Looking for the best cutting board to compliment your grills and smokers? With the myriad of cutting boards available for sale, it can be difficult to determine what product would be the best cutting board for meat.

Some features to look out for would include a large surface area that is sanitary and easy to clean, as well as a sturdy board that is safe and easy to use. Here is our list of what we at Smokey Steak Ranch consider to be the 10 best cutting boards for meat.

Our Top Recommended Cutting Board for Meat

OXO Board

OXO Good Grips Cutting and Carving Board
  • Our Rating
  • Polypropylene plastic with gutter around edge to catch juice

    Comfortable handles, scratch resistant, larger surface area, non-slip grips

THIRTEEN CHEFS Board



Commercial Plastic Cutting Board, NSF, 18 x 12 x 0.5 Inches, Red
  • Our Rating
  • HDPE commercial grade plastic board, BPA free

    Textured surface to avoid slipping, will not dull or chip knives, color coordinated, large surface area

Gorilla Grip Board

Gorilla Grip Original Oversized Cutting Board, 3 Piece, BPA Free, Dishwasher Safe, Juice Grooves, Larger Thicker Boards, Easy Grip Handle, Non Porous, Extra Large, Kitchen, Set of 3, Black
  • Our Rating
  • Professional grade plastic, BPA free

    Slip resistant handles, 3 sizes, comes with 10 year guarantee

  • First, let’s start with our top three recommended cutting boards for meat: the Oxo Good Grips Board, the Thirteen Chefs Commercial Board, and the Gorilla Grip Oversized Board.
  • First up we have the Oxo Good Grips Board, a polypropylene plastic cutting board that features a large surface area containing a scratch resistant surface and a gutter edge along with a non-slip grip and comfortable handles.
  • Our second top recommendation, the Thirteen Chefs Commercial board, is made of HDPE commercial grade material that is BPA free. It has a color-coded large surface area which is textured to avoid slipping as well as preventing the dulling of knives.
  • The final top recommendation, the Gorilla Grip Oversized Board, is made of professional grade plastic that is also BPA free for each of its three different sized boards; which are also slip resistant and come with a ten year guarantee.

10 Top Rated Cutting Boards for Meat on the Market:

1. OXO GOOD GRIPS CUTTING AND CARVING BOARD

OXO Good Grips Cutting and Carving Board

 

Features
  • Handles are soft and tapered allowing simple and comfortable handling of the cutting board
  • Dual sided board that has the ability reduce the possibility of cross  contamination
  • One side has a smoothly rounded gutter around the edge to catch all liquids
  • Constructed of polypropylene that is durable while still being odor resistant  and non-porous
  • Built to resist deep scratches while maintaining the sharpness of your knives
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Item Weight: 3.2 pounds

 

Pros / Cons
  • The large surface area allows you to prep large meals with ease and with little clean up
  • Consumers consider this cutting board to be extremely durable and approve how well it holds up to even the most abusive cutting and chopping
  • Includes a rubber border enables the cutting board to avoid slipping and  sliding on any smooth surface
  • Some consumers have noticed that use with ceramic knives could cause damage to the knives
  • This cutting board has been known to warp after repeatedly washed in the dishwasher over prolonged periods of time

Overall Smoke Steak Ranch Review

The OXO good grips cutting and carving board is the best plastic cutting board for meat. It has a large surface area that will hold several different types of meat.

One side of the board has a grooved edge that will catch juices from the proteins as you cut, preventing them from dripping onto your countertop and allowing for extremely easy clean up.

2. THIRTEEN CHEFS COMMERCIAL PLASTIC CUTTING BOARD

 

Commercial Plastic Cutting Board, NSF, 18 x 12 x 0.5 Inches, Red

 

Features
  • This board commercial grade and NSF certified for restaurants
  • Constructed of BPA free high density polypropylene providing superior durable as compared to standard poly cutting boards
  • Safe to place into the dishwasher, this board will not warp in the high heat
  • It has an textured surface that helps to prevent slipping and sliding while in use
  • Built to keep your knives from getting dull and chipped
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 12 x 0.5 inches
  • Item Weight: 3 pounds

 

Pros / Cons
  • Consumers are loving the thickness and durability of this cutting board
  • This board comes in many different colors, allowing you to coordinate with the food that you are cutting
  • The large size of this cutting board allows for a better work space when working with larger cuts of meat
  • This item is rather large and my not fit in all standard household dishwashers
  •  The large footprint of this item may also hinder use in smaller kitchen areas

Overall Smoke Steak Ranch Review

The best steak cutting board, this commercial plastic cutting board from Thirteen Chefs allows you to cut large pieces of meat without having to rearrange or move around you cuts to complete your task. It is made of extremely durable plastic that will prevent warping and last for years to come.

3. GORILLA GRIP ORIGINAL OVERSIDE CUTTING BOARD

Gorilla Grip Original Oversized Cutting Board, 3 Piece, BPA Free, Dishwasher Safe, Juice Grooves, Larger Thicker Boards, Easy Grip Handle, Non Porous, Extra Large, Kitchen, Set of 3, Black

 

Features
  • Built with rubber handles that provide resistance to slipping on the countertop while in use
  • Constructed with professional grade plastic for extreme durability
  • Purchase comes with three different sized boards, allowing you to have the perfect board for each task
  • Designed with grooves to catch the juice of your meat and keep your surfaces clean
  • Non-porous plastic that is BPA free and dishwasher safe
  • Product Dimensions: Large 16 x 11.2 x 0.33 inches, medium 13.8 x 9.6 x 0.33 inches, small 11.8 x 8 x 0.33 inches
  • Item Weight: 4.14 pounds (total of all 3)

 

Pros / Cons
  • Purchase comes with a 10 year guarantee with the ability to return within that time for any reason
  • Consumers love how they get 3 different size boards with this purchase, and consider it a real bargain
  • These boards are durable yet very lightweight and easy to store
  • The trough to catch the meat juice is shallow and may not divert all mess
  • The actual cutting area of each is reduced due to the trough around each board

Overall Smoke Steak Ranch Review

This Gorilla Grip original oversized board are some of the best kitchen cutting boards that you can buy. You get three different sizes with your purchase, allowing you to find the perfect fit no matter what meats you need to cook.

Dishwasher safe with non slip grips on the ends, these boards will serve you well for a very long time.

4. SEVILLE CLASSICS BAMBOO CUTTING BOARD

Seville Classics Easy-to-Clean Bamboo Cutting Board and 7 Color-Coded Flexible Cutting Mats with Food Icons Set

 

Features
  • Wooden cutting board that includes 7 color-coded board mats to make for easy clean up and prevention of cross contamination of foods
  • Highly durable bamboo construction at the base helps ease the impact on your knives
  • Mats are BPA free, dishwasher safe and are securely stored inside the wooden base
  • Wooden base contains silicone feet at each corner that prevent the board from slipping around on your counter top
  • Base also features a small dip around the edge to prevent spillage of juices from produce and meat products
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 13.4 x 1.2 inches (bamboo base), mats measure 15″ x 12″ x .03″ thick each
  • Item Weight: 5.8 pounds

 

Pros / Cons
  • Manufacturer’s 1-year limited warranty included with purchase
  • Consumers are very happy with how well the interchangeable mats adhere securely to the bamboo base without slipping
  • Base made of sustainable and extremely durable bamboo wood
  • Bamboo base requires hand washing and oil application for optimal life span
  • Some buyers complained that the mats got cut up pretty easily

Overall Smoke Steak Ranch Review

The Seville Classics bamboo cutting board is a good cutting board for meat. The interchangeable mats allow you to cut and chop several different items without having to constantly wash the board in between.

They are neatly and conveniently stored inside the base, and are color coded to keep you organized even through your most ambitious meal preparations.

5. EXTRA LARGE WALNUT WOOD CUTTING BOARD BY VIRGINIA BOYS KITCHEN

 

 

Extra Large Walnut Wood Cutting Board by Virginia Boys Kitchens - 18x24 American Hardwood Chopping and Carving Countertop Block with Juice Drip Groove

 

 

Features
  • Designed with juice drip groove to capture and juices from your produce and meat items to keep your countertops clean and free from germs
  • Very attractive rich, dark brown hue that is sure to compliment any kitchen
  • Porous surface enables you to cut and chop to your heart’s content without inflicting any damage on your knives
  • Pre-seasoned with coconut oil so that you can use immediately upon receipt
  • A thick, sturdy reversible wood block that is durable enough to last
  • Constructed from wood that was sourced responsibly and without any chemicals or toxins
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 18 x 1 inches
  • Item Weight: 8.82 pounds

 

Pros / Cons
  • Product is backed by a 100% money back guarantee
  • Consumers are surprised and pleased by how easy this wooden board is able to be maintained
  • Extra large surface area will enable you to cut any size or type of meat you desire
  • Some buyers have noticed that the juice grooves are not entirely sanded
  • Others have complained that the groove is not deep enough and you will still encounter overflow/spillage

Overall Smoke Steak Ranch Review

A great wood cutting board for meat the walnut wood board by Virginia Boys Kitchens is extra large in size and extremely durable, enabling you to be able to cut just about any cut of meat you can think of.

A cutting board that looks great and was sourced responsibly and packaged in post-consumer materials.

6. MIDORI WAY SMALL BAMBOO WOOD CUTTING BOARD

Small Bamboo Wood Cutting Board With Juice Grooves Best For Chopping Bread, Meat, and Cheese. Small (12 X 9) You Will Love How This Midori Way Decorative Buffet Tray Looks On Your Kitchen Counter.

 

Features
  • Constructed of sustainable bamboo making this board easy to use and clean while providing extreme durability
  • It is 100% natural, free from formaldehyde or any dyes
  • Designed with juice grooves to collect any liquid and keep your counter tops free from mess
  • Completely organic board made from bamboo that has not been treated with any pesticides
  • Versatile design allows you to use either side for you cutting needs
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Item Weight: 1.43 pounds

 

Pros / Cons
  • Manufacturer offers a 60 day money back guarantee
  • Consumers adore that this board is lightweight and can be moved and carried with just one hand
  • The juice groove is quite deep and catches almost all liquids running off the board
  • This board does slide around the counter top surface while in use
  • Some consumers have reported that the wood will splinter very easily if not cared for properly

Overall Smoke Steak Ranch Review

Midori Way’s small bamboo wood cutting board is the healthiest cutting board on our list. It is made from sustainable wood that was not treated with any pesticides or harsh chemicals while being grown.

Made by a company that truly cares what exactly is touching your food, this board was not treated with any toxins or dyes when being manufactured. A great way to love cutting meat while loving the planet at the same time.

7. BANBUSI NATURAL BAMBOO CUTTING BOARD SET

 

Bambusi Natural Bamboo Cutting Board Set - 4 Piece Kitchen Chopping Boards with Juice Groove for Meat, Cheese and Vegetables - Wooden Carving Serving Tray

 

Features
  • Purchase is a set that includes 4 different size cutting boards
  • Constructed of eco-friendly and highly sustainable bamboo
  • These boards are scratch resistant providing a beautiful presentation withevery use
  • Non-slip design enables you to cut and chop without fear that the board will slip out of place in the process
  • The quality of your knives will remain intact, as this board will not dull or chip your knife collection
  • Design includes deep juice boards that collect any liquids from your cuts
  • Durably but lightweight enough to provide easy handling
  • Product Dimensions: 17.75 x 13 x 0.78 inches (largest board), 13 x 9.5 x 0.5 inches (2nd largest board), 11 x 8.7 x 0.5 inches (3rd largest board), 8.25 x 6.3 x 0.5 inches (smallest board)
  • Item Weight: 5 pounds (total combined)

 

Pros / Cons
  • Consumers are very happy with the varying sizes that this set provides
  • These boards are thick enough to be durable without being too heavy to handle
  • Buyers are complimenting the exemplary craftmanship that is obvious with these items
  • These boards are not dishwasher safe and will need consistent seasoning after cleaning
  • This product will splinter and warp if not dried properly after washed in warm water

Overall Smoke Steak Ranch Review

The Bambusi natural bamboo cutting board set provides 4 quality cutting boards with your purchase. These varying sized boards are easy to store and allow you to find the perfect cutting board for each ingredient that needs to be chopped, minced or sliced.

8. JOHN BOOS R01 MAPLE WOOD EDGE GRAIN REVERSIBLE CUTTING BOARD

John Boos R01 Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board, 18 Inches x 12 Inches x 1.5 Inches

 

Features
  • Board is constructed from maple wood that was sustainably sourced
  • Each side of this cutting board features a flat design that allows you to cut on both sides
  • Features integrated handgrips on both ends that enable easy maneuverability
  • Commercial grade butcher block-like design for the home kitchen
  • Thick and sturdy wood block that will hold up to any chopping, dicing or slicing
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 12 x 1.5 inches
  • Item Weight: 4 pounds

 

Pros / Cons
  • Purchase comes with a 1 year manufacturer warranty
  • Consumers are quite pleased with the ample work space that this board provides
  • Created by socially responsible company that recycles all sawdust and lumber waste created during harvest and board construction
  • Several consumers have complained that any exposure to water can heavily damage this board
  • Others had complained of gaps appearing between the glued pieces of maple, even with minimal use

Overall Smoke Steak Ranch Review

The John Boos wood edge grain consist of maple cutting board material, which is considered one of the best woods to be used for food preparation.

9. EPICUREAN NUTMEG KITCHEN SERIES CUTTING BOARD

 

Epicurean 001-151103 Kitchen Series Cutting Board, 14.5-Inch × 11.25-Inch, Nutmeg

 

Features
  • Constructed of paper composite that is knife friendly, non-porous and extremely durable
  • Its thin design allows for it be very lightweight and quite easy to use and store
  • Reversible, enabling you to use either side to cut produce or meat
  • Built-in thumb hole provides an easy grip for when you are storing or using it to serve your guests
  • This cutting board’s material is dishwasher safe, making clean up a breeze
  • The integrity of your knives will remain intact when cutting on this board’s surface
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 15 x 0.2 inches
  • Item Weight: 1.54 pounds

 

Pros / Cons
  • Product comes with a manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty
  • The grooves created from your knife are very shallow and enable better cleaning of this product
  • Heat resistant allowing you to cut meat right from the oven or to use as a trivet to server hot dishes on
  • This board will easily warp if left wet for an extended period of time
  • The surface of this board is extremely hard and will create a louder sound when chopping or slicing

Overall Smoke Steak Ranch Review

The Epicurean nutmeg kitchen series cutting board is durable and lightweight. This product is heat resistant and dishwasher safe. It is also easy to store, making it an ideal home chef cutting board.

10. NEOFLAM 14 INCH PLASTIC CUTTING BOARD

 

 

Neoflam 14" Plastic Cutting Board in White and Red with Built-in Knife Sharpener - BPA Free, Non Slip, Dishwasher Safe, Microban Antimicrobial Protection

 

Features
  • Constructed with a polypropylene surface that is durable as well as odor and stain resistant
  • Non-porous working area that is BPA-free and will not harm or dull your knives
  • Dishwasher safe, allowing for easy clean up
  • Reversible design enables you to use on both sides to cut a variety of items
  • One side is flat and the other side contains a juice groove and nonslip edges for a safe work space
  • Treated with a Microban Antimicrobial Protection which prevents the spread of harmful microbes through your kitchen
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 10 x 0.5 inches
  • Item Weight: 1.8 pounds

 

Pros / Cons
  • Durable boards that withstand heavy kitchen use and dishwater water temperatures
  • Buyers are very complimentary of how well the non slip sides keep the board stationary while in use
  • This board has a large surface area to be able to cut several items at one time
  • Some consumers comments that they would like to see each side labeled for produce and meat
  • Others doubted this board’s capability to chop up whole chickens and other such scenarios

Overall Smoke Steak Ranch Review

This Neoflam plastic cutting board is a great compliment to any kitchen. It is well designed, constructed to be durable, and is very practical according to the cutting board reviews.

Dishwasher safe and double sided, there are very few tasks that you will not be able to complete with this cutting board.

best cutting boards for meat

CONCLUSION

After our analysis, we at Smokey Steak Ranch believe that the best cutting board for meat is the Oxo good grips cutting and carving board. The non-porous construction created durability while the large work surface and soft, tapered handles provide comfort in handling for various kitchen tasks.

If this board is not suited for your specific needs, then we recommend Thirteen Chefs plastic cutting board. This board is commercial grade and color coded to provide an easy to distinguish the correct cutting board for the appropriate food item.

If you have any questions on these, or any cutting boards for meat, feel free to contact us by visiting https://smokeysteakranch.com/