Quality Handcrafted Hardwood Cutting Boards

Kennedy Cutting Boards
P.O. Box 242 • 1939 Clark Road
Preble, NY 13141
USA
(607) 749-5161

Quality Handmade Cutting Boards
Quality handmade cutting boards made from a variety of hardwood species. Although you won't be ordering a specific board, every board is one of a kind. Types of wood may include domestic types such as oak, ash, maple, cherry, hickory, walnut etc. They may also include exotic woods such as mahogany, bloodwood, sapele, bubinga etc. No two boards are alike and all woods are beautifully arranged to highlight color and figure.

Shipping is included in the displayed price of each board. Boards are shipped daily by USPS Priority Flat Rate mail.

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Wood ... Safer Than Plastic

Wooden Cutting Boards Found Safer Than Plastic

EVERY now and then a scientific finding flies in the face of conventional wisdom. And so it was with an accidental discovery by microbiologists at the University of Wisconsin's Food Research Institute that wooden cutting boards kill food-poisoning bacteria that survive very nicely on the plastic boards that have been widely promoted for years as safer than wood.
The scientists, Dean O. Cliver and Nese O. Ak, stumbled upon the finding while seeking ways to decontaminate wooden boards and make them as "safe" as plastic. Much to their surprise, they found that when boards were purposely contaminated with organisms like Salmonella, Listeria and Escherichia coli that are common causes of food poisoning, 99.9 percent of the bacteria died off within three minutes on the wooden boards, while none died on the plastic ones.

When contaminated boards were left unwashed overnight at room temperature, bacterial counts increased on the plastic, but none of the organisms could be recovered from the wooden boards the next morning.

It had long been believed that disease-causing bacteria from raw foods like chicken would soak into a wooden board and be difficult to remove, even when washed; then when other foods, like salad ingredients, that are eaten raw are cut on the same board, the dangerous bacteria could be picked up by them and transferred alive to the consumer. Plastic was assumed to be safer because it is nonporous and contaminating organisms could be readily washed off. A Word for Safety

Based on the new studies, Dr. Cliver said, "Wood may be preferable in that small lapses in sanitary practices are not as dangerous on wood as on plastic." But he cautioned against being "sloppy about safety" and warned cooks to be sure to wash off cutting surfaces after cutting meat, chicken or fish, whether the surface used is wood or plastic.

The researchers tested boards made from seven different species of trees and four types of plastic and found similar results: wood was safer than plastic, regardless of the materials used. Thus far, however, the researchers have been unable to isolate the agents in wood that make it so inhospitable to bacteria.

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No Two Boards Are Alike...

Since each board is made from hand picked pieces of wood, no two boards are alike. Dick Kennedy's unique artistry is evident in each board.

Additional Options Available


Many additional styles, and sizes are available to be viewed and purchased at our shop in Preble, NY or purchased and shipped individually with custom arrangements.
End Capped
End Capped
Cheese Board
Cheese Board
With Magnetic Bowl
with Magnetic Bowl
With Bowl and End Caps
With Bowl and End Caps
With Handle
With Handle