Cutting and chopping boards are a kitchen tool that every kind of cook should have on hand. And while they mostly serve utilitarian purposes, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style if you tend to leave them out on your counters. We explained what it takes to know which cutting board to use for what job, but how about which cutting board to show off your knife skills to your guests? Here’s a list of a few gorgeous cutting and chopping boards to which you’ll want to give a permanent place on your countertop.
Food52 x Epicurean Matte Black Over the Sink Board
Food52 really knows how to maximize the space in your kitchen. This sleek cutting board fits right over your sink and features a cut out for swiping any leftover cuts into the sink or an awaiting compost bin or bag below.
John Boos R03 Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board
This heavy duty wooden cutting board makes a statement on its own on any countertop. Choose from three different woods: Maple, Walnut, or Cherry to match your aesthetic. I also recommend picking up some wood oil, to keep your board from drying out.
Epicurean Non-Slip Series Cutting Board
If you want a workhorse of a cutting board, this is the one for you. Scouted contributor Julia Alvidrez swears by this cutting board from Epicurean. “The surface is non-porous so it doesn’t hold on to harsh smells (like garlic or anchovies) and it’s stain resistant (though, beets and acids will stain if left too long). It’s dishwasher safe and can withstand temperatures up to 350 degree.”
Five Two Bamboo Cutting Board
It may look simple, but this double-sided cutting board is a fan favorite. One side features an extra-deep juice groove, so you can catch any drippings from cutting meat, as well as a pour spout. On the flip side, there’s a phone slot so you can keep your recipe in front of you while still using both hands.
Joseph Joseph Nest Plastic Cutting Set
Joseph Joseph makes incredibly clever kitchen gadgets and this set of gray/blue nesting boards is great for those of us without cabinet space.
Large Walnut Wood Cutting Board
This dark walnut wood cutting board by Virginia Boys Kitchen has a juice drip groove and can be fully customized with oil as it comes completely unseasoned.
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