Best Wood for Cutting Boards

Top Wood for Cutting Board: The Ultimate Guide

Square, circle, hexagonal or triangular, chopping board comes in many shapes and sizes. Imagine cutting an onion with your bare hands. It will not only harm your eyes but potentially scrape your hands. No one wants to get hurt by a sharp knife so we need a chopping board. When you buy a chopping board, you are torn between purchasing one made of plastic or wood. Plastic chopping boards are lightweight and they easily break and nick which can be home of bacteria. This is why many housewife prefer to buy a wooden chopping board. There are a number of wooden chopping board available today made from different tree parts. In this article, you will know what defines a good chopping board to use at home and give you some hint on what kind of board to buy. So, continue to read below to know what fits to your daily need. Read more
Of

Products Comparison

  • Core Detail
  • Technical Details
  • Pricing and Shipping
 Virginia Boys Kitchens Walnut Wood Chopping Board - 43 x 28 cm Large Rectangular American Hardwood Cutting and Carving Countertop Block with Juice Drip Groove
90%
£59.97
read more
 John Boos 20" by 15" by 1.5-Inch Reversible Black Walnut Cutting Board with Hand Grips
80%
£184.20
read more
 T&G Tuscany Rectangular End Grain Chopping Board with Finger Grooves in Acacia, Large, 45 x 30 x 4 cm
80%
£33.99
read more
 Boilton Large Walnut Wood Cutting Board - 17x11 with Juice Drip Groove, Big American Hardwood Chopping and Carving Countertop Block
90%
£65.93
read more
 Cutting Board 18 x 12 x 0.8 in Edge Grain Chopping Block with Juice Groove Thermo Ash-tree Wood Hardwood Extra Thick Serving Platter Durable & Resistant Red
80%
£41.27
read more
 Teak Cutting Board - Rectangle Edge Grain Board With Corner Hole And Juice Canal (18 x 14 x .75 in.) - By Teakhaus by Teakhaus
80%
£84.87
read more
 John Boos R02 Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board, 24 Inches x 18 Inches x 1.5 Inches
80%
£84.64
read more
 Camco 43753 Hardwood Stove Topper and Cutting Board
80%
£61.48
read more
 Kohler Hardwood Cutting Board Wood
90%
£51.35
read more
 Kohler Cape Dory Hardwood Cutting Board Not Applicable
80%
£71.71
read more
 Teak Cutting Board - Rectangle Carving Board With Hand Grip (24 x 18 x 1.5 in.) - By Teakhaus by Teakhaus
80%
0
read more
 soldbbq Hardwood Cutting Board-Made from Acacia Wood,With 4 Legs,Size 11.8"x 11.8"x 4/5"
70%
0
read more
.
Virginia Boys Kitchens Walnut Wood Chopping Board - 43 x 28 cm Large Rectangular American Hardwood Cutting and Carving Countertop Block with Juice Drip Groove Top rated
John Boos 20
T&G Tuscany Rectangular End Grain Chopping Board with Finger Grooves in Acacia, Large, 45 x 30 x 4 cm
Boilton Large Walnut Wood Cutting Board - 17x11 with Juice Drip Groove, Big American Hardwood Chopping and Carving Countertop Block
Cutting Board 18 x 12 x 0.8 in Edge Grain Chopping Block with Juice Groove Thermo Ash-tree Wood Hardwood Extra Thick Serving Platter Durable & Resistant Red
Teak Cutting Board - Rectangle Edge Grain Board With Corner Hole And Juice Canal (18 x 14 x .75 in.) - By Teakhaus by Teakhaus
John Boos R02 Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board, 24 Inches x 18 Inches x 1.5 Inches
Camco 43753 Hardwood Stove Topper and Cutting Board
Kohler Hardwood Cutting Board Wood
Kohler Cape Dory Hardwood Cutting Board Not Applicable
Teak Cutting Board - Rectangle Carving Board With Hand Grip (24 x 18 x 1.5 in.) - By Teakhaus by Teakhaus Lowest price
soldbbq Hardwood Cutting Board-Made from Acacia Wood,With 4 Legs,Size 11.8
Product Title What we liked What we didn't like Brand Color

Virginia Boys Kitchens Walnut Wood Chopping Board - 43 x 28 cm Large Rectangular American Hardwood Cutting and Carving Countertop Block with Juice Drip Groove

90%

Virginia Boys Kitchens

John Boos 20" by 15" by 1.5-Inch Reversible Black Walnut Cutting Board with Hand Grips

80%

John Boos

T&G Tuscany Rectangular End Grain Chopping Board with Finger Grooves in Acacia, Large, 45 x 30 x 4 cm

80%

T&G

Boilton Large Walnut Wood Cutting Board - 17x11 with Juice Drip Groove, Big American Hardwood Chopping and Carving Countertop Block

90%

Boilton

Cutting Board 18 x 12 x 0.8 in Edge Grain Chopping Block with Juice Groove Thermo Ash-tree Wood Hardwood Extra Thick Serving Platter Durable & Resistant Red

80%

NaturalDesign

Teak Cutting Board - Rectangle Edge Grain Board With Corner Hole And Juice Canal (18 x 14 x .75 in.) - By Teakhaus by Teakhaus

80%

Teakhaus

John Boos R02 Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board, 24 Inches x 18 Inches x 1.5 Inches

80%

John Boos

Camco 43753 Hardwood Stove Topper and Cutting Board

80%

Camco

Kohler Hardwood Cutting Board Wood

90%

Kohler

Kohler Cape Dory Hardwood Cutting Board Not Applicable

80%

Kohler

Teak Cutting Board - Rectangle Carving Board With Hand Grip (24 x 18 x 1.5 in.) - By Teakhaus by Teakhaus

80%

Teakhaus

soldbbq Hardwood Cutting Board-Made from Acacia Wood,With 4 Legs,Size 11.8"x 11.8"x 4/5"

70%

soldBBQ

x
£59.97 more
£184.20 more
£33.99 more
£65.93 more
£41.27 more
£84.87 more
£84.64 more
£61.48 more
£51.35 more
£71.71 more
0 more
0 more
want to see more show more

Product Reviews

1

Virginia Boys Kitchens Virginia Boys Kitchens Walnut Wood Chopping Board - 43 x 28 cm Large Rectangular American Hardwood Cutting and Carving Countertop Block with Juice Drip Groove

90%

This wood cutting board is from Virginia Boys Kitchens.

Read more
Of
2

John Boos John Boos 20" by 15" by 1.5-Inch Reversible Black Walnut Cutting Board with Hand Grips

80%

This Reversible Cutting Board is from John Boos. The company was founded in 1887 in Illinois when a blacksmith hammered horseshoes placed on a Sycamore tree with 3 legs. After word spread about the company’s products, it started shipping Boos Blocks across the US.

Read more
Of
3

T&G T&G Tuscany Rectangular End Grain Chopping Board with Finger Grooves in Acacia, Large, 45 x 30 x 4 cm

80%

This Large Rectangular Chopping Board is from T&G Woodware.

Read more
Of
4

Boilton Boilton Large Walnut Wood Cutting Board - 17x11 with Juice Drip Groove, Big American Hardwood Chopping and Carving Countertop Block

90%

This Walnut Wood Cutting Board is from Boilton.

Read more
Of
5

NaturalDesign Cutting Board 18 x 12 x 0.8 in Edge Grain Chopping Block with Juice Groove Thermo Ash-tree Wood Hardwood Extra Thick Serving Platter Durable & Resistant Red

80%

This Cutting Board/Chopping Block is from Natural Design.

Read more
Of
6

Teakhaus Teak Cutting Board - Rectangle Edge Grain Board With Corner Hole And Juice Canal (18 x 14 x .75 in.) - By Teakhaus by Teakhaus

80%

This Teak Cutting Board is from Teakhaus.

Read more
Of
7

John Boos John Boos R02 Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board, 24 Inches x 18 Inches x 1.5 Inches

80%

The R02 Maple Reversible Cutting Board is from John Boos. It has dimensions of 24-in. long, 18-in. wide, and 1.5-in. thick.

Read more
Of
8

Camco Camco 43753 Hardwood Stove Topper and Cutting Board

80%

This Hardwood Cutting Board is from Camco. The company was founded 60+ years ago in 1966 with one worker and product. The company now produces 3000+ products and has global manufacturing facilities. The company focuses on quality products and good customer service.

Read more
Of
9

Kohler Kohler Hardwood Cutting Board Wood

90%

The K-6507-NA is a Hardwood Cutting Board from Koeler.

Read more
Of
10

Kohler Kohler Cape Dory Hardwood Cutting Board Not Applicable

80%

The K-6637-NA is a Hardwood Cutting Board from Kohler. The company is well-known for its plumbing products.

Read more
Of

last update March 19th 2019

We want our reviews to be the most up to date on the web. The most recent update to this page on March 19th 2019

One more review

Side By Side Comparison

  • by Virginia Boys Kitchens

    Virginia Boys Kitchens Walnut Wood Chopping Board - 43 x 28 cm Large Rectangular American Hardwood Cutting and Carving Countertop Block with Juice Drip Groove

    Virginia Boys Kitchens Walnut Wood Chopping Board - 43 x 28 cm Large Rectangular American Hardwood Cutting and Carving Countertop Block with Juice Drip Groove

    check pricing
  • by John Boos

    John Boos 20" by 15" by 1.5-Inch Reversible Black Walnut Cutting Board with Hand Grips

    John Boos 20" by 15" by 1.5-Inch Reversible Black Walnut Cutting Board with Hand Grips

    check pricing
  • by T&G

    T&G Tuscany Rectangular End Grain Chopping Board with Finger Grooves in Acacia, Large, 45 x 30 x 4 cm

    T&G Tuscany Rectangular End Grain Chopping Board with Finger Grooves in Acacia, Large, 45 x 30 x 4 cm

    check pricing
  • by Boilton

    Boilton Large Walnut Wood Cutting Board - 17x11 with Juice Drip Groove, Big American Hardwood Chopping and Carving Countertop Block

    Boilton Large Walnut Wood Cutting Board - 17x11 with Juice Drip Groove, Big American Hardwood Chopping and Carving Countertop Block

    check pricing
  • by NaturalDesign

    Cutting Board 18 x 12 x 0.8 in Edge Grain Chopping Block with Juice Groove Thermo Ash-tree Wood Hardwood Extra Thick Serving Platter Durable & Resistant Red

    Cutting Board 18 x 12 x 0.8 in Edge Grain Chopping Block with Juice Groove Thermo Ash-tree Wood Hardwood Extra Thick Serving Platter Durable & Resistant Red

    check pricing
  • by Teakhaus

    Teak Cutting Board - Rectangle Edge Grain Board With Corner Hole And Juice Canal (18 x 14 x .75 in.) - By Teakhaus by Teakhaus

    Teak Cutting Board - Rectangle Edge Grain Board With Corner Hole And Juice Canal (18 x 14 x .75 in.) - By Teakhaus by Teakhaus

    check pricing
  • by John Boos

    John Boos R02 Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board, 24 Inches x 18 Inches x 1.5 Inches

    John Boos R02 Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board, 24 Inches x 18 Inches x 1.5 Inches

    check pricing
  • by Camco

    Camco 43753 Hardwood Stove Topper and Cutting Board

    Camco 43753 Hardwood Stove Topper and Cutting Board

    check pricing
  • by Kohler

    Kohler Hardwood Cutting Board Wood

    Kohler Hardwood Cutting Board Wood

    check pricing
  • by Kohler

    Kohler Cape Dory Hardwood Cutting Board Not Applicable

    Kohler Cape Dory Hardwood Cutting Board Not Applicable

    check pricing

Frequently Asked Question

Do the boards need clips, braces, etc. to strengthen then?

These are basically gimmicks used to strengthen cheap wood boards. They can save the manufacturer money but ultimately produce a low-quality board. It’s better to pick a cutting board that’s made from high-grade hardwoods.


How are wood boards better than plastic boards?

Wood is natural while plastic is synthetic. Since wood has natural anti-microbial properties, it’s easier to protect it from cross-contamination. The key is to use and maintain the wood properly, so you get the best results.


What’s the best way to condition the boards?

Food-grade mineral oil is the most effective and safest product to add. You can find it at most grocery stores and pharmacies. If you live in a dry climate, you should consider adding mineral oil more often since the wood will be more likely to dry out faster.

    

Is it ok to wash the board in the dishwasher?

This should never be done for wood cutting boards. This is due to the ultra-hot water used for loads. While this helps to kill microorganisms, it also splits wood. In fact, after boards are washed in dishwashers just once it’s impossible to condition them properly.


What is a board foot?

This differs from the linear foot that’s a line measurement. The difference is a board foot measure volume to determine thickness.


How is wood better than bamboo?

In fact, one benefit of bamboo is it’s more water-resistant than wood because of its high density. However, this feature can also have a negative effect on knives since bamboo is more likely to dull your knives.


How do you know if wood treatments are safe?

Make sure that all treatments are food-grade. This will help to prevent food from contacting strong chemicals on the cutting board. There’s no way to be 100% certainly until you research the types of treatments the wood undergoes.

You should also make sure to use only food-grade treatments if you dry/oil/stain the board, for example. This will further help to prevent safety issues due to synthetic materials.


Is it good to condition wood boards with beeswax?

This is a common practice and is often mixed with mineral oil. Beeswax can be effective for conditioning boards, but the problem is the wax breaking down on the cutting board’s surface and eventually clogging the pores. Wax also attracts bacteria as time passes.


Why are end grain cutting boards more expensive?

These take 2x more time to assemble and finish. They also require more material, which adds to the total manufacturing cost. However, if you’re looking for a high-quality cutting board, this is a good option.


How often should cutting boards be conditioned?

Each month you should apply food-grade mineral oil once. After adding the mineral oil let it sit overnight. Then the next dip wipe off any extra oil using a paper towel.


What is a wood’s hardness?

Each type of wood has a hardness scale. This helps to explain like walnut, maple, and cherry are often used for cutting boards. When picking a unit, it’s critical to select one that has a relatively high hardness. This will boost the durability/functionality although you’ll still have to clean/maintain the board properly to maximize the longevity.


Is it a problem if cutting boards have cracks?

Small hairline cracks are common in wood fibers and allow the wood to expand/contract normally. This differs from large cracks that result from cheap wood or improper maintenance.


Can I use cooking oil to condition cutting boards?

It’s better to use mineral oil over non-organic oils like vegetable oils. Make sure to pick a food-safe mineral oil since the human body can digest it and actually improves digestion. The problem with vegetable oils is they don’t treat the board. In fact, you’ll have negative results like a rancid smell and gummy surface.


What’s the proper way to wash/dry a wood cutting board?

Make sure to use warm soapy water then handy-dry it. It’s important to wash the board out of the box since it will contain residue from the manufacturing process. Make sure to keep washing the board after each use.