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Comparison of Wooden and Polytop Butcher Blocks

Mar 25th 2015 at 12:27 AM



A butcher needs knives and a platform for chopping pieces of meat and chicken. Meat is placed on the platform and it is cut in pieces of different shapes, sizes and weight. Whether slicing or cutting, a platform is needed for cutting meat pieces.

What is the Meat Cutting Platform?

It could be made of hardwood kiln dried to reduce its moisture content. Wood is better suited for making meat cutting board for two reasons. First is its ability to soak moisture and second reason is its ability to hold slippery meat. Wood can stick the meat at one place and in this way help the butcher cut the meat into pieces.

How is this Platform Made?

Wood is sourced from jungle. Maple wood is used for making meat cutting platform. It is hardwood stronger than other varieties of wood. Cut from trees and kiln dried in manufacturing units, the platform is treated according to the needs of the users. Manufacturers consider the moisture content in the atmosphere where the platform is to be used before preparing the platform.

What is the Design of the Platform?

It comes in an aluminum frame. The wood platform is fixed on the frame with bolts. It comes in different sizes to suit individual needs. Height can be adjusted and the platform can be turned upside down according to needs. When the one side becomes too dirty to clean, it can be turned to keep it working.

More Varieties of Meat Platforms

In addition to wood, plastic is also used for making commercial butcher blocks. Advantage of plastic is that it is easy to clean and maintain. Polytop platforms are lighter than wood but stronger than latter. Polytop boards have moisture content as plastic don’t soak moisture. But there is a disadvantage of plastic board and that is its slippery nature.

How to Choose a Meat Platform?

Consider your needs before choosing a platform. For instance, if you are buying a platform for a supermarket where there is more moisture content than in a shop then you should approach a manufacturer that can treat a wooden platform for your needs.

Which Platform to Choose?

A butcher is free to choose his platform. For instance, you can choose a wooden platform or a polytop platform according to your needs and budget. But most commercial butcher blocks are made of wood. Wood makes a better board than plastic.



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