Hidden dangers lurk in your well-used cutting board. After using it to prepare food, your wood or plastic cutting board often receives grooves or scratches from your kitchen knives. These grooves serve as ideal homes for countless types of harmful bacteria and microorganisms. The grooves leave tiny pockets or spaces which allow bacteria to endure washings and thrive in the board’s continued food preparation usage. You don’t want any of that bacterium (that can be potentially harmful) latching onto food and entering your body or your family’s bodies.
What are the alternatives? Both granite and quartz countertops have hard enough surfaces that you can cut and prepare food directly on them without leaving a scratch. Their naturally dry, nonporous exteriors eliminate the possibility of bacteria or other harmful microorganisms surviving on their surfaces. After installing a quartz or granite countertop, you can rest assured that your food and kitchen surfaces will be bacteria free.