The 10 Best chopping boards

view gallery VIEW GALLERY

Whether you want to dice veg, chop meat, or just slice up a salad, there’s a surface here to suit every culinary need.

1. Joseph Joseph Rinse & Chop

£16, Selfridges.com

A very clever board. It has hinges down the middle, allowing you to slide your prepared fruit and veg down off into the pan. It also has a colander at the end.

2. Catskill Reversible Maple Pastry Board

£39.95, kitchentrolleys.biz

The attraction here is the series of useful baking measurements printed on the board and a ruler line for the perfectionist pâtissier.

3. Gamepad Chopping Board

£15, firebox.com

You don't have to be a hardcore gamer to recognise that this glass-topped chopping board – designed to look like a retro games console – is damned cool.

4. John Lewis oak

£30, johnlewis.com

Made especially for slicing those fresh loaves that cover your work surface in crumbs, this board has a series of sunken rings in its oak surface to catch them all.

5. Joseph Joseph Vinyl Record

£14, selfridges.com

Not the most heavy-duty board, but if you just want to slice the odd veg or a loaf, this glass board is just about the grooviest thing you're likely to do it on.

6. Lakeland Flexi-mats

£8.29 for 5, lakeland.co.uk

Tough, lightweight and, because they're less than 1mm thick, they're flexible enough to roll into a funnel so you can get rid of your off-cuts with ease.

7. Good Housekeeping beech

£29.50, fatgiraffe.com

Comes with a double-bladed Mezzaluna knife, so is ideal for quickly slicing herbs and the odd veg. Its glossy finish means it could double up as a cheese board.

8. Java chopping board

£27, debenhams.com

As chunky and solid as an oak board but the Java is made from a much more unusual bamboo wood. The chequered finish is also gentle on your kitchen knives.

9. OCD board

£21, liberty.co.uk

You can make every slice perfect and every angle precise on this OCD board, which is covered in a series of ruled squares and angle projections.

10. Linea oak and slate

£35, houseoffraser.co.uk

Slate is always a good addition to a kitchen but its real advantage is that it's pretty much impervious to knife blades, so doesn't develop bacteria-filled ridges.

PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them altogether

Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them

Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on