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What is the difference between a cutting board and a chopping block?

When it comes to kitchen prep, there are a few options when it comes to cutting surfaces: a cutting board or a chopping block. But what's the difference? And which one should you choose for your kitchen?

In this blog post, we'll explore the differences between these two kitchen prep tools and help you decide which is right for you!


Option Number 1: The Cutting Board


A cutting board is a flat surface, usually made of wood or plastic, that is used for chopping food. A cutting board typically has raised sides to keep food from falling off, and it can be used on both countertops and cutting tables.





Option Number 2: The Chopping Block


A chopping block, on the other hand, is a thick piece of wood that is meant to be used as a stable surface for chopping meat and vegetables. Chopping blocks are often made of hardwoods like maple or oak, and they can be either square or rectangular in shape. Unlike cutting boards, chopping blocks are not typically used on countertops; rather, they are meant to be placed on a separate cutting table or in the center of the kitchen so that they can be easily accessed when needed.





Which option is right for your kitchen?


So, which is right for your kitchen?

If you do a lot of cooking that requires chopping meat and vegetables, then a chopping block is a good choice. Chopping blocks provide a stable surface for chopping, and they can take a lot of wear and tear.


However, if you don't do a lot of cooking that requires chopping, or if you prefer to use a cutting board on your countertop, then a cutting board is the better option. Cutting boards are less expensive than chopping blocks, and they're easier to store when not in use.


No matter which option you choose, make sure to keep your cutting surfaces clean and sanitized to avoid foodborne illness. Wash cutting boards and chopping blocks with hot water and avoid placing them in the dishwasher.

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