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Where to buy a Cutting Board in NYC

dcole Nov 14, 2011 12:50 PM

I need a better cutting board...mine is old, cheap and now starting to warp. I've been thinking of going with the boos block, but really just want something thick. Does anyone know a place in Manhattan with a particularly good selection? I want one thats big (24x18x1.5 or so) and hopefully can see a few different types of wood.

Thanks!

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    sugartoof Nov 14, 2011 01:05 PM

    Broadway Panhandler has a nice selection last I looked, but they're not cheap.

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    Broadway Panhandler
    65 E 8th St, New York, NY 10003

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      snaporaz Nov 14, 2011 01:06 PM

      The September edition of Cook's Illustrated put a bunch of cutting boards to the test, with the three front runners being:
      - Proteak Edge Grain Teak Cutting Board (Highly Recommended)
      - OXO Good Grips Carving & Cutting Board (Recommended)
      - John Boos Chop-N-Slice Reversible (Recommended)
      Since there is no shortage of kitchen supply stores in NYC, maybe a better strategy would involve trying to find a store that has #1 and #3 (#2 is thinner and plastic so I'm assuming you're not interested) so you can check them out for yourself.

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        ericd74 Nov 15, 2011 10:55 AM

        I recently bought a walnut Brooklyn Butcher Block cutting board and cheese board straight from the maker's workshop Brooklyn. The workshop itself is quite spartan, but Nils, the craftsman, is passionate about his work and produces top-quality boards. I'm pretty sure you can find his boards at Murray's Cheese on Bleeker too. I searched online and at the local chain shops (e.g. Willams-Sonoma), and am very happy with my decision to buy locally in the end.

        http://www.brooklynbutcherblocks.com/...

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        Murray's Cheese
        254 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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          petek Nov 15, 2011 11:57 AM

          "and am very happy with my decision to buy locally in the end"

          Agree..always buy local if you can.Those Brooklyn blocks look really nice.I'd go with end grain maple if I were you..

          Another great butcher block maker is http://www.theboardsmith.com

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            Chemicalkinetics Nov 15, 2011 09:09 PM

            I don't think Dave Smith is "local" to NY Brooklyn. :P

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              petek Nov 16, 2011 01:44 PM

              "I don't think Dave Smith is "local" to NY Brooklyn. :P"

              you are correct sir..I was just pointing out another option.like I said,buy local if you can :)

        2. Up With Olives Nov 15, 2011 11:45 AM

          One of the best things I ever bought was a rubber cutting board from the restaurant supply store. Amanda Hesser had a story in the NYT on these in 1999. It's really heavy (fun to take home on the subway!) so it doesn't move around. Here's the link http://www.nytimes.com/1999/08/04/din...

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            Chemicalkinetics Nov 15, 2011 09:12 PM

            I also bought a rubber Sani-tuff cutting board. I think there are some pros and cons. It is dense, steady, easy to clean, can be sanded.......etc. It did not protect my knife edge the way I expected. I find my knife edge dulls faster on this rubber cutting board than my wood cutting board.

            I wrote a short review of here:

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/725933

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              Up With Olives Nov 16, 2011 12:10 PM

              Hmmm, never noticed!

          2. cbjones1943 Nov 15, 2011 09:14 PM

            i purchase virtually all of my kitchen & related items @ restaurant supply stores; imo these venues are treasures...

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              EatontheRun Nov 17, 2011 10:23 AM

              Can you recommend the restaurant supplies stores you like as I need to restock on a few items.

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              AubWah Nov 16, 2011 04:25 PM

              Zabars. Grab some Pepper Nova while your there

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              Zabar's
              2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

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                sugartoof Nov 16, 2011 07:32 PM

                2nd floor at Zabars is a great resource for higher end items.

              2. hungryinmanhattan Nov 17, 2011 04:30 PM

                I would love a great wooden cutting board, but am concerned about salmonella. Any thoughts?

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                1. re: hungryinmanhattan
                  Chemicalkinetics Nov 17, 2011 05:00 PM

                  No problem as long as you clean your cutting board.

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                  lulumoolah Nov 18, 2011 08:39 PM

                  Try and pick up some mineral oil which you can find at most cooking stores. The mineral oil will help preserve the board from drying out and warping. I didn't realize that using mineral oil could help until after my favorite cutting board ended up warped and destroyed. I loved that board; it was the perfect size.

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                    craft21 Nov 19, 2011 06:29 PM

                    any of the restaurant supply stores on bowery have cutting boards

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