I like my kitchen colourful and artsy, so I stock a lot of colourful and patterned kitchen appliances, products and equipment, including tempered glass cutting board. At first, I was a bit worried about using ‘glass’ as cutting board, because I do a lot of cutting jobs at my kitchen (I’m a quite active cook, I cook every day for my big, voracious family). I cut, slice, dice and mince, often with high urgency that makes me often change cutting boards because they get ruined quickly. However, tempered glass cutting board turns out to be one of the best purchases I’ve ever done for my artsy kitchen appliances and tools collections.
In fact, although I also have teakwood cutting board at home, I very much prefer cutting board from tempered glass to cut food like raw meat, raw fish or poultry (basically everything that has juice leaking from it whenever I cut it). I am always afraid about getting the juice from the meat soiling the board and seeping into the pores of bamboo or wooden board, but my tempered glass cutting board turns out to be the best friend for such cutting jobs.
So, after several browsing jobs, I finally found 4 types of tempered glass cutting board products that I particularly like. Here are they for references:
Four perfect choices for Tempered Glass Cutting Board
The surface makes really nice cutting surface, and it is good even for cutting up hot dishes. The clear surface makes it easy to spot dirt and stains. Also, the hard and smooth surface makes the board easy to clean even in the dishwasher. It is also quite strong, and the only reason I did not use it is just because I don’t like clear glass cutting board, but that’s all. It is overall a good option for those who favour simplicity and practicality.
However, this tempered glass cutting board also makes good companion for cooking jobs in the kitchen. The surface is quite tough, but maybe you do not want to use it for harsh chopping jobs. The picture perfectly covers the non-slip surface on the back side of the board, preventing it from sliding off the countertop. And of course my favourite feature; this board is perfectly dishwasher safe.
Other features are quite standard: this tempered glass cutting board is durable and will not break or scratched easily, which means there is little chance for bacteria to seep into the pores. It is also easily washed, either by hands or using dishwasher and you will not regret the time you buy it if your daily cooking job consists of a lot of cutting, dicing and slicing that generates huge piles of food cuts.
This tempered glass cutting board is not too big, just 15.3 x 11.3 inch in size, so I end up using it for just small cutting tasks (I give the heavy tasks to larger and less elaborate cutting board). It does not have rubber layer, but just four small rubber legs on each corner, but I say they do great job of preventing the board to slide off the countertop. In fact, rubber legs instead of layer make this board looks sleeker and more elegant when I use it to serve snacks, cheese slices and wine.
Conclusion of Tempered Glass Cutting Board Reviews
So, which one tempered glass cutting board you should choose? Basically, all these products are good for cutting jobs, but I will not recommend the artsy boards for harsh cutting jobs in the kitchen. You better have simple glass boards with rubber layer or feet if you do a lot of cutting jobs, maybe the board that has large size. However, if you often serve small dishes and drinks on social gathering or party, or you just mostly use cutting boards for simple cutting jobs, you may want to buy the artsy one.
However, all these products of tempered glass cutting boards are durable enough to handle cutting jobs, and they have better food safety quality thanks to the smooth and hard surface. Therefore, if food safety is your concern after using cutting board for years, you may want to use tempered glass cutting board.