Choosing a Cutting Board – A Few Things to Consider

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If you are making food in the kitchen every day, chances are you’re doing a lot of slicing, dicing, and chopping. You’ve probably invested in a good set of knives. Have you invested in a good wood cutting board?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bread & Fish Woodworks. The opinions and text are all mine. 

I’d like to introduce you to a company I’m proud to work with called Bread & Fish Woodworks. They’re an Idaho based company that creates handcrafted wood cutting boards.

Before I tell you more about them, let’s talk about a few things you should consider if you are looking for a new cutting board.

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What Kind of Cutting Board Do You Need?

A cutting board’s main purpose is to act as a surface you can slice and dice on. Some people also use cutting boards as a cheese tray or for presentation.

Glass or Acrylic

There are a few different types of cutting boards available. The first I will mention is a glass or acrylic cutting board. They look nice. They’re easy to clean. They will DESTROY your knives. Using a hard surface like glass to cut on bends the edge of your knife, making the knife dull – and unsafe – almost immediately.

I’d recommend staying away from these types of boards. You can certainly use a glass cutting board as a presentation piece, but that’s about all I’d recommend them for.


Plastic cutting boards are nice because of their convenience. They’re easy to cut on, and you can put them in your dishwasher to sanitize when you’re done using them. Rarely do you see a plastic cutting board proudly displayed in a kitchen.

Some plastic cutting boards have a slick surface, and I would stay away from those… That slick surface is an accident waiting to happen.

Finding a plastic cutting board large enough to handle a large cut of meat can be challenging too. We have a small plastic cutting board that we use if we are chopping vegetables, but most of the time we are using our wood cutting boards.

Wood Cutting Boards

Wood cutting boards are my number one choice. A high-quality wood cutting board will last for years, and won’t dull out your knives like the other options I mentioned. Plus, a lot of the nicer wood cutting boards available are beautiful and can be proudly displayed in your kitchen.

Wood cutting boards may seem intimidating because they require a little bit of maintenance, but don’t fret. They’re easy to clean and care for. In most cases all you need is some warm soapy water.

I recently added a new wood cutting board to our collection, and I love it. It’s made by Bread & Fish Woodworks.

Choosing a Cutting Board
I love the colors on this board. If you’re looking for a good cutting board, Bread & Fish Woodworks has a lot of options available on their website

A few things I love about this cutting board:

  • The handles and weight – I use my cutting board to transfer big cuts of meat from my smoker, and into the house. The lightweight design and handles on both sides make it easy to securely handle the cutting board, especially when it’s loaded up with meat.
  • Juice Grooves – Bread & Fish Woodworks hand cuts the juice groove into their cutting boards. A lot of the boards I’ve seen have juice grooves that are way larger than they need to be. The groove on this board is just the right size.
  • The finish – All of the boards Bread & Fish Woodworks creates are handmade, and unique in appearance. I’m not a woodworking expert, so I can’t speak to the types of wood they use, but I can speak to the beauty of the boards they create!

Bread & Fish Woodworks

A lot of things happen in life. As my wife and I have grown closer in our marriage, we’ve also grown closer to God. Life hasn’t always been easy for us, but when things are down we remind each other that God only puts things in our lives for a reason.

I met Jeff at Bread & Fish Woodworks a few years ago, and at the time I didn’t realize our paths would cross again. I saw him post about his company on LinkedIn a few months ago. That’s when I realized that original meeting between him and I had much more meaning.

On Jeff’s site, he talks about how delicious food creates fellowship. That’s exactly how Smoked Meat Sunday got started. Smoking meat, every Sunday, and having friends and family over to break bread together.

Bread & Fish Woodworks cutting board

If you’re looking for a handcrafted charcuterie board, cutting board, or bbq board, I encourage you to check out Bread & Fish Woodworks. They make beautiful, high quality, handcrafted cutting boards that I am proud to display in my kitchen. I’m looking forward to years of use out of my board, and I hope you make the decision to use their boards too.

For more information on Bread & Fish Woodworks visit www.breadandfishwoodworks.com.

Already have a wood cutting board? Check out our guide to wood cutting board maintenance.

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