Mevell's cutting boards are crafted from the finest locally sourced, sustainably grown walnut wood in the USA and Canada.
Walnut wood is known for its durability and resistance to knife marks. This dense hardwood is also known for its unique grain patterns and rich, dark color, making it a beautiful addition to any kitchen. Walnut wood is also naturally anti-bacterial, which can help reduce the spread of harmful bacteria in your kitchen. In addition, Mevell's cutting boards offer just the right amount of hardness, allowing for a clean cut with your knife without dulling the blade.
Face grain cutting boards are made of straight-cut wood planks glued facing up, showing the natural beauty of the wood.
Face-grain boards are a popular and attractive option for any kitchen due to their natural beauty, showcasing the wood's unique grain patterns and color variations. This construction method results in a cutting board that is not only functional but also adds a touch of elegance to any kitchen.
Another benefit of face grain cutting boards is their affordability. They tend to be less expensive than end-grain or edge-grain cutting boards, making them a great option for those on a budget. However, despite their lower cost, face grain cutting boards are still a practical and durable choice for light use in the kitchen.
In addition, face grain cutting boards are great for serving platters due to their natural beauty. They can be used to display and enhance food presentations, making them a versatile addition to any home cook's kitchen. Overall, face grain cutting boards offer an attractive and cost-effective option for those who want to add a touch of elegance to their kitchen while maintaining practicality and durability.
Edge grain cutting boards are a type of wooden cutting board made by gluing together planks of wood with their edges facing up. The resulting surface of the cutting board is a series of parallel lines that run along the board's length, known as the edge grain. They are known for their durability and resistance to knife marks, which makes them a great option for heavy use in the kitchen. Edge-grain boards also tend to be less expensive than end-grain cutting boards. In addition, they have a unique look and texture and can be a great addition to any kitchen.
End grain cutting boards - made by gluing together a few blocks of wood with their end grains facing up.
This type of cutting board, also called a butcher block, is preferred among professional cooks and BBQ enthusiasts for its ability to withstand heavy knife use. They are known for their durability and resistance to knife marks, making them ideal for everyday use in the kitchen. They are also more forgiving on knives, as the wood fibers in the board separate when cut, making them less likely to dull the blade.
The unique construction of these cutting boards also offers a few other benefits. The wood fibers on the cutting surface create a self-healing surface that helps keep the board looking new for longer, as small cuts and scratches will eventually close up on their own. The end grain construction is also naturally moisture-resistant, making it less likely to warp or crack over time.
While end-grain boards are often more expensive than other boards, their durability and longevity make them a worthwhile investment. They are also a beautiful addition to any kitchen, with their unique patterns and textures showcasing the natural beauty of the wood.
Mevell believes in a commitment to quality and environmental stewardship. Therefore, each board is made locally and with certified, sustainably grown wood types, specifically walnut and maple wood.
In addition to our commitment to quality, we strive to impact the environment positively. For example, we plant a tree for every cutting board we sell. This not only helps offset our carbon footprint but also allows us to give back to the environment meaningfully.
They are easy to clean and maintain and will last for years. Hand-wash the board down with warm soapy water after each use, and occasionally oil them with food-grade mineral oil to keep them in tip-top shape. Avoid submerging and soaking them in water, and never put in the dishwasher, as it can cause warping and cracking. Check our article for a detailed guide on cutting board care.
Regularly oiling your wood cutting board is crucial in preserving its beauty and longevity. First, choose a food-grade mineral oil such as mineral oil or refined coconut oil, also called MCT Oil. Then, apply it evenly all over the board, using a clean cloth or a board oil sponge applicator. Allow the oil to absorb fully for at least 15-20 minutes before wiping off any excess. Another option is adding an extra layer of conditioner made with beeswax; this gives an extra layer of protection and luster and prevents the wood from cracking. This way, your cutting board will last for many years.
Mevell's cutting boards are not just a functional kitchen tool but also a statement piece that adds a nice touch of elegance to any kitchen. They are perfect for slicing fruits, chopping vegetables, mincing herbs, and carving meats. They also make a stunning presentation for an elegant spread of cheeses, charcuterie, or other hors d'oeuvres. Mevell's commitment to quality and environmental stewardship ensures you get the best of both worlds. So invest in the best cutting board today and elevate your kitchen game!
Shortly yes, if you properly care for and disinfect your wooden boards, they are perfectly safe for meat and fish. Read our guide on how to disinfect wood boards the right way. Another good idea is to have separate boards for meat and fish and one cutting board for all other products. This way, you will avoid cross-contamination.
To ensure a high-quality cutting board that is durable and long-lasting, we recommend using strong and knife-friendly woods. Walnut, maple, and cherry are among the best woods for cutting boards due to their ideal hardness for knives and long-lasting strength. Additionally, these woods are domestically sourced and sustainably harvested, making them an environmentally conscious choice. On top of their practical benefits, they all have unique and attractive grain patterns that make a beautiful addition to any kitchen. Another wood that looks great but is slightly harder is teak.
On the other hand, avoid buying cutting boards made with too porous wood as they have an open grain structure, and their fibers absorb liquids easier and are more susceptible to bacteria growth.
The debate over whether plastic or wooden boards are better for the kitchen has been ongoing for many years. While plastic boards are often favored for their low cost and ease of cleaning, wooden cutting boards have been the go-to choice for many home cooks and professional chefs for centuries. The primary advantage of wooden cutting boards is their durability and long lifespan, provided they are properly cared for. Additionally, wooden cutting boards are more gentle on knives and have a more natural, premium look.
However, plastic is a non-porous material, which makes it easy to sanitize. You can throw them in the dishwasher and use a hot cycle, though their life span is much shorter than that of wood boards, and the look looks to deteriorate quickly. On the other hand, you can clean a wooden cutting board only by hand.
Ultimately, the choice between wooden and plastic boards comes down to personal preference and the user's specific needs. Both have unique advantages and disadvantages, so it's essential to consider your particular requirements and preferences when choosing.
Despite their popularity, bamboo cutting boards are inferior to wood cutting boards for several reasons:
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