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Well, that doesn't happen every day

by Jeff Grossman » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:02 pm

It had been cracking for some time, but, today, while smashing garlic cloves...

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cutting board, um, er, boards? trivets? scrap...
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Now the puzzle: another wooden board or a fancy modern material? What are you using and do you like it?
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Re: Well, that doesn't happen every day

by Robin Garr » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:07 pm

We have some plastic boards - color-coded in theory to distinguish meat, veggie and dairy boards, but we just got the colors for pretty. 8) But I still love my wooden board best. I like its feel, and no matter what kind of assurances the manufacturers give, I still feel it's better for my knives.
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Re: Well, that doesn't happen every day

by Jenise » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:57 pm

Did you have to bandage Pumpkin's head?
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by Jeff Grossman » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:06 am

Jenise wrote:Did you have to bandage Pumpkin's head?

I had been hoping for more splinters, frankly.
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Re: Well, that doesn't happen every day

by Howie Hart » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:31 pm

2 wide clamps and some Gorilla Glue
will make it good as new. (I'm a poet)
Chico - Hey! This Bottle is empty!
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Re: Well, that doesn't happen every day

by Jenise » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:18 pm

The sad thing, Pumpkin's injuries aside, is that's the end of an obviously well-loved piece of kitchen hardware. It will take some work to find another you can love as much, let alone achieve that valuable used sheen with.
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Re: Well, that doesn't happen every day

by Jeff Grossman » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:49 am

Right. Pumpkin actually had that board before he had me! We used it for food prep every day.
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Re: Well, that doesn't happen every day

by Mike Filigenzi » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:13 am

Wow - have you been working out, Jeff?

I have a slight preference for wooden boards over plastic ones, but both are good. We have one that's a very hard composite of some kind that I don't like much - I suspect it's hard enough that it dulls knives. We have one bamboo one that seems to work well but we haven't had it for long, so I don't know how rugged they are.
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Re: Well, that doesn't happen every day

by Bill Spohn » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:56 pm

Tests favour wood over plastic in terms of hygiene. I agree - glue it or replace it.

I favour bamboo for cutting boards.

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