Cutting Boards - Plastic vs Wood

You may think, or have been led to believe that plastic cutting boards are safer and easier to clean than wooden cutting boards - but you would be mistaken.  Although it would seem on the surface - that the surface of a plastic board would be much easier to clean as well as disinfect, but facts show a close grained wood like maple or cherry is able to more easily be disinfected that a used plastic cutting board.

 

And we have science to prove it!  Check out this study by UC Davis -

 http://faculty.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/faculty/docliver/Research/cuttingboard.htm

 

 


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