Hasegawa Wood Core Soft Rubber Cutting Board
This cutting board is not only durable, but it also will prolong the life of you knife blade. The “pull and slice” technique is the common way to slice food in Japanese cooking, which can often lead to chipped edges if using a hard cutting board. But this one is coated in layers of soft plastic that provides much better protection for your knives and protection for your fingers, since it’s non-slip. Plus, the material has strong antimicrobial properties—one of the highest standards in Japan—so it won’t hold germs as much as a standard cutting board would between uses. It’s wood core keeps the cutting board from warping from use and high-temperature dishwashing. And since it’s not entirely made of wood, it much more light weight to use.
Hasegawa Waterproof Non Slip Cutting Board Mat
This dishwasher safe cutting mat is a great was to improve the functionality of any cutting board. It’s large enough to accommodate a large board, but it can also be cut to size for more specialized shapes. Plus, this one is much better than others we’ve tried, since your cutting board won’t slip and slide atop its surface even when its wet. It’s sturdy enough to stand up to frequent use, but it’s flexibility is a great asset, as you can easily pour your chopped veggies from your cutting board onto the mat and then right into the pot with less mess. Plus, it’s a great tool to use when you’re having trouble getting a grip on an unruly jar.