7 Horrible Things You’re Doing To Your Cutting Boards

You use a glass board—ever


It’s true that glass cutting boards are more resistant to stains and odors. But that hard surface will quickly dull your knife’s blade. It could also put you at higher risk for an injury, since the slick surface can cause your knife to slip. A better option? Stick with boards made of wood or plastic. The more forgiving surfaces will keep your knives sharp longer, and they’ll help keep your fingers out of harm’s way. (Research shows that wood may be less likely to harbor bacteria. But plastic boards are still safe as long as they’re cleaned thoroughly.)