Invest in a Quality Cutting Board

Invest in a Quality Cutting Board

10 top-notch boards to make the most of your kitchen work

Best quality wood cutting boards

You’re probably cooking for yourself more these days. And no matter what you're preparing—be it a snack or a full meal—you're likely chopping up some ingredients. All too often, cutting boards are something of an afterthought when it comes to outfitting a kitchen counter. They get overlooked while we obsess over sleek, sexed-up knife sets. While the knife you use for slicing and dicing is plenty important, so is the surface you do your slicing on. Plus, when you get a handsome board, it's an aesthetic addition to your kitchen. And these durable wood boards will last you years without having to be replaced. Plus, they're a lot easier on a knife's blade. From classic options honed from thick wood to lighter, more portable (and dishwasher safe) versions, here are the best ones for your money.

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The Best Cutting Boards

John Boos Thick Maple Reversible Board

The gold standard in cutting boards

The gold standard in cutting boards

Thick maple reversible board,
$87.09 by John Boos

Food52 x Epicurean Over-the-Sink Board

Free up counter space and easily discard scraps

Over-the-sink board,
$69 by Food52 x Epicurean

E15 Heavyweight Oak Chop Board

Heavyweight oak chop board,
$288 by E15

Brooklyn Butcher Blocks End Grain Cherry Butcher Block

End grain's self-healing properties keep it in good shape for years

End grain's self-healing properties keep it in good shape for years

End grain cherry butcher block,
$160 by Brooklyn Butcher Blocks

Hardwood Lumber Co. Walnut Edge Grain Butcher Block

You can customize with laser engraving or add feet, grips and a juice groove

You can customize with laser engraving or add feet, grips and a juice groove

Walnut edge grain butcher block,
$54 by Hardwood Lumber Co.

Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. Blackline Oak Board

Blackline oak board,
$235 by Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co.

Epicurean Brass Riveted Board

Brass riveted board,
$34.99 / $29.95 by Epicurean

OXO Good Grips Cutting Board

Lightweight, easy on blades and dishwasher safe

Lightweight, easy on blades and dishwasher safe

Good Grips cutting board,
$27.95 by OXO

Crate & Barrel Carter Aracia Board

Carter acacia board,
$29.95 by Crate & Barrel

TeakHaus Proteak Edge Grain Board

Teak resists moisture buildup better than other types of wood

Teak resists moisture buildup better than other types of wood

Proteak edge grain board,
$98.95 by TeakHaus

Wood cutting board care

Wood Board Care

Wood Board Care

Don't leave liquids standing on a wood cutting board. It can lead to cracking or warping. To remove smells or stains, wipe it down with a solution made of one part vinegar to three parts water. Finally, make sure to keep your knife blades sharp and condition the wood whenever it appears dry.

J.K. Adams bee's wax conditioner ($14) and Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. knife & blade oil ($30)

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