12 of the best chopping boards

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

It is almost impossible to do without a cutting board in the kitchen. Despite the fact that there are modern countertops that are not afraid of the effects of knife blades, few people want to get them dirty once again. Our experts looked at a myriad of choices, reviewed user reviews, and ranked the top 12 cutting boards.

How to choose a cutting board

  1. Appointment. Ideally, you need to have at least four boards: for meat, fish, bread, as well as vegetables, fruits and cooked foods. Thermally unprocessed meat and fish contain microorganisms that, when entering the human body, can cause various diseases. Fish planks are usually more elongated for easier cutting. Vegetables, fruits, for example, beets can stain the board and leave a smell, therefore it is not recommended to cut bread on such a surface, for this you should purchase a separate model.
  2. Material. Depending on the products, we also choose the material. For meat, it is better to buy a board made of bamboo or other hardwood. For fish, an option made of artificial material is suitable, preferably one that does not absorb odors, for example, glass or food grade plastic. For vegetables, fruits and cooked products, you can choose a board made from both natural and artificial materials. Baked goods can also be cut on both wood and plastic / glass cutting boards.
  3. The size. The convenience of cutting directly depends on the size. The largest piece should fit on the board. For example, when buying a model for butchering fish, look at how long it is. Do not purchase a product that is significantly smaller than a whole fish of the type that you usually prefer to cook (salmon, herring, chum, etc.).
  4. Functionality. Some models have a handle that allows you to carry the board from place to place. But now its presence is not so relevant, since modern square, rectangular, round and oval variants have protrusions, recesses, etc., which are easy to grab with your hand. But the hole for hanging and the groove for collecting the liquid are necessary. In the first case, you can place the board on a kitchen hook in order to keep it always at hand, in the second, you do not stain the surface of the table, since all the juice will collect in a special depression, which usually runs along the entire perimeter. When buying a board made of sliding material (glass, plastic), choose a product with special rubberized legs that allow you to fix the board to the tabletop.
  5. Blade protection. The knife blade is dull not only from cutting food, but also from contact with a cutting board, therefore, to extend the life of sharpening, choose models from certain materials: soft and hard wood, end board (a monolith made of small glued wood blocks, belongs to professional cook equipment ), thick plastic (polypropylene, vinyl plastic, polyamide, etc.). Planks made of artificial stone, glass and thin, cheap plastic quickly dull the blade. Remember not to cut with ceramic knives on glass models.

Rating of the best cutting boards

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best wooden cutting boards 1 Regent Bosco 330 RUB
2 GipfelArabella (3473) RUB 2,472
3 TalleR TR-2209 640 RUB
The best plastic cutting boards 1 Joseph Joseph Chop2Pot 800 RUB
2 EMSA Perfect Cut 820 RUB
3 Bio Vie Louis Gourmet (GL 1805) 549 r
4 Idea 'Deco. Gzhel ' 249 r
5 Marmiton (17028) 82 RUB
Best chopping board sets 1 Joseph Joseph Index Large (5 items) RUB 4 800
2 Eva Solo (3 pieces) RUB 7,590
3 Calve Premium Quality (5 items) RUB 3,299
4 TalleR TR-2203 (3 items) 759 r

The best wooden cutting boards

Regent Bosco

Rating: 4.9

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The inexpensive model made of Hevea is the leader in the category. The main characteristic of the material is moisture, which is about ten percent. Due to this, the wood does not crack or deform during temperature changes. It is equally important that Hevea does not enter into a chemical reaction with food, and the surface does not allow bacteria to penetrate inside during cutting. The size of the product is 40 x 23 x 1.2 cm, so it is suitable for cutting even large pieces. For easy portability, it is equipped with an ergonomic handle with a hole for hanging the board on a kitchen hook. Suitable for cutting meat or fish products, as well as bakery products.

Advantages

  • wear-resistant;
  • easy to clean;
  • does not absorb odors;
  • does not blunt the knife blade;
  • acceptable cost – 600 rubles.

disadvantages

  • not found.

GipfelArabella (3473)

Rating: 4.8

 GipfelArabella (3473)

The second line is occupied by a premium class cutting board made of valuable wood species – North American walnut. The material is considered one of the best for this kind of products, since it does not absorb odors, moisture, is easy to clean and takes good care of the knife blade, does not dull. The model has a curly shape, there is an ergonomic handle for a comfortable grip. Inside the handle there is an oval hole made with steel. It is needed for hanging so that the board is always at hand. Size 35 x 18 x 1.5 cm. Suitable for cutting large pieces. Ideal for meat or fish. Gipfel Arabella is not afraid of water, temperature extremes and will last a long time, so the price, according to users, is justified by the high quality.

Advantages

  • wear-resistant;
  • special coating with mineral oil;
  • easy to clean;
  • does not absorb moisture.

disadvantages

  • high cost – 4 thousand rubles.

TalleR TR-2209

Rating: 4.7

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The third position goes to a model made of natural bamboo, which is an environmentally friendly material. Differs in durability and strength. The board has two working surfaces, so there is more area for cutting than its counterparts. The model is equipped with a hole with which you can hang the product or use it as a handle. Unlike plastic and porous beech, birch, a bamboo board does not accumulate bacteria, does not absorb moisture and odors, does not dry out, does not deform, does not delaminate, does not change its color and taste of food. The blades of knives do not dull against the surface, as is the case with plastic and glass products. Has a size of 35 x 25 x 1.5 cm.

Advantages

  • wear-resistant;
  • easy to clean;
  • manufacturer's warranty;
  • acceptable cost – about 600-700 rubles.

disadvantages

  • should not be used as a hot pad;
  • only suitable for hand washing.

The best plastic cutting boards

Joseph Joseph Chop2Pot

Rating: 4.9

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First place in the category is the original board model. Made of food grade plastic with high durability. The surface has a special coating in the form of pimples, thanks to which the blades of knives do not dull and food does not stick. A feature of the model is the stripes along which the board bends, forming a kind of scoop, which makes it convenient to pour the cut pieces into the dishes for further cooking. The ergonomic handle is equipped with rubberized inserts, so it won't slip out even from wet hands. The same inserts are located on the back side so that the product is firmly fixed on the table top. The size of the board is 22 x 28 x 0.5 cm.

Advantages

  • folding design;
  • allowed to wash in the dishwasher;
  • many colors.

disadvantages

  • relatively expensive – 1500 r.

EMSA Perfect Cut

Rating: 4.8

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The second becomes a model made of high quality food grade plastic. Equipped with a special groove into which liquid flows, so the table top remains unstained. The material does not absorb odors, is resistant to the mechanical effects of a knife, therefore it will last a long time and retain its original appearance. On the back there are four silicone legs, thanks to which the board does not slide on the table surface. There is a recess that serves as a handle. The product is suitable for cutting vegetables, fruits and cooked products. The dimensions of the board are 40 x 29 cm.

It is worth noting that the Emsa company, founded in Germany in the forty-ninth year, very quickly became a leader and became a world-famous company producing high-quality cooking accessories, dishes, and various other household goods. Emsa has repeatedly received and continues to receive first places and awards at international exhibitions.

Advantages

  • wear-resistant;
  • dishwasher safe.

disadvantages

  • relatively expensive – 1150 p.

Bio Vie Louis Gourmet (GL 1805)

Rating: 4.7

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The third position is occupied by the original model. Louis Gourmet is a brand created by renowned French chefs and designers. She embodies the best achievements of local cuisine – grace, sophistication, tradition. The assortment includes exclusive tableware, designer accessories, including a Bio Vie cutting board.

The product has two working sides: one is solid and the other is decorated with a beautiful pattern. The surface is embossed, due to which the model is perfectly fixed on the table top. Bacteria, fungus, mold will not appear and will not multiply, since the board is treated with an antibacterial compound that forms a durable protective coating. It has a size of 29 x 20 cm.

Advantages

  • does not absorb odors and moisture;
  • easy to clean;
  • there are no traces from the knife blade;
  • cleaning in a dishwasher is acceptable;
  • acceptable cost – about 600 rubles.

disadvantages

  • the drawing is pale.

Idea Deco. Gzhel

Rating: 4.6

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The fourth line goes to a folding cutting board. Made of durable food grade plastic (polypropylene). The material is resistant to mechanical damage, does not absorb odors. There are grooves along the edges to drain the juice from the cut products. Folds like a chessboard – in half. The size is – 35 x 28 cm. The model is ideal for cutting vegetables, fruits, herbs, dough. A beautiful drawing will complement the kitchen interior. To the board you can pick up napkins in the same style, a dryer for utensils (spoons, forks, etc.), a knife with a gzhel handle. This will be a great gift set, and at a fairly low price. If you want to please your loved ones or yourself, then be sure to take a closer look at the board from Idea.

Advantages

  • wear-resistant;
  • easy to clean;
  • democratic cost – about 300 rubles.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Marmiton (17028)

Rating: 4.5

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In fifth place is a flexible cutting board. It is made of thin food grade plastic, so you can form a product for the convenience of pouring pieces. To do this, you just need to bend the edges, lifting them up, and then pour out all the ingredients without fear that they will fall past the pan / frying pan. The model has a small hole that allows you to hang the board on a kitchen hook. The surface is treated with a special anti-slip agent even on a smooth surface: the board fits snugly against the table top and does not move. The size of the product is 28 x 38 x 0.5 cm.

Advantages

  • big size;
  • allowed to wash in the dishwasher;
  • many colors;
  • budgetary cost – about 100 rubles.

disadvantages

  • there are visible marks from the knife blade;
  • not suitable for cutting hot food;
  • too thin.

Best chopping board sets

Joseph Joseph Index Large (5 items)

Rating: 4.9

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The leader in the category is a set of polypropylene boards. Shown here are four boards with rounded edges for collecting crumbs, juice, and a storage case. They are all the same size – 34.6 x 27.3 x 8.3 cm You can use the products on both sides, as they are working. Each board is designed for a different product category: raw meat, fish, vegetables / fruits, bread. To figure out which one is for what, a special marking in the form of a picture, located on the side, will help. Silicone legs save from slipping, and a special coating minimizes the likelihood that the knife blades become dull.

Advantages

  • updated shape of the case to save space in the kitchen;
  • do not absorb odors and do not change color;
  • easy to clean.

disadvantages

  • non-embossed surface;
  • there are visible traces of the knife;
  • inflated cost – about 5-6 thousand rubles.

Eva Solo (3 pieces)

Rating: 4.8

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On the second line is a set of three boards and a metal holder, in which it is convenient to store items so that they do not take up extra space on the kitchen table and do not come into contact with each other. Each board is presented in its own shade to be used for its intended purpose: for butchering meat, fish, vegetables, bread. One edge of the product is tapered for a comfortable grip. Thanks to the special texture of the surface of the knives, they do not become dull. The boards are made of high-strength food grade plastic that can withstand temperature changes and mechanical stress. The size is 26.7 x 38 x 3 cm. In the reviews, users note that the boards slide on the tabletop, since they do not have rubberized inserts / legs.

Advantages

  • wear-resistant;
  • two work surfaces;
  • rough surface;
  • allowed to be washed in the dishwasher.

disadvantages

  • high cost – 7 thousand rubles

Calve Premium Quality (5 items)

Rating: 4.8

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The third position is received by a set of four rectangular boards and a storage case. The boards are made of durable food grade plastic. They are all different colors and with a label in the form of a picture showing which category of products the product is intended for (meat, fish, vegetables, hot / bread). There is also an antibacterial coating that prevents the growth of pathogenic microorganisms. The case stand is equipped with special holes through which water flows down when wet boards are put to dry. Rubberized feet are located at the base of the case to provide a snug fit. All boards are one size – 30 x 20 x 0.7 cm.

Advantages

  • wear-resistant;
  • do not absorb odors;
  • two working sides;
  • many colors.

disadvantages

  • scratches from the knife blade are highly visible;
  • high cost – about 3 thousand rubles.

TalleR TR-2203 (3 items)

Rating: 4.7

TalleR TR-2203 (3 items)

The fourth is a set of cutting boards of different sizes: large (35 x 25 x 1 cm), medium (34.5 x 18 x 1 cm), small (29 x 22 x 1 cm). Items are made of natural wood, bamboo. All have holes for hanging, which also serve as a handle for a comfortable grip. One of the boards is equipped with grooves around the perimeter for collecting juice. The products are resistant to mechanical damage, do not absorb odor, moisture, prevent the accumulation and reproduction of bacteria, do not deform, do not dry out over time and do not change color. You can cut food on either of the two working sides.

Advantages

  • environmentally friendly material;
  • do not dull the blades of knives;
  • wear-resistant.

disadvantages

  • hand wash only;
  • relatively expensive – 1 thousand rubles.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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