Friday, 23 September 2016

Epicurean Cutting Boards and Utensils review and giveaway.



The Epicurean culinary tools are made in the USA on the North Shore of Lake Superior, the company uses natural materials and use innovative processes that ensure that the environment is preserved.


Gourmet Series Cutting Board


Gourmet Series boards are made from non-porous wood fibre. They are totally knife safe. The boards are heat resistant to 350 degrees F/176 degrees C and are dishwasher safe too.  
On one side of the board there is a flat food preparation surface and on the other side it has a juice groove to catch any juices from the food prep. The board has lovely rounded corners and it is perfect to use for serving food, as well as for chopping.


The boards come in 3 colours, natural slate, nutmeg natural and slate natural. There is also a choice of 3 Sizes and all sizes are 3/8 inch in thickness.
The sizes are:
14.5 x 11.25 inches
17.5 x13 inches
19.5 x 15 inches

 


The Non-slip series cutting boards

The non-slip series cutting boards are designed for everyday use. They too are made from non porous wood and have removable silicon corners that are good to stop the board from slipping on the work top. The silicon corners are removable. The boards have the same properties as the Gourmet series boards but they are 1/4 inch in thickness and do not have a juice groove.
They come in three sizes:
11.5 x 9 inches
14.5 x 11.25 inches
17.5 x13 inches


The boards come in 7 colour combination, natural red corner, natural brown corner, natural black corner, nutmeg brown corner, nutmeg red corner, slate black corner and slate red corner.







Epicurean Utensils


Epicurean also made utensils such as wooden spoons and spatulas they all have non porous wood handles and silicon heads. All the utensils are heat resistant to 500 degrees F/ 260 degrees C. The utensils are dishwasher safe too.


The whole range comes with a lifetime warranty and are perfect for any kitchen. You can buy them on line from the Epicurean web site.

I received these boards and utensils as press samples, all opinions and views expressed are of my own.

Epicurean have been really generous and have agreed to send one simplyfood reader two boards and 4 utensils as a giveaway.

1 x 11.5” x 9” Non-Slip Board (Natural/Slate edge)
1 x 14.5” x 11.25” Gourmet Series Board (Slate/Natural)
1 x Large Spoon (Natural)
1 x Small Spoon (Slate)
1 x Large Silicone Spatula (Natural/Slate)
1 x Small Silicone Spatula (Slate/Slate)


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364 comments:

  1. I prefer a wooden board, but my wife prefers something that can go in the dishwasher. But that is just one of the things I love about her.

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  2. What type of chopping board do I prefer? Well, it depends what I'm chopping. Bread is best on a wooden board, but plastic and glass are good for other things.

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  3. I like a wooden chopping board though they are not the most hygienic, for that reason I also love the glass chopping boards too :)

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  4. the only one I`ve got is a wooden one, not ideal

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  5. we have a big wooden thing that is really heavy

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  6. I have some of those 'chop to pot' boards, but I'd definitely prefer some non-slip boards after cutting myself the other day!

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  7. I prefer wooden chopping boards

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  8. I like wooden ones but to be honest haven't even tried any others!

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  9. I've had 'normal' chopping boards mainly in the past and one wood one. I prefer wood. These look fab! x

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  10. I prefer a wooden chopping board

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  11. Prefer a wooden one normally -though my main chopping board is glass at moment.

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  12. Hi, thanks for the chance to win. Out of all the chopping boards I've used, I think I prefer my bamboo one the most. This would be a great prize, great quality stuff!

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  13. I prefer the non slip board. Wonderful prize.🍀

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  14. i've only really used the plastic ones but they don't last long so would love to try these out!

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  15. At the moment, we're using cheap plastic ones, so anything would be a significany upgrade! :)

    ~ Anthony G

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  16. I prefer wood for bread and plastic for meat and veg.

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  17. I love the natural products especially slate

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  18. Lately I have been using one made of bamboo wood and have found it quite durable.

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  19. I prefer a wooden cutting board normally.

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  20. I have a plastic one, green, thin and easy to use that I do love!

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  21. I prefer a wooden one for show! a glass one for bread and two plastic ones for veg and meat!!

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  22. I love a cutting board that doesn't slip! Have always had a problem with that x

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  23. I like and use wood fibre boards as the do not blunt my knives, are dishwasher friendly and hygienic. For bread I prefer a wooden board.

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  24. I am liking the Slate/Natural - Joanne Beale

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  25. I prefer natural products as they tend to last longer and dont have a nasty plastic odour. And they are easier to keep clean.

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  26. A standard wooden cutting board with a rim is great for me.

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  27. i prefer ones that dont slip and can be cleaned easily

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  28. I like wooden boards for the feel of them, but tend to use dishwasher proof boards as they're easier to clean. Never tried slate.

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  29. As a bit of a traditionalist I would have to pick would.

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  30. i like a thick wooden type of chopping board

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  31. I like wooden chopping boards ... thanks for the chance to win x x

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  32. I like plastic boards that are easy to keep clean!

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  33. I've only ever bought wooden chopping boards but they do warp after a while

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  34. they are all great !

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  35. I tend to favour wooden or slate chopping boards as they are stable, give a good chopping surface, are easier to clean and give me confidence when using sharp knives - glass boards made me a bit nervous! Fingers crossed.

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  36. I like the natural slate chopping board

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  37. A glass chopping board - I've always used a glass one

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  38. I like wooden chopping boards but I've been thinking of slate ones recently.

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  39. I prefer a wooden chopping board but am very guilty of just using a plate x

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  40. I much prefer a wooden chopping board

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  41. I've only been using plastic chopping boards, I find the plastic doesn't tend to last very long before it needs replaced though.

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  42. I like the composite ones like these best - they don't blunt the knives, are dishwasher safe and hygenic and are really good if you've made a individual dish in the oven as a trivet to eat off.

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  43. wooden ones, but that is just what I am used to

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  44. we have a glass one at the moment but I do prefer the wood ones

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  45. I prefer a wooden chopping board!

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  46. I definitely prefer wood. I know it's silly but I've never used glass as I just have a mental image of them shattering! Once the plastic ones have taken a few scores they are really hard to clean with the scourer catching in every mark. So wood, which I give an oil to from time to time and just a quick scrub with hot water, washing up liquid and a squirt of anti-bac.

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  47. Plastic for me, preferably in bright colours

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  48. i prefer wooden boards be usually end up with a plastic one.

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  49. I prefer a chunky wooden board

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  50. Wooden for bread and glass for anything else, although the glass does blunt the knives

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  51. I am using cheap plastic ones at the moment but I prefer wooden chopping boards.

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  52. It depends on what I'm cutting. I like wood, bamboo or plastic but not glass as I hate the noise!

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  53. I prefer a wooden board the one i have is so heavy !

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  54. The plastic ones that go in the dishwasher.

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  55. I like different coloured plastic boards for each item

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  56. I use plastic ones.

    Kelly Glen
    glenka@hotmail.co.uk

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  57. I like a durable wooden chopping board

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  58. Wooden for bread, plastic for everything else

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  59. I used to love wood but I tend to favour plastic these days as it's so durable and easier to watch flavours like garlic and onion away

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  60. I prefer a large wooden board

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  61. I love the 'plastic' ones as I use the meat hammer a lot for things like schnitzel (midweek family favourite). It does not seem to damage the board.

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  62. I quite like glass chopping boards, easy to clean in the dishwasher but they are noisy :-)

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  63. I like large white plastic (polycarbonate?) ones that are dishwasher safe and heavy enough to sit on the worktop without sliding about

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  64. I use a plastic chopping board and do like to change them relatively regularly

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  65. I prefer good old wooden chopping boards :)

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  66. I know wood is best, but plastic is so easy to clean and quick to dry

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  67. I like wooden chopping boards for cutting although they need replacing quicker!

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  68. I like the look of wooden chopping boards, but I think plastic is more hygienic.

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  69. I prefer wooden chopping boards.

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  70. We normally have wooden ones but my husband hates them

    Kay Panayi

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  71. I like the plastic shopping boards x

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  72. Wood for bread. Plastic for meat etc.

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  73. I prefer marble/granite chopping boards as they are easy to clean plus they help to keep my knives sharp x

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  74. I love the natural slate gourmet board

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  75. I have a granite chopping board, but would love something lightweight :)

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  76. Plastic, non slip as they are more hygienic and easier to clean

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  77. I don't really have a favourite, wood for bread otherwise I use what I grab first. I would love a new one though whatever it's made from to be honest.

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  78. I prefer to use a plastic one as they are much more hygienic

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  79. I am currently using slate but it has seen better days.

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  80. I've only ever has the cheap plastic kind, so no idea what my favorite would be, but these look wonderful!

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  81. I've only ever used wood, partly from habit partly from apathy, so really don't have an opinion

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  82. I prefer a wooden chopping board x

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  83. ive always had a wooden chopping board x

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  84. We use either plastic chopping board or old plates to cut up on.

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  85. i like a glass one because they are easy to clean but they are murder on your knives

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  86. I prefer a wooden chopping board :)

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  87. I prefer non-slip plastic boards...but mainly because that's all I've ever used!

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  88. I love wooden chopping boards only if you have a decent one that you look after properly.

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  89. Got to be plastic, as you can get them in various colours so you can distinguish which board is used to cut what. I'm paranoid about cross-contamination.

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  90. Wood for veg and plastic for meat.

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  91. i prefer plastic or wood as the glass type blunt my knives.

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  92. i prefer plastic, i found my wooden one got stained after a while

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  93. I don't mind any as long as i have several so i can differentiate between them depending on what i am chopping

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  94. We had a glass cutting board for a while but we prefer a wooden one.

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  95. I have a plastic non slip with a chop and slide

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  96. I have a beautiful wooden block, heavy mind you but so comfortable to use. Comes up like new when I've given it a good scrub with salt.

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  97. I used to have the most amazing marble chopping board and it was supposed to be unbreakable but somehow I managed to drop it on the floor and it broke! That was amazing. I have a wooden one now but I know these are not the most hygenic!

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  98. I prefer a wooding chopping board!

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  99. Wooden although I have a wobbly glass one

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  100. I prefer wood, but my wife prefers glass.

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  101. I prefer the plastic or glass ones that can be sluiced with hot water

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  102. i have a glass one at the min although i hate the scraping noise it makes when you cut

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  103. I like wood although it's harder to keep clean, I just like solidness of wood

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  104. I actually have several and use them for different things. I prefer wood for cutting and slicing breads 7 cakes, slate for fish & meats and plastic for vegetables. x

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  105. A wooden one with a nice finish to it. We have a few cheap Ikea ones at home and they don't have any kind of finish to them so they stain easily and chopping on them leaves grooves in the wood

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  106. I use plastic chopping boards so that I can put them in the dish washer

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  107. I love wooden chopping boards, but glass is good too.

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  108. I prefer a wooden chopping board and have one for bread/cheese and one for veg and a plastic one for meats

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  109. I prefer a wooden one but often use a plastic one as I can put it in the dishwasher

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  110. I like to have the option of various boards - I currently have a marble one and a smaller, fold-up plastic one but I'd love to have a wooden one too as they look more stylish and would fit in better with the theme of my kitchen!

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  111. I use several different boards both wood and plastic depends what I'm chopping. I prefer wood but not sure how hygienic they are.

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  112. I prefer wooden chopping boards. CHERYL HADFIELD

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  113. A good solid wooden one,my wife prefers to use the glass type, by there is something about the texture of it that puts me off

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  114. I like wooden ones, but we have glass at home because of the cool designs you can have!

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  115. I prefer glass and plastic boards, because I can put them in the dishwasher. I think always practically.

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  116. I like wooden chopping boards the most

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  117. To be honest i prefer glass chopping boards as i find them easier to clean than wooden chopping boards.

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  118. Glass, it is hard and washes more healthily.

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  119. My favourite one at the moment is plastic on one side and wooden on the other.

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  120. My favourite at the moment is plastic on one side and wooden on the other.

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  121. I prefer glass as its easier to clean :)

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  122. I like wood for bread but plastic or glass (ideally glass but I use plastic) for veg etc.

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  123. It depends what for really, for bread I use a wooden one and for meat and vegetables I prefer plastic

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  124. I like plastic or glass - wood never feels clean enough and I worry about bacteria. My mum's fault :)

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  125. Wood for sure. I have beautiful knives which I keep sharp and I wouldn't dare use them on glass. I'm vegetarian and clean my chopping board properly, so I'm not worried about using it. Love the look of the cutting boards above though.

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  126. Depends on what is being chopped but I mainly use plastic

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  127. I like my plastic board that can go in the dishwasher.

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  128. I prefer wooden chopping boards mostly

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  129. I like wood for bread and pizzas, plastic for veg etc

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  130. I like a plastic chopping board for most things

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  131. I prefer plastic , easy to wipe and pop into the dishwasher !

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  132. I'm using different coloured plastic ones

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  133. I love the natural slate board

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  134. plastic with rubber non slip ends and microban

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  135. Plastic or wood. I am not a fan of glass!

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  136. I have a marble one that is great to clean

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  137. I like wooden chopping boards the best

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  138. I prefer wooden chopping boards

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  139. The ones I us at the he moment are plastic but I don't have a preference

    Kirsty Fox

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  140. I have a wooden one and a marble one,love them both!

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  141. I have only ever used plastic chopping boards so I couldn't really say which type I prefer xx

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  142. Depends what I'm chopping. For bread I prefer wooden, but for meat and veg I tend to use plastic ones and try and keep them separate!

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  143. I like glass chopping boards.

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  144. I prefer a wooden chopping board

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  145. We tend to use plastic ones most, easy to scrub.

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  146. At the moment I'm using a marble place mat has I dropped my glass one and it broke! Would love a wooden set! I'd use one for meat and one for everything else 😊

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  147. I don't mind as long as it feels secure when I'm using it.

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  148. Heather Morrison5 October 2016 at 17:57

    We only have a wooden one... Not the best but the only one I've tried!

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  149. I prefer wooden chopping boards, I hate the noise of cutting on a glass board.

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  150. I've always used wooden chopping boards

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  151. we usually use plastic boards purely so they can go in the dishwasher *lazy*

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  152. I prefer wooden chopping boards, but i have both wooden & plastic at home

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  153. @georgiecurl i haven't found a good one yet! luckily i'm a veggie so it's no great biggie

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  154. I use wooden and plastic boards

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