Back when I worked catering, we were required by the health department to use plastic cutting boards because “they were more sanitary”. Like so many well-intentioned government agencies, they were wrong. This post explains why wooden cutting boards are better than plastic or glass and why I only use wood cutting boards in my kitchen. [Read more…]
In the past I've talked about why wooden cutting boards are best, and 7 things you should never do to your cutting board, and done a review of Proteak (Teakhaus) cutting boards, so when Madeline from Teakhaus by Proteak contacted me about sharing their beautiful cutting boards with you again, I thought, “What could I say that I haven't said already?” I decided to have a little fun with this one and offer some suggestions for cutting board uses other than cutting, since the Teakhaus boards are so beautiful you'll want to show them off. I'm also including some basic cutting board info, to familiarize you with different types of cutting boards.
Note: Proteak recently rebranded their cutting board division into Teakhaus by Proteak. New website, same quality product. This post originally featured a giveaway, which has ended. [Read more…]
In 2013, I reviewed a gorgeous, sustainably harvested cutting board from Proteak. They've recently relaunched their Marine Collection of cutting boards, and asked if I would like to share them with all of you again.
You can read the full review of Proteak and the Proteak Cutting Boards to learn about teak, where the wood is grown and the company's commitment to environmental stewardship. Since they've taken steps to produce a quality produce that lasts, I figured it would be a great idea to share the things you should never do to your cutting board to help it stay beautiful for a lifetime of service.
7 Things You Should Never Do To Your Cutting Board
After I wrote the post “Why Wooden Cutting Boards are Best“, I was contacted by Madeline of Proteak Renewable Forestry. She said Proteak couldn't agree more, and that they'd like to give Common Sense Homesteading readers a chance to win one of their Proteak cutting boards and a 20% discount on their Proteak Store purchases. So without further ado, here's some background information, a review, and a chance to win.
What is Teak?
Teak is a tropical hardwood that has been used through history as a long lasting, water resistant, durable hardwood. Its great in the kitchen because of its high oil content which lends itself to its water resistance and natural antibacterial qualities. [Read more…]