Hasegawa Cutting Board 360x200mm
Hasegawa’s soft cutting boards are top of the line cutting boards which are especially well suited for delicate Japanese kitchen knives. This board’s plastic surface is a great substitute for wood due to its similar characteristics.
This board’s plastic surface is easy to clean, doesn't absorb flavors and, above all, has less effect on the sharpness of the blade. With some cutting techniques, the thin cutting edge of the knife may chip, so choosing the right cutting board is crucial for longer edge retention. The surface of this board is non-slippery, which improves cutting performance and reduces the risk of injury.
Harder plastic cutting boards usually don’t mix well with the harder steels that Japanese blades are forged from, and can sometimes cause them to chip. Even the higher-end plastic cutting boards usually fall short on two fronts. They are either too soft and therefore prone to bending, or they are made thicker for the same reason, and with that get significantly heftier. Hasegawa solves this issue with the addition of a wooden core that is then sandwiched between two layers of soft plastic. The result is a lighter, more easy-to-handle cutting board which is at the same time sturdier and won’t bend when weighed down heavily.
This cutting board is also more hygienic – it doesn't absorb scents and flavors from different ingredients that might get left behind in wooden boards. It’s also completely safe to wash in the dishwasher – if you have one that’s big enough. 😉
Dimensions (L x W x H): 360 x 200 x 20mm (14.1 x 7.8 x 0.8")
Weight: 950g (2.09lb)