Looking for the best cutting boards for vegetables? Explore the best options on the market.
While we love using fresh vegetables in our dishes, we're sorry that is not enough. With quality ingredients comes great responsibility. From now on, we're making sure you use the best equipment for preparing your vegetables before they hit the pan. A sharp knife is an absolute must. Without it, you could hurt yourself. Thus, go through your knife drawer and find the best one. If they're all blunt, sharpen them. If the blades are beyond repair, head out and get a new knife!
You also need a decent cutting board. Not the one you've had since you first moved out. That one is probably flimsy, smelly, and has more bacteria accumulated within its wooden strands than you can imagine. It's time to get a new one, don't you think? Besides, we're pretty sure you deserve it.
We know it's not as easy as it seems, so we're here to help you explore different sizes, colors, materials and more. Whatever you do, don't pick one just because it looks cool. More often than not, those tend to be the worst. To save you some time, we've done the research for you. Narrowing it down to the best five options on the market, here is our list:
5 Best Cutting Boards for Vegetables
In a nutshell, here they are:
|1. OXO Good Grips Cutting and Carving Board is made from plastic.|
|2. VUMM Organic Heavy-Duty Large & Extra Thick Bamboo Cutting Board is made from bamboo.|
|3. Nicole Home Collection Flexible Cutting Board Mats is made from plastic.|
|4. Seville Classics Easy-to-Clean Bamboo Cutting Board is made from bamboo and comes with additional plastic mats.|
|5. Dexas Over The Sink Strainer Board is made from plastic.|
Make sure to read on so you can find out why these are the best cutting boards out there.
1. OXO Good Grips Cutting and Carving Board
If you're looking for a sturdy and versatile cutting board that'll allow you to chop anything and everything, this is it. Plus, it's decently sized and is design-wise. As far as price is concerned, it's within reason.
Additionally, it's double-sided. Just flip it over when you need to cut something else and stop worrying about cross-contamination and food poisoning. Best of all, it's non-porous, so say goodbye to any funny smells or tiny bits of food stuck between the surface grains.
- Size: 14.5 x 21”
- Ergonomic grips on both sides
- Large size
- Smaller and multi-pack sizes are available
- Ergonomic grips for comfortable handling
- Non-porous surface
- Not dish-washer safe
- Aggressive on specialty knives, for example ceramic and Japanese knives
2. VUMM Organic Heavy-Duty Large & Extra Thick Bamboo Cutting Board
If you love wooden cutting boards, this one is at the top of our list. Thought out for vegetable chopping, this is still a heavy-duty cutting board. Besides, its bamboo surface is very friendly to all types of knives. If that isn't enough to make you fall in love with it, this board is beautiful, which means you can also use it as a serving tray or charcuterie board base!
- Size: 18 x 13 x 1”
- Weight: 6.6 lbs
- Stainless-steel handle
- Juice groove along the edges
- 2 year return-policy if not 100% satisfied
- Makes the perfect gift!
- Excellent customer service
- Can be used as a charcuterie board base
- Not easily cracked, bent, or deformed
- Can eventually shed some fibers
- Handles can loosen over time
3. Nicole Home Collection Flexible Cutting Board Mats, Set of 3
We're not against thin, flexible cutting boards. You just need to know which one (or ones) to get. These brightly colored cutting boards come in a package of three so you can use them for different kinds of ingredients like vegetables, fruits, and meat. However, feel free to use one at a time. It's always nice to feel like you have some back-up cutting boards in case you're expecting guests. Don't let their low price mislead you, though. They're great quality! Finally, they're easy to clean and roll up.
- 3 cutting boards
- Can be rolled up
- No juice grooves
- Knife blades eventually scratch the surface
4. Seville Classics Easy-to-Clean Bamboo Cutting Board with Mats
This product is an upgrade to the previous one on this list, consisting of a high-quality bamboo board and seven colorful plastic mats. Place the mats on top of the bamboo board and avoid cross-contamination because each one is meant for a different ingredient type. Best of all, these additional mats can be stored inside the bamboo cutting board! Regular or specialty knives, neither of these will dull your blades, so there's no need to worry either. Finally, we think it's a pretty affordable set that also happens to be pretty and super practical.
- Size: 16.5 x 13.4 x 1.2"
- Bamboo board to use as a base
- Seven colorful plastic mats
- Seven plastic mats for different ingredients to avoid cross-contamination
- Plastic mats do not slide
- Non-slip bamboo board
- Use the bamboo mat on its own, too
- Not dish-washer friendly
- Bamboo cracks easily
5. Dexas Over The Sink Strainer Board
Are you tired of having to wash different kitchen utensils for the same meal? This cutting board solves most of that problem because it allows you to cut, rinse, and drain your vegetables in the same place! How? It fits over the sink, allowing you to rinse or drain the veggies as you continue with the rest of your prepping. If you're not a fan of red color because it will clash with the rest of your kitchen colors, don't worry. There's a black one, too!
Most importantly, the edges are lined with a non-slip material for safety. There's no risk of this cutting board slipping or sliding while it's resting on the sink as you chop. Also, if you're not going to drain anything, you can remove the colander and just place a bowl beneath to catch all your chopped veggies instead.
- Placed over the sink
- Chop, rinse, and drain in one place
- Size: 11.5 x 20”
- Comes with a strainer
- Strainer is collapsible and removable
- Cutting board (not the strainer) is dish-washer safe
- May wiggle slightly if it gets too wet
- Comfortability depends on how well the board fits on the sink
Frequently Asked Questions
Now that you know the pros and cons of all these cutting boards, it's time to answer the questions everyone's asking so you can finally choose which is the best option for you.
Regarding quality, it doesn't. What it all comes down to is personal preference. When choosing your board, it's important to narrow down what's most important to you. Is it a visually pleasing board? Is it dish-washer safe? Does it take up a lot of space? These are some of the questions you should be asking to decide on the best one for you.
There's nothing wrong with it. However, think of how much food you tend to chop during your meal preps to make your final decision. If you tend to cut a pound of potatoes or two pounds of broccoli every time you enter the kitchen, then you might want to get a larger one.
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