18X24 for my main board.
David (WildBoar's Kitchen)
Hey, now. I'm not giving up hope yet! I could still find a great 1400 sqft 2 bedroom with large renovated kitchen in morningside for, like, 1800/ month. Right? Right?
Yeah, in certain parts of brooklyn, bronx, or queens...upper west side pray hard!
i have a 13x18 board and a 15x20. i wouldn't mind larger, but the 15x20 is great, and it gives me plenty of room to board prep bowls, etc, around the board, on my island.
I like to use multiple mid-sized boards because they're easier to move around and clean. My wife isn't down with them acting like a piece of furniture. So, yeah....
I measured mine so that (1) the width would fit in the sink if I wanted to scrape stuff off into the disposal and do a quick rinse (2) I bought some fleximats to go on top of the board for some quick protein protection, so I made sure those mats would fit nicely and (3) I measured where I was storing my boards (in cabinets) to make sure it would fit. I am glad that I did all three.
"What happened to those other underpants you had?" -- Flight of the Conchords
I got a 16x22. I say get the biggest board your counter can possibly fit. Part of that probably has to do with me being at work...I never use a small cutting board at work because it's just easier to not worry about food falling off the edge.