The DRAGONFLY chopping board is designed, above all, to be lightweight and to fly around the kitchen(!). It is mid-size for general purpose use, measuring 360 x 250 x 20mm and weighs just 956g. It’s big enough for prepping large items such as cauliflower, lettuce or melon but small enough to be agile. This board is the best if you wish to scrape food from the board into a pan.
Note that From Jan 2019, we have increased the thickness of this board to 20mm from 15mm to improve solidity. We’ve also added a 5mm chamfer (in line with our other boards) to make it easier to pick up off the counter.
It uses EDGE-GRAIN construction, where strips of wood are bonded together along the length of the board. This construction gives more strength to a thin board, allowing the board to be thinner and lighter. The wood fibres are horizontal so the board is a little more likely to show chop marks than our end-grain ones. There is less work involved in constructing this board and this is reflected in its price.
The TOG Chopping Board Range:
About TOG Chopping Boards
TOG chopping boards are made by hand in Warwickshire, a handful at a time. They are constructed from solid American black walnut. The five stripes echoing the copper layers in the blades of our knives are made from British cherry. Both timbers are sourced from sustainably managed forests.
Chopping boards should be made of relatively soft material so that they don’t dull the edge of your knives. Glass and ceramic are harder than steel and so will blunt a knife on the first cut. Plastic is often seen as the most hygienic board material but in fact plastic boards get chewed up with use and this creates crevices that can harbour bacteria. Wood, on the other hand, is naturally antibacterial so is, in fact, more hygienic. We also prefer it because it’s a beautiful, natural, renewable material that means every board is unique.
All our boards have feet, firstly to give grip and secondly to ensure the board doesn’t sit in water (as this can cause warping). We advise feet for these reasons but they can be unscrewed.
As well as the laser-engraved creature icons we’ve burned the board’s production number into the front edge. We’ve done this as a celebration of these being low volume hand crafted pieces and to make them unique.