No matter what kind of kitchen worktop you have, you want to ensure it stays in pristine condition indefinitely. With this in mind you need to make sure you have plenty chopping boards and worktop protectors to save you marking or scratching your brand new kitchen surfaces.
Protect Your Kitchen Worktop
Whether you have wooden, granite, or laminate worktops you want to keep it protected. You also want to ensure that any other kitchen worktop protector or chopping board you have, works with the overall look of your kitchen. To help, we’ve put together a quick guide on the best chopping boards and worktop protectors to go with your new worktop.
Glass Worktop Protectors
Glass makes an ideal worktop protector that is sure to keep your worktop safe from getting marked by heavy pots or burned by hot pans. A glass worktop protector is also a good way to add a little extra colour as they are available in a variety of shades. However one thing glass does not excel at is as a cutting surface. Glass shouldn’t be used as a chopping board as it marks easily and will blunt your knives before you know it.
Plastic Chopping Boards
Plastic offers a cheap and versatile style of chopping board and thanks to its cost effectiveness it is a good way to protect different parts of your new kitchen work surface. The only downside to plastic chopping boards is that they tend not to be as aesthetically pleasing as their wooden and glass counterparts.
Wooden Chopping Boards
Wooden kitchen equipment is an easy way to add some rustic style to your kitchen, and wooden chopping boards or worktop savers complement any style of kitchen from traditional to contemporary. Wood protects from heat, marks, and is the perfect surface to cut on.
While chopping boards may not be the most glamorous kitchen implement, if you want to add a touch of quality to your kitchenware opt for an end-grain wooden chopping board. The alternative known as face or edge-grain offer little give between the grain and will blunt knives over time. End-grain does not have this problem as the grain acts as thousands of tiny strands that your knife will pass between with ease, keeping it sharp. This also means end-grain wood is much less likely to mark, so will stay looking its best.