To better help you replace your customized cutting boards, Cutting Board Werks has created a Scheduled Cutting Board Replacement Program (SCBRP). This new program allows you to automatically reorder cutting boards at no additional hassle to you. Scheduled Cutting Board Replacement Program We understand how important it is for your cutting boards to meet safety regulations, which is why the Scheduled Cutting Board Replacement Program helps you meet those regulations at no hassle. With the SCBRP, you can satisfy any interested authorities, including the most stringent Environmental Health Departments, with our certification of sanitary replacement. The SCBRP allows us to replace your cutting boards as needed so your boards are up-to-date and clean. For example, any restaurants that need continuously replaced cutting boards per their health codes can now get their cutting boards at a scheduled period. COVID-19 and Cutting Boards This replacement program is perfect for any restaurants and kitchens that shut down during COVID-19 and are attempting to reopen. Since so many restaurants shut down during the pandemic, cutting boards were left to sit and collect dust and germs. It’s now vital to replace these boards with clean, fresh ones as the kitchens reopen and welcome guests back. How to Create a Schedule Cutting Board
Owning a plastic cutting board is only half the responsibility. If you don’t take care of your plastic cutting board, it will quickly become unusable. Though people often debate whether to use plastic and wooden cutting boards, the simple truth is that if you don’t keep your cutting board clean, it will house bacteria. That is why it is so important that you know how to clean a plastic cutting board and keep it stain-free. How to Clean a Plastic Cutting Board There are two ways to clean a plastic cutting board: by dishwasher or by hand. Unlike wooden cutting board, plastic ones can go in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. Put your plastic cutting board in a dishwasher and wash on high heat. Be mindful that repetitive high heat could potentially warp the board. If you don’t want to use a dishwasher, there are a few ways to clean the board by hand. Cleaning by Hand One benefit of washing the cutting board by hand is that you can control the temperature and prevent any warping. To clean your cutting board, mix one teaspoon of bleach with one quart of water. Use a sponge or scrub brush to clean the board. Make sure you rinse off
In the age of Coronavirus, our world has been turned upside down. Hundreds of businesses have gone under or are struggling to stay open. Many of these businesses include restaurants, bakeries, bars, delis and supermarkets. However, when it comes to cutting board compliance and Coronavirus, there is no uncertainty – having clean prep surfaces is vital. It is more important now than ever to follow cutting board regulations and ensure germs aren’t being spread. If you have a cutting board, whether at a small bakery or a multi-chain restaurant, meet compliance by following these three rules. Replace Cutting Boards The first step to ensuring safety and cleanliness with cutting boards is replacing any that need so. As soon as a cutting board becomes difficult to clean or has deep grooves, warps or cracks should be replaced. These deep grooves, warps and cracks can house bacteria and cause food to become contaminated. Avoid all this and meet health codes by replacing cutting boards frequently. Keep Cutting Boards Clean During Coronavirus Along with replacing old cutting boards, constantly clean dirty ones. Make sure you wash boards after every use, even if it is something as simple as chopping onions. Before cleaning the board, remove all food particles, especially any
At Cutting Board Werks, our custom cutting boards are made out of two materials: high-density polyethylene, or HDPE, and Richlite. We already discussed HDPE in a previous blog, but what is Richlite? What can it be used for? Why is it used in our cutting boards? Let’s find out. What is Richlite? Richlite is a paper-based fiber composite material made from layers of resin-infused paper. It was created over 70 years ago in the 1940s, and it was originally meant for industrial tooling and pattern making in the aerospace industry. It is often used for high-heat applications. Over the last several decades, it has become the premium material for a variety of fields: space, sports, marine, culinary, architecture, design, machines, automotive and more. You can find it in furniture, skateparks, guitars, cutting boards, signage, tables, phone cases and other products. In the commercial foodservice industry, Richlite is valued due to its sanitary properties, extreme durability and low maintenance requirements. It can also withstand most acidic foods. How is Richlite Made? Richlite looks a lot like wood but is made up of resin and high quality custom craft paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or recycled paper. The paper is saturated with resin before being cut.
If you have ever cooked, odds are, you have probably used a cutting board. If you have a plastic cutting board - one made out of HDPE or Richlite - you might have noticed that it comes in different colors: red, green, blue, etc. What might surprise you to know is that the colors aren’t there because they are pretty – there is actually a reason behind the cutting board color meaning. Cutting Board Color Meaning Having different colored cutting boards can ultimately help reduce the chance of cross-contamination during food preparation, which typically occurs between raw and cooked foods. For example, if raw chicken touches cooked chicken, it could contaminate it by transferring bacteria and potentially cause food poisoning. It can also help with food allergies; if someone is allergic to shellfish, you definitely don’t want to cut any raw fish on the same cutting board for their meal. To avoid this and have good food hygiene, each colored cutting board represents one food group that should only be cut on that specific board. Color-coded boards help you easily keep track of what food has been cut on which board. Cutting Board Colors and their Meanings - Red cutting boards should only be for raw
Since cutting boards are an essential part of any kitchen, it’s best to have a cutting board that fits your question. But that in itself begs the question: which cutting board is best? There are several types of cutting board materials: plastic, wood, bamboo and glass, so what should you go with? Wood versus plastic cutting boards? Bamboo versus glass cutting boards? Each cutting board has its pros and cons; there is no such thing as a perfect board. Obviously, you don’t want a board that absorbs lots of bacteria or dulls your knives, so let’s take a look at the different cutting board materials and which should be used in your kitchen. Plastic Cutting Boards Along with wood, plastic is a popular material for cutting boards. True, they are not as visually appealing as wood boards, but they are easy to clean, dishwasher safe and durable. Plastic cutting boards are often cheaper than their counterparts and require no maintenance. They are durable, flexible and lightweight, too. Plastic boards usually come in HDPE, or high-density polyethylene. However, although plastic cutting boards are nonporous, they are known to get scars and gouges from knives more often than wood or bamboo boards. These cuts can house
At Cutting Board Werks, our custom cutting boards are made out of two materials: high-density polyethylene, or HDPE, and Richlite. But what is HDPE? What can it be used for? Where does it come from? Why is it used in our cutting boards? Let’s find out. What is HDPE? High-density polyethylene, or HDPE, is a type of plastic. The thermoplastic polymer is made from the natural gas ethane. The ethane is heated to the point where its molecules break, which then creates ethylene. That then creates a chain of ethylene molecules that are strung together. HDPE was created in the 1930s by the United Kingdom. It was used in high-frequency radar cables during World War II before becoming popular in the U.S. during the 1950s. Nowadays, it is labeled as a #2 plastic. It is the most widely used type of plastic. It is used in dozens and dozens of products, often to replace heavier materials: milk jugs, bottles, food, beverage and chemical containers, pipes, cutting boards, plastic lumber, toys, furniture, lawn and garden products, automobile and bike parts and more. Qualities The reason for HDPE’s popularity? It’s numerous qualities. HDPE is: Dishwasher safeEasily moldable due to its malleabilityHas a high melting point of about 130 degrees CelsiusImpact, weather, mold, rotting, mildew, corrosion, acid,