There are some accessories in a living space that are equal parts aesthetically pleasing and useful for the purpose they’re designed for. A good example of this is a chopping board — the kitchen implement that lets one chop all manners of foods without dirtying the counters. A good board not only reduces the mess that chopping makes but also makes it easier to cut up a large number of foods in a short span of time.
Thus, the key aspect of any good chopping board is its efficiency. They need to be smooth with no cracks or bumps for the cut foods to get stuck in, and must not become dirty quickly. This is why his quality natural or synthetic materials are very important to the usefulness of a chopping board. Of course, another important bit that’s needed is an anti-slip coating at the bottom. It can be both annoying and unsafe for a chopping boars to slip while being used, especially in a kitchen. Thus, quality chopping boards, especially from Asian countries like China and India, have an anti-slip coating that prevents any accident in the kitchen.
These days, however, mere usefulness isn’t enough. An item that’s prominently displayed in a kitchen needs to look good and match the aesthetics of its surroundings. This can be done in a plethora of ways, chief of which include material and design. We will talk about these in order.
The popular material for chopping boards used to be wood, which could be cleaned easily and did not cost an extortionate amount of money. But with usage, wood could crack and change shape and thus needed extensive lacquering and treating to be made into a long term board. The upside, of course, is the attractive nature of a solid wood home accessory in a kitchen. The other alternative is plastic which is both cheap and useful for our purposes. But it doesn’t have the aesthetic presence of wood and thus is not popular in higher end markets. Lastly, there’s the more expensive alternative of marble or similar stones. They do not crack or warp easily and the look of polished stone looks excellent in most surroundings. The issue, of course, is the price, but this can be reduced in the context of wholesale and other supply chain alternatives like dropship.
In terms of design, the simplest ones often prove to be the most popular. Rectangular chopping boards made out of either polished wood or marble are very popular with consumers, and some brick and mortar retailers even offer them in a half-and-half wood and marble product. Newer designs such as stylised pineapples, fish and hexagons are also hot sellers in the e-commerce market and can be made bespoke for customers.