History of cutting board development

If one has to inquire what is indispensable in the kitchen, then the cutting board undoubtedly ranks first. The cutting board is used for cutting vegetables and conveniently placing basic kitchen utensils. It is mostly made of wood, plastic or steel and comes in various shapes such as rectangular, square and round. From ancient times to the present, regardless of poverty or wealth, it has always been closely intertwined with our lives.


Ancestors in the Neolithic period invented a simplistic grinder for processing ingredients, which served as the precursor of the cutting board. It is divided into a grinding disc and a grinding rod. The grinding disc is a thick oval with a base, and the grinding rod is cylindrical. The stone grinder not only resembles the cutting board but also shares the same usage method. Users grind and crush food on the mill, and sometimes lift the mill rod to hammer, subsequently creating edible food.


Into the feudal society, the cutting board also evolved from large and small stones to primitive chopping blocks, and then gradually evolved into a simple wooden cutting board. Materials are constantly changing, and the level of appearance is getting higher and higher, which can be attributed to the broad masses of working people. The first to replace the stone millstone, is the thick shape of the wooden pier. It is directly made of logs crosscut, the shape is like the root of the tree, the temperament is primitive and rough, the most suitable for large knives to cut meat and chop bones.微信截图_20240709152543

As the level of production technology improved, the cutting board required for traditional kitchens also evolved. After entering the 1980s, everything familiar to the elders became unfamiliar. In addition to the original crude pier and wooden cutting board, the types of cutting boards continued to increase, the materials continued to enrich, and the form and function gradually diversified.

Nowadays, with the development of material technology, there are cutting boards made of bamboo, resin, stainless steel, glass, rice husk, wood fiber, synthetic rubber and other materials.


Post time: Jul-09-2024