Wood offers a host of benefits, including the fact that if you are engraving it, the chopping board will look amazing for years to come. Engraving glass won’t give you the same long term effect and over time the names, dates and inscription will barely be noticeable.
The first benefit you will find to choosing wood for your engraved chopping block is that even in five years time, the board will still be strong and being used and the inscription will still be as clear as the day the person received it as a gift. The great thing with this is that as wood it looks great standing on a shelf on display, or being used at the dinner table. They can also be used as an every day chopper without worrying that the inscription will be damaged in any way.
Next you will find that choosing a wood for an engraved chopping board will protect the knives. Any chef will tell you that it is imperative to keep your knives sharp and protect the blade at all times. Harder materials, such as glass or slate can damage a knife and bend the tip or blade, which compromises how well the knife works. Wood is softer and can absorb the knife as you cut, protecting the knives at all times.
Wood is a renewable and biodegradable product, which also makes it the number one choice for chopping boards. We live in a world where we want to reduce our impact on the environment and this means that we want to choose products which we can recycle and reuse for years to come. Wood is one of those products which continues to grow and these days companies that provide personalised gifts are also very aware of where they buy their products, which means that the wood they use to make their chopping boards are only purchased from sustainable forests, where they know for each tree cut down, another is planted.
Further, wood can be looked after and cared for with ease, which means it can be used in the kitchen for years to come. Simply wash the board with hot soapy water after each use and dry, this ensures any food and bacteria is removed to protect you and your family.
Ensure that you get maintenance instructions from the supplier on how to care for the engraved chopping board to ensure that it can provide years of use in all situations.
Only purchase this type of product from a reputable company with years of industry knowledge and experience. Ensure that you choose the engraved chopping board based on what you believe your friends will love and their house design. There are so many great ideas and options, though it’s always worthwhile choosing a company that is flexible when it comes to design, ensuring that you find that perfect design you feel is going to make a statement and delight your friend or family member moving forward.