Although the utility of a cutting board can not be denied, these products are often an afterthought when it comes to proper research and preparation when looking to make a purchase. Most people might spring for what appears directly in front of them, choosing to grab whatever is the cheapest or most readily available. We’ve all been there. Perhaps you are strolling through the isles at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and simply grab the first one that catches the eye. But it should not be that way, and the truth is, materials and reliability matter. These days there is an impressive abundance of reputable brands that produce high quality cutting boards. Below are a few of our favorites.

John Boos

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Arguably the most notable brand in the industry. With over 125 years of adaptation and a perfected craft, John Boos & Co. has become a primary provider of gourmet products and foodservice equipment throughout the professional restaurant industry. They make both wood, plastic, and metal cutting boards manufactured all at the same location. This ability to fabricate and manufacture both wood and metal, gives them a large variety of opportunities to expand their product offerings to our customers in the foodservice industry.

TeakHaus

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An exciting, environmentally friendly company that specializes in making wooden cutting boards. As the name implies, they use Teak, a specialized tropical hardwood to create visually stunning boards. As a company, TeakHaus cares deeply about sustainability and their products, and any cutting board purchased through Teak is guaranteed to be of the highest quality. TeakHaus is special not just for their incredible products but for the mission that they live by; They grow their own trees in previously underdeveloped locations, helping to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly effect that can not be beat. Their products are extremely durable and serviceable, and they also make an excellent addition to any dinner party with their unique designs and timeless look.

Epicurean

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A company revered by professional and amateur chef’s alike, Epicurean makes some truly beautiful cutting boards. The company, which is based in the United States, produces eco-friendly cutting boards made from a wood composite called Richlite. Their products are durable, eye catching, and extremely easy to clean. The Richlite wood is also easy on your blades, so you won’t have to worry about compromising the integrity of your favorite knife during repeated use. The cutting boards they produce are also dishwasher safe, so you don’t have to worry about spending an exorbitant amount of time hand washing after your meal prep.

Totally Bamboo

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Specializes in…you guessed it – bamboo cutting boards. Interestingly enough, this company started out making directors chairs for the film industry, searching tirelessly to find a lighter, more resilient material than oak to produce their chairs. They certainly stumbled on something great, and now Totally Bamboo has re-channeled their focus to produce some of the best cutting boards on the market for the last 20 years. The company works directly with family-owned bamboo farms to not only help support small businesses, but also to get access to the finest material bamboo that exists today. Their products are dishwasher safe, environmentally friendly, and long lasting. It also doesn’t hurt that each cutting board is a beautiful piece of equipment that will last in your kitchen for years to come, and wow friends and family alike.

Progressive International

Has spent the last 40 years perfecting the craft of beautiful yet functional kitchenware. While this company specializes in a broader set of products than only cutting boards, they boast an impressive array of cutting boards and mats that come are produced from plastic. We have found their boards to be durable and forgiving on kitchen knives, and exceedingly easy to clean.