Before we get to this week’s Giveaway Friday, congratulations go out to Patricia McCormick, who, according to Random.org, won our giveaway last week for Carrie’s Masala Chai!
Now on to this week’s giveaway…
Traveling as much as we have, we have prepared food in a wide variety of kitchens around the world.
We have also done a LOT of chopping of fruits, veggies, bread, meat, etc.
We’ve also used a variety of cutting boards.
Wood cutting boards:
Good for chopping, but unless you only use them for slicing bread, wood cutting boards are prone to absorbing the juices of whatever you’re cutting. Bacteria can be attracted and grow in the spaces in the wood, and over time you can actually be adding bacteria to your food, simply by using wood as your cutting surface.
If you rinse your wood cutting board with soap and water, it can become quite difficult to get all the soap out, which can leave your next meal tasting a bit soapy.
Glass cutting boards:
Jonathan actually likes them, but the sound of chopping on a glass cutting board hurts Carrie’s sensitive ears.
Marble/stone cutting boards:
Some of these are actually laced with naturally antibacterial materials like copper or silver, but we find that even with rubber foot pegs, they tend to slide around while you’re cutting on them. They can also be heavy, expensive, and discolor over time. Then what do you do with a chunk of discolored polished marble?
Plastic cutting boards:
Depending on what type of plastic they are made from, plastic cutting boards can be re-used for a variety of purposes. They also stay in place when you chop on them, are light to carry, and can be thrown into the recycle bin when they discolor or become overused.
Of the four cutting board types we’ve mentioned, we obviously recommend plastic cutting boards (followed secondarily by stone cutting boards).
Today’s giveaway is for a cutting board from Progressive International.
Check this out! This 11-1/4-inch by 17-1/4-inch cutting board has a drip tray around the outside and really works well for cutting pretty much anything.
To be entered to win this cutting board, all you have to do is follow the instructions below.
Like this giveaway on Facebook, +1 it on Google, or Tweet it on Twitter.
Visit Progressive International’s Facebook page, and see what they have on offer. Then come back and in your comment, say what kind of food you most enjoy chopping, cutting, or eating.
Make sure to include a good email address in your comment so we can contact you when you win!