Plastic Chopping Boards & Mats

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Shop Practical and Versatile Plastic Chopping Boards & Chopping Board Sets

Crafted from durable materials and available in a variety of sizes and designs, plastic chopping boards offer a range of benefits that make them indispensable in any culinary arsenal. At Harris Scarfe, we stock a great range of plastic chopping boards, including heavy-duty options and convenient chopping board sets, designed to cater to the needs of home cooks and professional chefs alike.

5 Benefits of Plastic Chopping Boards

  1. Durability: Plastic chopping boards are built to withstand the rigours of daily use in the kitchen, making them ideal for chopping, slicing, and dicing various ingredients.
  2. Easy to Clean: Unlike wooden chopping boards, plastic boards are often dishwasher safe, allowing for quick and convenient cleaning after use.
  3. Versatility: Plastic chopping boards are suitable for a wide range of food preparation tasks, from cutting raw meat and poultry to chopping fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
  4. Affordability: Plastic chopping boards are typically more budget-friendly than their wooden counterparts, making them accessible to home cooks on any budget.
  5. Hygienic: When properly cleaned and sanitised, plastic chopping boards offer a hygienic surface for food preparation, minimising the risk of cross-contamination.

Best Uses for Plastic Chopping Boards:

  • Raw Meat and Poultry: Use plastic chopping boards specifically designated for cutting raw meat and poultry to prevent cross-contamination with other ingredients.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Plastic chopping boards are versatile enough to handle a variety of fruits and vegetables, providing a stable surface for slicing and chopping.
  • Fish and Seafood: Separate plastic chopping boards can be used for cutting fish and seafood to maintain food safety and prevent odour transfer.

Understanding Colour Coding of Plastic Chopping Boards:

To further enhance food safety practices, many plastic chopping board sets feature colour-coded boards, each assigned a specific use. Here's a typical colour code and its meaning:

  • Red: Reserved for raw meat, including beef, lamb, and pork, to prevent cross-contamination with other foods.
  • Blue: Designated for cutting raw fish and seafood, helping to maintain food safety and prevent the transfer of odours.
  • Green: Typically used for cutting fruits and vegetables, providing a separate surface for produce preparation.
  • Yellow: Often designated for cooked meat and poultry, ensuring proper food handling practices and preventing contamination of cooked foods.
  • White: Commonly used for general food preparation, such as chopping herbs or slicing bread, in kitchens where colour-coded systems are not implemented.

Plastic Chopping Boards - FAQs

Do plastic cutting boards get plastic in your food?

When used and cleaned properly, plastic cutting boards should not release plastic particles into food. However, it's essential to inspect plastic cutting boards for signs of wear and replace them if they become heavily scratched or damaged.

Is a plastic cutting board better than wood for meat?

Plastic cutting boards are often preferred for cutting raw meat and poultry, as they are easier to clean and sanitise than wooden boards. Additionally, plastic boards can be colour-coded to designate specific uses, reducing the risk of cross-contamination.

How long should you use a plastic cutting board?

The lifespan of a plastic cutting board depends on factors such as frequency of use and maintenance. Inspecting plastic cutting boards regularly for signs of wear, such as deep scratches or warping, and replacing them as needed to ensure food safety.

Shop Chopping Board Sets, Kitchen Knives & More Food Prep Essentials at Harris Scarfe

In addition to our selection of plastic chopping boards from top brands like OXO and Smith+Nobel, Harris Scarfe offers a wide range of kitchenware to enhance your culinary experience, including:

Ready to revolutionise your kitchen arsenal with premium chopping boards and other essential kitchenware? Explore our range online or visit your local Harris Scarfe store for a closer look.