Every cook knows the most important tool in the kitchen is a good knife, but what most people forget is that a proper cutting board is just as important. Slicing and dicing on counter tops and plates is the fastest way to destroy delicate blades, and glass boards aren't any better.
Wood, as it turns out, is the best option, and studies say it is the most sanitary choice as well. Plastic, on the other hand, is another good choice as long as long as you use different boards for meats and veggies to avoid cross contamination.
But a good chopping block doesn't have to be big and bulky to get the job done. Below, we rounded up some of our favourite cutting boards that range from classic blocks to sleek slats. And if you aren't ready to put away the glass stuff, remember you can always use one of these for serving cheese and meats.