Today we revisit the topic of cutting boards.
Spotlight: Plastic Cutting Boards
Though plastic cutting boards are the most popular of the cutting boards, there are four major things you should know when using them:
- Plastic cutting boards are easy to clean and still recommended or required by many health departments.
- While they are easy to clean they can also leave grooves where bacteria can collect and cause contamination, if not scrubbed properly,
- They also will dull your knives quickly
- In a commercial kitchen, plastic cutting boards would be color-coded for use with different foods. Like so:
- Red = Raw Meat
- Blue = Raw Seafood
- Yellow = Cooked Meat
- Brown =Vegetables
- Green = Salads & Fruit
- White = Baked & Dairy