You Should Never Buy A Glass Cutting Board. Here's Why

There are hundreds of cutting boards out there, and with each of them comes a ton of information to digest. Wood is great for knives but not for dishwashers or raw meat. Glass is easiest to clean but can be bad for cutting, plastic is...well, plastic. How does one choose? There are certain cutting boards cooks swear by (Kitchn's staff all love this one) and you really can't go wrong with a basic plastic or wood cutting board.

So while you can sort out whether you prefer a wooden or plastic cutting board for yourself, we will help rule out one type for you: glass cutting boards. If you own a glass cutting board already, it's best to retire it and use it for serving things instead, like a fancy charcuterie board for your next wine night. We hate to burst your bubble, but it's better than ruining your kitchen equipment.

Glass cutting boards ruin your knives

Glass and metal cutting boards are both a no-no when it comes time to cut anything up. They may be pretty and super easy to clean due to being nonporous (via Kitchn) but they're a nightmare for your knives, which can be pretty expensive to replace, especially if you invested in good ones. According to Kitchn, chopping on a glass cutting board causes knives to roll, which dulls them incredibly quickly, and makes them more dangerous to work with. Glass is also a super hard material, especially when compared to wood or plastic, and can even chip or break your knives if you aren't careful.

According to The Kitchen Professor, food tends to slip around more on glass cutting boards because of the texture of its surface, which poses hazards for accidentally cutting yourself, too. It's best to avoid these issues altogether by not using a glass cutting board at all and opting instead for a safer alternative. There are plenty of guides out there for choosing a cutting board that'll serve you and your knives well.