May 22, 2008

Review: Architec Cork Cutting Board - Go Green When Cutting


Architec brings a green, renewable resource to food preparation with the introduction of the Cork Cutting Board, part of the company's "live smart. go-green" product line. We've been using the cutting board over the past several weeks, and find it to be really different. Not only is the shape and design interesting, but the feeling of the wine cork texture and flex the cutting board gives makes it very grippy on the countertops here at Kitchen Contraptions.

The cutting board comes packed with a simple wrap. Go-Green!

Just like a traditional wine cork, the Architec Cork Cutting Board is made of agglomerated cork, small particles of cork adhered together using heat and pressure. Cork - the bark from an oak tree grown in Spain, Portugal and China - is a green product, sustainable and renewable, produced with minimal environmental impact. The cork is harvested by hand by gently peeling the bark off the tree. This earth-friendly and sustainable method of hand harvesting cork leaves the cork tree intact and ready to produce again.

Because it doesn't absorb like wood, cork is naturally antibacterial and easier to clean. We've found washing the board off to be really easy, and we're not finding cutting marks and scuffs all over the board after cutting vegetables, meat, and other items.

The aluminum insert or GROMMET as we call it
makes moving the board around easy.
We love you Grommet!

At first we would have thought the cork board would not be very durable - WRONG. It is also unusually durable and highly resistant to wear. It almost has a self-healing feel to it, as it never seems to look used or worn in the several weeks of use we've put it through. We really like the little round grommet in the corner, and you can also flip the board over and use either side.

This is a hand wash item, and Architec recommends using non-bacterial soap. We never use anti-bacterial anything here at Kitchen Contraptions, so it's nice to see other people recommending the same.

The Architec Cork Cutting Board comes in two sizes: Large (12 by 18 inches) and Small (9 by 12 inches). A round aluminum insert located in the corner of the board serves as a handle (as we stated - we love this little grommet). The Architec Cork Cutting Board has a suggested retail price of $29.99 (large) and $19.99 (small).

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Posted by Jay Brewer at May 22, 2008 11:09 AM
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