The cutting board is always seen in a real kitchen, one that is regularly cooked in, because no chef can prepare all of his ingredients without cutting at least one or two of them.

There are many kinds of cutting boards nowadays, made of different cutting board materials. What is the best cutting board to use then? Experts have debated over the safety of using one type of board over another, and which one is easier to clean.

Here is a general outline of the various types of cutting board, and the pros and cons of each. I believe that the best type of cutting boards should be a personal choice, rather than what others tell you, but you can certainly refer to opinions on the internet.

Materials
Wooden cutting boards are traditional and remain to be used widely. Most wooden boards are made of maple, but other kinds of woods are also used. Wood is one of the best cutting boards because it is kind to knives, and it is also self resurrecting. It is known that wooden boards heal small cuts over time, and they can also be resurfaced. On the down side, wooden boards are more difficult to sanitize, as they cannot be cleaned in the dishwasher.

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Bamboo is another plant used to make cutting boards. Bamboo cutting boards have the advantages and disadvantages of wooden cutting boards, and many people prefer them because they are more environmentally friendly compared to wooden ones, seeing that the bamboo plant grows in a much shorter time.

Plastic cutting boards are very widespread, as they are the most affordable, are dishwasher safe, and available in any variety of colors, size, flexibility and thickness. Flexible plastic boards are popular for food transfer. However plastic boards do not last very long and sharp good kitchen knives will damage the surface, leaving cuts that can harbor bacteria.

Glass cutting boards are made of tempered glass. They are heat resistant, beautiful, durable and easy to clean. Nevertheless they are not popular because many people cannot bear the sound and the feel of the knife coming in contact with glass. Glass boards are also very harsh on your knives.

Care
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If you take more care of your cutting boards, they will certainly last longer. Besides, you will reduce the risk of food contamination. Here are some tips for your cutting board care.

Wash your boards immediately after each use. Letting your board sit around with remnants of food is certain to increase the risk of bacteria growth.

  • Cutting boards should be washed in hot soapy water. If you want to remove odors, use a slice of lime or lemon to rub the surface of the board.
  • Let your board dry completely before putting it away.
  • Don’t wash a wooden or bamboo cutting board in the dishwasher. They will crack.
  • Don’t cut food on the same board you used earlier to cut raw meat. Wash the board first, and it goes similarly for your knife.
  • Throw cutting boards away once they have developed deep cracks and cuts. Those cracks can harbor bacteria and are hard to sanitize.

Buying the right board and caring for it the right way will ensure you have a safe and useful cooking tool.

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I always believe that you have to advice someone on something if you actually follow the advice as well. In buying cook wear and clothes, I am more motivated by the designer and manufacturer than the equipment itself. I would never buy any clothing from a designer who does not know how to dress themselves, because how can you dress me if you can’t even dress yourself, right?

Enough talk about clothes, if I start I will not stop, let’s talk cookware. The kitchen is probably the most important place in the house. So no matter how small it is it has to be able to serve good food. Good food is almost always not the ingredients or the cook, it is the cookware. The food can be made by a professional, experienced chef but can be inedible if the cookware is bad because it could transfer the taste of plastic or rusty metal to the food. So I read some reviews online and they were all saying how good her cookware is and I just had to try them.

I have to say just one word, impeccable. From one kitchen person to another, I have to say Rachael Ray is doing a great job. I love color and that she offers In plenty. Most of her products can be found in more than just two color variety. The quality and designs are also something you will proudly want to show off to any visitor that comes to your home. When you buy the right color, the cookware will compliment your kitchen decor.

You needn’t mention the affordability and the durability. I have used the equipment for months and they still look new, no fading or other horrible things that happen to make you regret ever buying and equipment. They are also easy to clean, easy of cleanliness is the most important things in the kitchen.

Everyone loves to eat good food, but only a few of them know how to cook delicious and healthy food that would be appreciated by everyone. If you are one of those who are new in the field of cooking, then you need to learn some fine cooking methods that will assist you in making wholesome meals for your family. It may take some time to learn some brilliant cooking methods in order to make healthy food. However, you can start well by following some of the finest methods of cooking given below.

Braising

Braising is considered as one of the best cooking methods for making healthy meals. This process involves taking the meat or poultry and browning it over the stove before cooking it gently. Generally, the food is cooked after braising with water or broth. In some recipes, the liquid is used to make a nice gravy or sauce as well.

Baking

Another significant method of cooking is baking as it is the healthiest way preparing different dishes. Not only you can bake breads and desserts, but you can also bake poultry, meat, seafood and even fruits and vegetables. It’s just as simple as putting the food in the dish and bake it either covered or uncovered. You may consider basting the food with juice, broth or a marinade to avoid dryness.
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Broiling and Grilling

These are two great ways of cooking healthy food as it helps in eliminating fat from several cuts of meats and other such meals. While broiling, ensure that you are using a broiler rack in order to achieve best results. You can also grill food outdoors, which is actually quite fun, but make sure to put smaller items on the foil, grill basket or on a grill plate.

Some other cooking methods include sautéing, which is popular for cooking thin and small items and poaching, which is an incredible cooking technique that doesn’t require fat.

cutting aubergineChopping, slicing, cutting splitting are some of the things that you cannot evade when you are in a kitchen for a meal. However, with a wrong tool, you might find the above being a tough experience. When I realized that the time is come for me to start cooking on my own, I knew a nice knife will not only work better for me, but will build in me a self drive desire, to go and make a meal when time comes.

With the many advertised knives online, choosing the top quality kitchen knives can be a challenge. However, thanks to Reclaiming the Blade, because among the many available knife review sites, it has emerged to be an outstanding one. This is the site that gave me the best knife revelation in the world. Currently, I am in a possession of Victorinox Fibrox eight-inch knife, 40520 and I am enjoying its capability.

This knife’s blade is strong, made from a steel ribbon. It is light, and my most preferred one. It is further fairly balanced which makes it easy to grip due to the grippy composite calibration on the handle. I can admit that the handle is somehow longer, as compared to others that I have ever owned, a plus when it comes to using. This knife works the best.

Finding a knife is one thing, and finding a good knife is another thing. Finding a good knife will mean you follow a certain choosing criterion. For you to be rated among those individuals who have good knives, you should follow the below simple steps. First, go for a knife that has a better blade material as well as better architectural design. This will ensure your blade does not fold when a little more weight is applied on it, against a tough object. Then consider its balance and weight. For a perfect grip, and lastly go for your preferred size.