Four Things You Should Know About Plastic Cutting Boards  

Four Things You Should Know About Plastic Cutting Boards  

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Today we revisit the topic of cutting boards. 

Four Things You Should Know About Plastic Cutting Boards  
Four Things You Should Know About Plastic 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:

  1. Plastic cutting boards are easy to clean and still recommended or required by many health departments.
  2. While they are easy to clean they can also leave grooves where bacteria can collect and cause contamination, if not scrubbed properly,
  3. They also will dull your knives quickly
  4. 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