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Posted by on Jul 25, 2011 in Commentary | 6 comments

Pet Peeve: Using plates as cutting boards

Pet Peeve: Using plates as cutting boards

I was watching a cooking video on YouTube a while back. The cook was making Korean Curry with Chicken. She gave viewers some good tips during the course of the video, such as chopping all the vegetables in similar sizes so they cook at the same time. But she kept doing one thing that set my teeth on edge: she was using her plate as a cutting board for all the vegetables she was putting into the curry.

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Respect your knives and they will work hard for you. (Jeff Quackenbush photo)

Do not, under any circumstances, use a glass or ceramic plate as a cutting board. I cringed every time she sliced her veggies on a glass plate in front of the camera. This will dull your nice knife a lot faster and if you make a habit of using a plate as a cutting board, you will ruin your chef’s knife. There’s also a danger of slippage which will increase the risk of cutting yourself. Please use either plastic cutting boards

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or a butcher block cutting board
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. I own both.

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Color coded plastic cutting boards helps keep germs separated. Tammy Quackenbush photo

Plastic cutting boards (which sold in different colors so you can easily segregate the dairy, meat and veggies/fruit) are good if you’re going to someone’s home to help cook a meal or a church potluck. They’re easy to clean, just thrown them in the dish washing machine when needed.

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Yes, I love my butcher’s block cutting board enough that it usually accompanies me for all my cooking videos. Jeff Quackenbush photo

My butcher block usually stays at home (unless I’m filming a video), and takes a little, gentle maintenance. It gets a good hand wash and rubdown with food safe mineral oil

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from time to time to keep it camera ready.

6 Comments

  1. Now that is a pet peeve I can understand and sympathize with. I always use a cutting board.

  2. I don't have too many pet peeves when it comes to food but I couldn't pass this issue up.

  3. Great post. Nice blog. I watched a few of your cooking video clips… nice! I really like it. I'm following now.

  4. I always find people&#39;s pet peeves very interesting.<br /><br />I once gave a new colleague (as in, we had only been working together for two weeks) a birthday present of a slab of expensive chocolate which was delightfully wrapped in see-through cellophane. I thought, why cover that up, and just attached a pretty ribbon and a card. When I gave it to her, she freaked out at me saying that her

  5. I&#39;m one of those cooks who likes my fingers very much! 🙂

  6. We&#39;ve never used cutting boards in my family–we just slice on white, dishwasher safe plates. That way, there&#39;s always a clean plate to chop on. With a cutting board, there&#39;d be the extra step of always having to wash it before and after. However, I do completely understand why a professional cook would want one for sure, and if there weren&#39;t so many in my family, maybe I&#39;d

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