Does anyone have separate chopping boards in their home?

(45 Posts)
IcouldstillbeJoseph Mon 03-Dec-12 12:53:46

Was just going to buy a new chopping board and wondering whether I'm being a minger dicing with death just having one, wooden board....

Frontpaw Mon 03-Dec-12 12:56:03

Yes but only because DH bought my a nice set with little piccies on it because he thought it looked nice.

Usually I have a big thick wooden one for bread and glass for meat. I prefer plastic one for veggies. Not sure why... I'm just odd I suppose!

InExitCelsisDeo Mon 03-Dec-12 12:56:10

I have 5 6 wooden boards and four plasticky ones each with a different symbol for chicken, fish, veg and meat.

Do you think I have issues? wink

IwishyouaMerryChristmas Mon 03-Dec-12 12:57:09

I have 4 in different colours with different symbols.

I use the first one that comes to hand!

AfterEightMintyy Mon 03-Dec-12 12:58:40

I have a large wooden board, a large plastic board for onions and garlic only, a small plastic board for cutting up say one apple or a lemon, and a set of these.

So, yes, I have 7 chopping boards grin.

HousewifefromBethlehem Mon 03-Dec-12 12:58:56

Yes I use a wooden block for veg and a glass one for meat, onions and garlic.

HousewifefromBethlehem Mon 03-Dec-12 13:00:49

But then I see Jamie, Gordon et al on the telly carving meat on a wooden board so maybe they know secret cheffy things us mere mortals don't grin

Frontpaw Mon 03-Dec-12 13:01:50

Last count I had 8. And I use them allllll! Oh no, I have 9 as our bread in had one in the bottom. No, it's 10, but that's really a wooden cheeseboard. I have another 2 marble cheeseboards that I use to chop on too.

BahSaidPaschaHumbug Mon 03-Dec-12 13:02:39

I have 5 chopping boards, of which only 2 ever get used. Indiscriminately.

AfterEightMintyy Mon 03-Dec-12 13:03:44

Its perfectly safe to cut meat and poultry on a wooden board, so long as you wash it thoroughly in hot water and w up liquid.

Frontpaw Mon 03-Dec-12 13:04:22

I also chop on my worktops as they are granite and indestructable. I am chop-chop-happy!

IcouldstillbeJoseph Mon 03-Dec-12 13:10:07

I am obviously a poor excuse for a wife, woman and mother only having the one board grin

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Mon 03-Dec-12 13:13:10

I've got 4 identical small wooden ones that get used for everything and go in the dishwasher afterwards. If I had to for example cut some bread, chop some veg and chop some meat I would do it in that order and straight in the DW.

Frontpaw Mon 03-Dec-12 13:14:21

I have been used to chop melon after onions (just a quick rinse). Not recommended!

RoverQuestion Mon 03-Dec-12 13:17:22

I've only got one - a wooden one.

Rarely chop meat on it though because I'm too lazy to keep washing it during one cooking session - I use scissors to chop meat directly into the pan.

Methe Mon 03-Dec-12 13:19:11

I've only got one wooden one up need more.. Garlic crumpets ain't nice.

Frontpaw Mon 03-Dec-12 13:21:15

That sounds... Very 'continental'!

shabooby Mon 03-Dec-12 13:24:25

I have none, I use a plate blush

Snorbs Mon 03-Dec-12 13:26:59

One plastic one that only gets used for raw meat and that gets disinfectant on it after every use, and one wooden one that gets used for everything else.

SmeggingAroundTheChristmasTree Mon 03-Dec-12 13:28:04

Yes - one wooden butchers block. One resiny/plastic one which goes in the dishwasher (want more, it's brilliant. Top gourmet is the brand). A glass one for raw poultry only. And a bread board.

Wood contains natural antibacterial qualities, apparently. Still can't bring myself to chop raw poultry on it though.

PolterGoose Mon 03-Dec-12 14:04:17

I have a bit of a chopping board addiction blush

Humungous oak off-cut from sink cutout which does general serving, dough kneading, pastry rolling, occasional small chopping jobs.

Butchers block for meat carving and pizza slicing

Little wooden board for garlic and small amounts of chopping

Plastic one for fruit

Cheese board

Bread board (plus breadbin lid doubles as bread board)

Set of 4 Joseph Joseph colourful ones of which I only use the raw meat one and the veg one.

2 glass boards used as worktop protectors

hmm I did have more but tried to rationalise grin

AdoraJingleBells Mon 03-Dec-12 17:23:41

I have seperate ones, one for raw meat/fish another for bread, then a few spares. I was doing well complying with OH's germaphobe ways, until I realised he was cutting bread on the raw fish boardshock, now I don't bother as long as the boards get washed properly.

rubyrubyruby Mon 03-Dec-12 17:30:06

Yes
One for bread only
One for raw meat/fish
One for veg/cooked meat

Panzee Mon 03-Dec-12 17:32:05

I have 3
One for bread
One for small veg
One for larger veg
Although husband just uses nearest one. Garlic toast and jam, bleugh!

Panzee Mon 03-Dec-12 17:32:32

Oh and I use the veg ones for meat, or sometimes a plate.

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