Cutting Board Woes

A surefire way of sanitizing your kitchen cutting board is to add chlorine to the rinsing water every once in a while; sadly who’s got the time for it! We basically soap it thoroughly and rinse it off hoping that the bacteria are washed away and are not having a picnic out there! About 76 million cases of food-borne illness, most of which are caused by bacteria inhabiting uncooked food or contaminated cooking surfaces, are reported every year. Hopefully the UV enabled Alkeo will not let us become another statistic.

Although many consider plastic boards to be safer bet, the truth is that maintaining a hygienic cutting board is difficult. Alkeo is a kitchen-top device that uses a medical-grade germicidal UV lamp to destroy bacteria and viruses on the sturdy polycarbonate cutting board that accompanies it. Basically, after you’re done with your chopping, you simply push the board through the slot on top of Alkeo and let the UV do its destructive action. Although this device may give you the satisfaction of a sterilized cutting board, it may be wise to follow the adage “When in doubt, throw it out”; when considering discarding an old board.

Designer: Joe Brussel