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#1 Old 05-11-2006, 01:42 PM
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#2 Old 05-11-2006, 02:29 PM
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Mine is Corelle.
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i use wood. i grew up using it and have continued to since i heard about the things youlink to above.
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Does a Corelle cutting board dull the knife quickly? The second article Soilman linked mentioned toward the end that glass cutting boards probably do, and that allegedly presents other safety hazards.

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A glass cutting board will dull a knife very rapidly, since glass is harder than steel, and flattens the knife-edge (which is simply a wedge or complex wedge). That is why wood or plastic resin is used. The knife cuts into the wood or resin, rather than the resin flattening the knife. You get a tiny bit of wood fibers in your food -- harmless -- or a tiny bit of plastic resin fibers (less) -- probably not enough to cause one to need to worry about it.



You can dice maybe 20 carrots on a hard-maple cutting board before you need to sharpen your knife with a sharpening stone (also harder than steel, but it abrades the steel, rather than bashes it flat, relatively.) Less than one carrot on a glass cutting board will probably dull your knife. You won't be able to finish dicing one carrot -- your knife edge will become too dull to finish the job, unless you are using a serrated knife (the undercut areas won't contact the cutting board, only the tips will become dull).



To test sharpness, simply cut a piece of computer printer paper. It should slice thru the paper easily, without much "sawing." Just knick the edge of the paper, then push thru with one stroke. If the paper tends to rips instead of cutint cleanly, and requires back and forth sawing rather than goes down a few inches when pushed or pulled in only one direction -- then you need to sharpen your knife.



simply buy a cheap oilstone, put light oil (like 3-in-one brand) oil on it, then reshape your knife edge - this is hard to describe in words. Much easier to show. But basicly you just abrade the edge down on both sides evenly, to about the same angle that it was originally. 30 degrees total for the 2 edges (each plane 15 degrees from the plane thru the center of the knife) making sure you have created a "line of points," rather than a line of flat spots.
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i prefer plastic
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Having had both, I prefer wood, it dulls the knife less and is easier to clean. The plastic absorbed food gunk in a way that made it very hard to clean.
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I use wooden ones, mostly because that's what my parents use.
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plastic. You can put it in the dishwasher.
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Since most of my cutting is done in little food processors, dulling a knife is the least of my worries.
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I have a plastic one because it's really easy to clean
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I have one that's bamboo, and I like it a lot.
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I have a bamboo one and a plastic one.



I HATE HATE HATE the glass ones with a passion - they DO dull your knives, they can 'scratch' and get splinters of glass off (scarey!) AND the sound of steel on glass is worse than nails on a chalkboard for me... <<shudder>>
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Mine is marble--it was originally the seat to an antique piano stool. It has been used as a cutting board in my family for probably 15 years. I never thought about it until now. I liked the way it was so hard and cold.

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I use a Boos reversible cutting board. It has a concave side that is great when cutting melons, tomatoes or anything that tends to expell a lot of juice.



They sell them at Williams-Sonoma for $199.
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I have a tempered glass board and don't have a problem with my knives going dull. They are the serrated style knives.
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Wood = natural, plastic = chemical derived. That's all the arguement that I need.
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everyone i need to know is cotton canvas coated with resin vegan friendly or not?

 

Thank you very much

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everyone i need to know is cotton canvas coated with resin vegan friendly or not?

Thank you very much

It would depend on the resin. Very likely it's some form of plastic and fine (by vegan standards) but as mentioned, plastic has it's issues.

That said, mine is plastic. As an omni I used to run it through the dishwasher (on sanitize) after every meat use. As a veg, I'm not nearly as worried about that. Now I really want an end grain bamboo.

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It would depend on the resin. Very likely it's some form of plastic and fine (by vegan standards) but as mentioned, plastic has it's issues.

That said, mine is plastic. As an omni I used to run it through the dishwasher (on sanitize) after every meat use. As a veg, I'm not nearly as worried about that. Now I really want an end grain bamboo.

Ken

so plastic resin coating is vegan friendly right?

 

thanky you very much

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