Cutting boards and trays are the essential accents at your dining table, creating the details of the unique atmosphere and the festive spirit. Most people are used to boards and trays as being just boring necessities to prepare and store food. However, nowadays, many cookware and kitchen utensils are considered to be real pieces of art by both manufacturers and consumers. The unique designer decisions can create both modern and laconic, abstract styles and traditional national-oriented classic forms and ornaments. The perfect cutting boards and trays should combine high-quality materials, the trendy styles and the ability to satisfy practical kitchen needs.
In St-Petersburg Global Trade House we treat kitchen decor as unique masterpieces of art, thus, we created several theme categories that are intended to satisfy the tastes of various customers. Among them: classic wooden wild-nature inspired cutting boards, boards with traditional Gzel designs, as well as boards with Russian lacquer miniature painting.
Cutting boards repeating Matryoshka shape are among of our bestsellers, and colorful, depicting real National Russian Holiday of Maslenitsa, showcasing famous Kustodiev`s design, will help you to dive in the world of the mysterious Russian spirit. For those clients who love the atmosphere of the Russian luxury of the Tsar epoch, we prepared a true surprise: the legendary Gzhel porcelain. Both of our precious truly loved items are depicting the dark-blue images of joyful people and animals, and the classic dark blue Gzhel ornament design circles the pictures with a rich embroidery frame.
None of our exhibits are plastic, because the wonderful warmth and beauty of wood can never be overstated.
Wood is not only elegant, natural, environmentally friendly material, it is also best for the practical purposes as it is very durable and very strong. Wood also helps you to safeguard your knives from damages. As you cut on a wooden cutting board, the wood fibers break and leave a mark. And this helps to prevent the fine edges of your knives from rolling over and turning dull.
Wood is great as cutting board material because it is naturally resistant to bacteria. An interesting study was conducted at the University of Wisconsin, as they tested Salmonella bacteria, known for spreading the food poisoning. The bacteria were placed on cutting boards made from various species of trees and four types of plastic. As a result, scientists found that three minutes after contaminating a board that 99.9% of the Salmonella on wooden boards had died, while, none of the bacteria on a plastic surface experienced any discomfort.
The study revealed that people using wooden cutting boards in their home kitchens are twice less likely to contract bacterial-caused illnesses, than those who use glass of plastic cutting boards.
Wooden board seems to be all about the competing for being classy and practical, however, you have to know, that wood often requires some additional patience and extra treatment.Consider these six tips for making your board eternal (or, almost, at least we tried):
Food preservation trays look truly gorgeous when made of luxury porcelain (for example, our exclusive Gzhel trays). However, not many people know that you have to remember several key rules to maintain the china clean and snow-white. There are three small tips that will make your porcelain always look as new, with no cracks or dark spots .