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

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.

YoHoHoAndABottleOfSherry Mon 03-Dec-12 17:33:20

I have a big plastic one, a big glass one, two small plastic ones, and a wooden one that I never use because I can't put it in the dishwasher
The glass one is reserved for meat, everything else can be chopped on the plastic ones.

ZebraInHiding Mon 03-Dec-12 17:36:40

I have one wooden one, but would love some of the plastic labelled colour coded ones. However I can't think of any thing worse than chopping on glass. Just the thought makes me shiver! I can't believe so many people have them. But then, I am quite odd, so take no notice of me!

I have a red plastic one for raw meat, and then an assortment of different sized
ones which I use indiscriminately for everything else, although I usually stick with a large wooden one. I get a bit paranoid about raw meat, plus I loathe the feel of it and hate the idea of it mixing with anything else hence the separate board. The boards all get cleaned thoroughly so there's probably no rational reason to have a separate one, but it makes me happy grin

Inertia Mon 03-Dec-12 17:47:19

I have 14; 9 plastic and 5 wooden

plain red for cooked meat
different red one for raw meat
yellow for cheese
green for veg
blue for raw chicken
4 white plastic ones in a set which are used for fruit or veg

an enormous wooden one that's only really used for big stuff as it's a PITA to wash up

2 wooden flat bread boards

a cutting bread board

a garlic bread board that we got for Christmas once.

PigletJohn Mon 03-Dec-12 18:32:49

one very large plastic one that goes in the dishwasher.

If for some reason I have cut raw meat on it and not washed it yet, I turn it over. It fits over the sink.

The sink came with a fitted wooden one but I can't be bothered cleaning and oiling it.

In my commercial premises we were instructed to only use plastic boards, not wooden.

Glass would damage the knives, plates would be damaged by the knives.

No, I do not have separate ones for different things as such, but I do have 17 different wooden boards blush.

They range in size from huge cover-the-workspace type things from IKEA to small individual ones for when we do things like raclette or "vesper" which involves everyone cutting their own things up to eat, with obviously every size in between.

They are all wooden though, I dislike chopping boards made of anything else, and they all get used for anything and everything.

WholeLottaRosie Mon 03-Dec-12 21:27:27

One chunky wooden block, a set of four Joseph Joseph plastic ones in a stand, plus a couple of small wooden ones that can be carried through to the dining room for cheese etc.

"Although husband just uses nearest one. Garlic toast and jam, bleugh! "

Yes, I have this problem with DH. We just have 2, but then we're veggies so nothing is life-threatening - one for bread and one for everything else. But I do not want garlic at breakfast! And sometimes I'll do fruit etc. on the breadboard if the other has just been used - don't want garlicky apples either!

BertieBotts Mon 03-Dec-12 21:33:33

Nope, I just wash them confused

I do have two, though. In case one is dirty and I want to use another. But generally I just chop in order, germ-infested meat last grin

BertieBotts Mon 03-Dec-12 21:35:18

Wood is naturally antibacterial, or something.

I don't get why you would get garlicky food if you wash it every time you use it - which surely is what you should do? You wouldn't eat spaghetti bolognese out of a bowl and then serve ice cream straight afterwards in the same bowl!

BertieBotts Mon 03-Dec-12 21:36:51

Why are you chopping toast and crumpets on chopping boards, you insane people? That's what a plate is for! grin

I'm not slicing a loaf of bread on a plate! That would be the end of my good bread knife, and also my plate. Oh, and my plates aren't flat anyway.

There's just something about garlic that can linger though, so that even if the board has been wiped or scrubbed (not washed, it's wood), there may be a trace of garlic the next morning. To my educated palate anyway, DH obviously never notices...

ViperInTheManger Mon 03-Dec-12 21:49:10

I have a few white plastic, horrid ones. I use them indiscriminately but nobody has ever been ill or died.

BertieBotts Tue 04-Dec-12 00:14:24

I didn't say slicing a loaf of bread! I was talking about a crumpet or a singular slice of toast.

Why can't you wash wood? confused Have I being doing it wrong?

AdoraJingleBells Tue 04-Dec-12 01:00:14

Course you can wash wood, just have to dry it properly after wahing it. And don't stick 'em in the dishwasher (no, it wasn't me) they do fall apart.

I have a separate board just for onions, smelly bastard things that they are.

CremeEggThief Tue 04-Dec-12 10:11:40

One wooden one for bread and another wooden one for everything else. It hardly ever gets used, as it's heavy and I don't like washing it up by hand. So, kitchen roll is my chopping board at the moment, but I will get a couple of plastic ones I can throw in the dishwasher soon.

CremeEggThief Tue 04-Dec-12 10:13:36

One wooden one for bread and another wooden one for everything else. It hardly ever gets used, as it's heavy and I don't like washing it up by hand. So, kitchen roll is my chopping board at the moment, but I will get a couple of plastic ones I can throw in the dishwasher soon. DS and I are veggie, so only need one or two.

sparkle12mar08 Tue 04-Dec-12 12:01:05

We have about 8 altogether. 5 plastic - mix of large and small, and three wooden ones, again 2 large 1 small. We don't have particular boards for particular uses, apart from the fact that we always use one of the plastics for meat, but we will always use separate ones for meat and veg prep during the same meal. We also have a humungous wooden block about 2' squared and 4" thick which rarely ever gets used because the damn thing's impossible to lift or wash properly!

BertieBotts Tue 04-Dec-12 16:30:19

Ah, oh well. I dishwash mine. If they fall apart I'mm just have to get new ones smile

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