We’ve put together this guide to help you find the perfect cutting board size for your needs. At Spencer Peterman, we offer a wide range of sizes, shapes, and wood types in our cutting board collection, so whether you’re cooking for one or creating charcuterie boards for dozens of guests, we’ve got a cutting board for you.
Why Cutting Board Size Matters
When it comes to cutting boards, size definitely matters. Choosing the right cutting board size can greatly impact your cooking experience and efficiency in the kitchen.
For example, a small cutting board might be perfect for slicing a single apple or chopping a handful of herbs, but it will quickly become frustrating when you need to chop a large quantity of vegetables for a hearty stew. On the other hand, a large cutting board might take up too much space in your kitchen and make it difficult to maneuver around.
In addition, the size of your cutting board also matters when it comes to serving food. If you love to entertain, a larger cutting board can double as a beautiful serving platter for an impressive cheese and charcuterie spread or a mouthwatering assortment of appetizers.
By considering the different sizes and their uses, you can choose a cutting board that fits your specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re preparing a simple meal for yourself or hosting a grand dinner party, the right cutting board size will make all the difference in your cooking experience.
Our Cutting Board Collection
We offer a wide range of cutting boards in a variety of shapes, sizes, and wood types to meet your needs. However, there are a few things that all of our cutting boards have in common:
All of our boards are created from logs that would otherwise be chipped, tossed, or burned. We source this wood from local tree services and give it new life as beautiful, functional pieces for your home.
We are a small, local business nestled in the hills of Western Massachusetts. All of our kitchenware is created right here in our Gill and Turners Falls workshops.
All Natural, Food Safe Finishes
At Spencer Peterman, we only use 100% natural, food safe finishes so that you can use our products with confidence in the kitchen.
Now, let’s explore our full cutting board collection. With such a wide selection, you’re sure to find the perfectly sized cutting board for your needs.
Our Classic Rectangular Cutting Board
These boards are an artisanal take on a classic shape. Handcrafted with spalted maple, they double as gorgeous display pieces.
Our rectangular spalted maple boards come in six different sizes:
- Small: (8×5 and 9×6) Our smallest cutting boards are great for everyday tasks like slicing fruits, chopping herbs, or dicing garlic. Additionally, they are also perfect for those who have limited counter space or prefer a more portable option.
- Medium (12×7.5 and 15×9 inches): Our medium-sized cutting boards offer a bit more surface area for chopping larger ingredients, such as onions or peppers. They are versatile enough for everyday cooking and can easily handle most food prep tasks.
- Large (18×10 inches): These cutting boards are ideal for handling more substantial quantities of food. They provide ample space for preparing multiple ingredients for a large family meal.
- Extra Large (21×11 inches): If you frequently cook for large gatherings or love to entertain, an extra-large cutting board is a must-have. This size is perfect for tackling big jobs, such as breaking down a whole watermelon, chicken, or roast.
Whether you opt for a smaller board for quick tasks or a larger one for more extensive meal prep, choosing the right cutting board size will enhance your cooking experience and make a stunning and sustainable statement in your kitchen.
Handled Cutting and Serving Boards
These boards feature a handle that makes it easy to hang them in between use, making them perfect for a kitchen that’s tight on storage space. Our handled boards are available in cherry, black walnut, and ambrosia maple, and range in size from 15″ to 27″ tall.
Specialty Cutting Boards for Entertaining
Let’s take a moment to think outside of the rectangle, or, um, box, with our selection of uniquely shaped boards. When it comes to entertaining, these boards will take your presentation to the next level.
Ambrosia Maple Slabs
One option to consider is a live edge ambrosia maple slab cutting board. Ambrosia maple is adorned with natural markings created by the ambrosia beetle, which burrows into the wood to create striking, one-of-a-kind patterns.
These unique cutting boards feature the natural edge of the wood, giving them a rustic and organic forest-to-table look. We offer these cutting boards in sizes from 21-23”. They’re great for serving a variety of cheeses and charcuterie. Our ambrosia slabs also make a beautiful centerpiece for any gathering.
Spalted Maple Oval Boards
Oval cutting boards are another great choice for entertaining. Their elongated shape allows for easy arrangement of bread, crackers, and spreads, for example. They are perfect for serving up a delicious assortment of appetizers or creating an elegant display for your guests.
Our oval boards range in size from 12”x6” to 33”x11”.
Spalted Maple Round Boards
Next, let’s take a look at our round boards. Round cutting boards are both functional and stylish. Depending on the size, they are great for serving individual portions of cheese or charcuterie, or a party-sized spread. Their symmetrical shape adds visual interest to your table and can make your spread feel more inviting.
Our round boards are available in three sizes: 10”, 15”, and 20” in diameter.
Spalted Maple Baguette Boards
If you’re a fan of baguettes or artisan bread, a baguette board is a must-have for your entertaining needs. These long and narrow boards are perfect for serving up freshly baked loaves and can also double as a cutting surface. Baguette boards will elevate even a simple meal of soup and bread. They add a touch of sophistication to any bread display and make your guests feel truly indulged.
Our baguette boards come in one size, 26”x6”.
No matter which specialty cutting board you choose, the key is to find one that suits your personal style and the types of foods you enjoy serving. With the right cutting board, you can create a stunning and appetizing display that will leave your guests impressed and satisfied.
Caring for Your Cutting Board
Caring for your cutting board is essential to prolong its lifespan and maintain its quality.
First and foremost, always wash your cutting board with warm, soapy water after each use. This helps to remove any food particles and bacteria that may be present. Avoid using harsh detergents or abrasive cleaning tools, as they can damage the surface of your cutting board.
Secondly, to sanitize your cutting board, you can use a solution of one part white vinegar to four parts water. Simply wipe down the surface of the board with the solution and let it air dry. This will help to kill any lingering bacteria and keep your cutting board hygienic.
To prevent your cutting board from drying out and cracking, it’s important to condition it regularly. We recommend a monthly application of one of our wood conditioners.
Avoid exposing your cutting board to extreme heat or moisture, as this can cause warping and damage. Always dry your cutting board thoroughly after washing to prevent moisture from seeping into the wood. Never let your board soak in water.
In short, by following these basic care tips, you can ensure that your cutting board remains in optimal condition, allowing you to enjoy it for years to come.
Final Thoughts and Recommendations
Ultimately, the right cutting board size for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Consider the tasks you perform, the space you have available, and the environmental impact you want to make. With the right cutting board, you can enhance your cooking experience while making a sustainable statement in your home.