Most CHOWHOUNDS probably do not believe in glass cutting boards. Forget the fact that they dull knives extremely fast, knives have trouble cleanly cut through the foods on glass cutting boards because glass have almost no “give”. As much as they are made from tempered glass, you certainly do not want to chop really fast and hard on them. Foods can be slippery on a glass surface, which is inconvenience and possibly dangerous.
Although I won’t say glass cutting boards are very popular, they are certainly not out of style. I do see them around quite a bit, which means plenty people are buying them, and these people have their reasons.
So here are some advantages I have heard from people.
Glass cutting boards are:
1) Sanitary since they are non-porous and bacteria and dirt cannot be trapped anywhere.
2) Easy to clean because they are non-porous and can be placed in automated dishwashers
3) Light and thin
5) Beautiful (patterns can be placed underneath the glass)
6) Very durable (the glass surface won’t wear like wood or plastic)
*Explanation: glass has good strength, but low on toughness. So while glass can shatter and chip under high impact force, glass do not bend or deform or easily grind away like a plastic board does -- think of your glassware and ceramic dishes*
What other reasons have you heard?
And what do you think of these advantages?