Investing in a great cutting board is vital. Cutting boards obviously take quite the beating, so it’s important to get one (or more!) that will stand the test of time, while also protecting other products like knives from wearing down. The best cutting boards are products that will be used a ton, so you’ll want one within arms reach that is versatile, durable, and compliment your kitchen at large.
You’ll want a cutting board that provides ample surface area to work with and that stays put when in use. From chopping blocks, to standard cutting boards, these products can be bulky and take up some space around the kitchen. It’s important to get cutting boards that can be tucked away easily, or serve as a visual show piece in the kitchen.
A cutting board should also be easy to clean. Keep in mind that they’ll get dirty and worn down, but the well designed models can withstand almost anything. A well made cutting board shouldn’t crack, break, or warp.
You can find cutting boards designed from a bunch of material, but we like the wooden and plastic models because they satisfy the criteria that’s most important. Glass cutting boards, while lovely visually (and for serving purposes) can be tough on kitchen knives, so we stuck with more forgiving materials on this list.
While we recommend having a couple of cutting boards of varying materials stocked in the kitchen, you’ll probably have a favorite that is used more often than the others. These are our picks for the best cutting boards to own.