Every lake home needs a cutting board; it is something that you use every day. You can up your game with a handmade cutting board that will be functional, decorative, and make a statement. You use a cutting board so much that the board is left on the counter or utilized on the table as a way to serve food items. As it is always on display, a handmade cutting board at your lake house adds a distinctive and decorative element in your kitchen or on your table.
HANDMADE CUTTING BOARDS
Made by our neighbors to the north, this Canadian made walnut cutting board designed by Mevell and is reversible. The dark shade wood grain adds style and practical function wherever you use the board.
These unique and gorgeous cutting boards, crafted from solid olive wood, are harvested from Italy’s Umbria Region. Olive wood is a beautifully grained wood, but historically, it has been a symbol of abundance, glory, peace, and wisdom
The Amish in America has been long revered for their expert artistry, and their items are sought after and desireable products. You would be able to have this handcrafted Amish cutting board for your lake house or to use it as a wonderful gift that is sure to be appreciated
All Buckeye fans will love this excellent handmade cutting board from the Rustic Red Door. This cutting board is handcrafted with care and is the perfect size for chopping and mincing. A bit on the smaller side, the board is 9″ X 10″, the board is the right size for hors d’oeuvres or cheese and crackers.
Handcrafted Cutting Boards Are Beautiful And Unique
Handcrafted cutting boards are unique and one-of-a-kind. They add a flair and warm ambiance to your kitchen and make for an appealing surface for food items. We have selected four wonderful and unique handmade cutting boards that will be a welcoming addition to your lake house.
The pure black walnut wood is solid and durable. Use the board for cutting, slicing, dicing, and for shredding meat, fish, or vegetables. A handy groove runs a border around the front side of the cutting board and will gather any juices and keep them off the cutting surface. The board’s reverse side is flat, making it perfect for serving by placing the board on the table. This makes this board dual purpose and so useful for your lake house. It does double duty in form and function. It makes a beautiful serving board that can be brought right to the table with crackers and cheese or meats for a fondue. This large-sized cutting board is 17″ X 11″ by .75″ thick. Not only would this board be great for your lake house, but it also makes an impressive gift for a wedding, anniversary, or birthday. When the Mevell cutting board arrives at your lake house, it will have already been soaked in mineral oil and then treated with a conditioner. You will want to treat your board regularly to keep it in good condition. Our Canadian friends are so confident that this board will bring you years of good service that they have a 100% money-back guarantee for one year. Last but not least, for every board bought, Mevell will plant a tree. This is a win-win!
These unique and gorgeous cutting boards, crafted from solid olive wood, are harvested from Italy’s Umbria Region. Olive wood is a beautifully grained wood, but historically, it has been a symbol of abundance, glory, peace, and wisdom. Olive wood is a very hard wood and prized for its durability, color, and grain pattern. All of that combines with a live edge on the cutting board. The live edge leaves the natural form that wood had been in, without any cutting or shaping in the preparation process. You will get the shape of the wood as it was on the tree, which makes it a truly unique item for your lake house. Because of this, the boards are one of a kind; no two will be entirely alike. The board is like having a work of art for your lake house, making a statement on your table or in your kitchen. When you are entertaining at your lake house, this olive wood board will definitely be a conversation piece. Olive wood is a hard wood that will hold its integrity as you use it for cutting and dicing meat, fish, vegetables, or any other food items. There are three different sizes; small, medium, and large. As this board is a unique work of art, please don’t place it in a dishwasher, but wash it by hand. Season it with a natural seed oil (or olive oil) to maintain its luster.
The Amish in America has been long revered for their expert artistry, and their items are sought after and desirable products. You would be able to have this handcrafted Amish cutting board for your lake house or to use it as a wonderful gift that is sure to be appreciated. Handcrafted, each cutting board comes from solid American Black Walnut hardwood. These live edge cutting boards are non-stick, and you can use them for all of your cooking needs. This Amish, made in America product, is crafted to last a lifetime so that you will be able to count on this product for a long, long time. While this cutting board is a functioning tool, it is also a work of art with a classic, timeless style that you will be proud to use and display in your lake home. With an easy to clean surface, simply wipe the live edge cutting board with a damp cloth. Please don’t put this handcrafted board in the dishwasher, but wipe it clean and condition your board with mineral oil periodically. This solid walnut board will make a treasured gift and be a valued addition to your lake home.
All Buckeye fans will love this excellent handmade cutting board from the Rustic Red Door. This cutting board is handcrafted with care and is the perfect size for chopping and mincing. A bit on the smaller side, the board is 9″ X 10″, the board is the right size for hors d’oeuvres or cheese and crackers. Other Ohio natives and supporters have used this board, made from a variety of woods, as an eye-catching statement on your wall at the lake house. The food-grade woods used in the cutting board are oak, maple, walnut, purpleheart, cherry, corsage orange, and padouk. This variety makes for a beautiful display that enhances the uniqueness of the Ohio state shaped board. You can show your Ohio pride when you have guests over to the lake house by using this board to serve a party platter on your table. The oil-based coating put on this sturdy board helps to protect the integrity of the cutting board. It is best to hand wash this distinctive piece and condition it regularly with mineral oil.
What To Look For In A Handmade Cutting Board
You use your cutting board every day. It may take you a few minutes of chopping or a half an hour. Over the weeks and months, that means that you use your board a whole lot. With an item that you will use on a regular basis, it is important to get one that will suit your purpose, so you will be happy with it. Standard options for cutting boards are wood, plastic, bamboo, rubber, glass, and marble. When you choose a cutting board, no matter the material, you need one that is sturdy and durable. The surface should be stable and not become slippery when you are cutting meats or items that generate a lot of juices like tomatoes. The material should also be of a material that does not dull your knife with every cut.
What About Plastic Cutting Boards?
Plastic cutting boards are lightweight and come in a variety of vivid colors. So it seems like plastic should be the best material for cutting boards. Plastic does have some advantages, as it is both tough and yet friendly on knives. Plastic tends to be less expensive and is easy to sanitize. So it sounds as if the plastic is ideal, but it does have some shortcomings. When plastic sustains a cut, it stays cut, which leaves the areas open to bacteria. When first used, plastic seems to be easier to clean, and it is. However, once the boards see continued use, they become more prone to retaining dirt, stains, and smells. They get harder to clean and keep clean. The thinner the plastic, the more unstable the work surface it offers. When using sharp knives, you want a surface to be stable and secure. Plastic also tends to be harder on your knives than wood is.
What About Rubber Cutting Boards?
Rubber cutting boards find their place in commercial kitchens, and you will also see them on kitchens in cooking shows. Rubber is heavy and durable and is relatively gentle on knives. These cutting boards can stand most food-safe cleaning solutions. The downside is that rubber melts. The rubber cutting board also looks very industrial, and so it is not often used at a table. Rubber cutting boards are also about the same price as a quality wooden cutting board. Because of the cost, most people would rather have a beautiful piece of equipment that can be used as a platter for appetizers or in the kitchen for cutting vegetables.
What About Glass Or Marble Cutting Boards?
Both glass and marble have been popular, and they definitely look nice, crisp, and clean. Unfortunately, neither glass nor marble is suitable for cutting on. It is not just that the sound is loud and unpleasant; it quickly dulls your knives with each slice. In addition, the surfaces of both glass and marble are always slick. Both your hands and knives are more likely to slip on these surfaces. That does not make either of those materials worth using. Marble, in particular, is exceptionally heavy and so it is hard to lift and move from place to place. Both glass and marble have their place for various items, but not for a cutting board. With a cutting board, the harder the surface, the faster it will dull your knives. Hardwoods can dull your knife but are still better than glass or marble.
How To Care For A Wooden Cutting Board
The first thing to do in cleaning a wooden cutting board is to scrape off any food residue from the surface of the cutting board. It is best to hand wash a wooden cutting board. Even though you might have an urge to toss it in the dishwasher, don’t! It takes just a minute or two to use warm water and mild dishwashing soap to clean the board. Don’t ever submerge the board or leave it to soak in a dishpan. Rinse the board thoroughly and leave it out to air dry completely. If you use your wooden cutting board every day, wipe the entire board down with a food-grade mineral oil every week. Don’t use a food-based oil, such as vegetable or walnut oil, as this oil can turn rancid. Treating your wood cutting board will help condition the board and remain splinter, odor, and stain-free.
Even with all the various materials available today, wood remains the best option for a cutting board. Wood is dense, it is durable, and has it the perfect amount of pliability that makes it knife friendly. Wooden handmade cutting boards can also be cut into shapes that can make it both beautiful and exciting. Handcrafted cutting boards can turn a necessary kitchen tool into a work of art that you will be proud to use at your lake house.
Can you put a wooden cutting board in the dishwasher?
It is not a good idea to clean any wooden item in a dishwasher. Wood is porous and can absorb water that makes the fibers in wood expand.
It is best to hand wash any wooden time, including a wood cutting board.
What types of wood are not the best for cutting boards?
Open-grained woods such as oak and ash have many pores that can catch small bits and pieces of food. These small bits can cause bacteria to flourish. That bacteria can cause illness, so it is essential not to use a wooden cutting board made from wood types.