Joseph Joseph Cutting Board
A good part of any meal prep time is spent chopping up the ingredients: vegetables, meat, fish, herbs and other ingredients. That means keeping your knives sharp, and having a large, stable chopping board that doesn’t fight you while you’re trying to get the carrot sliced thin enough. On top of that, it’s helpful to have separate, designated chopping boards for different types of ingredients, especially if the boards are plastic, as plastic has a habit of absorbing aromas. But the board doesn’t need to be plastic to run into problems when you’re chopping ginger or fish, or other ingredients with a strong taste. Joseph Joseph is a brand that produces cutting boards with a twist, arranged like an index, and boards that fold down the middle to easily tip your cut vegetables into the stew.Wood and Bamboo
Wood and bamboo chopping boards have the advantage that they are heavy and don’t easily slide across most types of kitchen surface. They’re sturdy too; if you make sure to cut perpendicular to the grain of the wood or bamboo, you’re unlikely to get very far into the board itself even with the sharpest knife. The downside is that wood and bamboo cutting boards aren’t completely immune to water, which is why you can’t stick them in a dishwasher. This leads some folks to think of them as less sanitary, but keep in mind plastic tends to absorb odours and such, and is more easily scarred by knife cuts. Bamboo and wood cutting boards from Joseph Joseph are made from dense material though, which means there isn’t anywhere for bacteria and other germs to make a home.Plastic
Plastic cutting boards have a bunch of advantages all their own; they’re lightweight and sturdy, easily washed and tend to be more affordable. Plastic cutting boards also tend to be thinner than wooden ones, which makes them easier to store. Joseph Joseph’s plastic cutting boards commonly come in a sort of index filing case, with tabs indicating the use of each one. This makes it easy to keep track of them and not cross-contaminate, and it’s also a really convenient way to store your cutting boards right on the kitchen bench without taking up too much space.