If you are into hosting you’ve likely witnessed the trend of using real wood boards to serve food. From charcuterie boards to general serving trays, wood is everywhere. While wood is a beautiful natural element to include in your home décor, there are better options for serving.

From the higher cost to purchase wood serving materials to sobering sanitary concerns every foodie should be aware of, read on to learn why wood isn’t the best choice and why you should consider using stunning glass servers!

Why Consider Glass over Wood?

Bacteria and Sanitary Concerns

Wood is naturally porous due to the grain on its surface. These pores create small tunnels for bacteria to move from the surface down and deep into the grain of wooden serving boards. This is obviously problematic as cleanliness is essential in the kitchen and even more so when you are inviting others into your home!

Beyond pores, the bacteria can still hide in the small divots caused by knife cuts over time. These tight spaces are just as difficult to clean as the porous wood grain, which serves to compound the ability for bacteria to thrive. A better option, and one that isn’t exactly new – is to use glass!

Glass platters and serveware are excellent and in stark contrast to wood, extremely easy to clean. After your meal is complete you are able to wash the serving plate or pop it in the dishwasher, no special precautions need to be taken as is with wood.

Cost Factors

Due to it being a raw material and having to be grown, it is difficult to mass produce on a large scale. This creates a classic case of supply and demand. The cost of wooden pieces is generally higher than that of glass for this reason. By contrast, glass offers a beautiful and simple elegance that allows your food to take center stage.

Expect to Replace Wood More Often

When considering the most-used materials located in the kitchen including stainless steel, porcelain, aluminum and plastic, wood has the shortest service life of them all. Over time, it will warp and dull due to exposure to water from dishwasher or hand-washing, requiring you to replace these pieces at a much higher rate and more often.

Glass proudly will stand the test of time! Many people even have their great-grandparents serveware from decades ago! Glass is an ideal option for this reason, as it transcends time and trends and is reliable every year! It is the ideal meeting of function and form.

Start Building Your Collection

Graphics Chargers 12.25" - Box of 6

As mentioned, since glass is great to use year after year, it makes for a quality investment. Consider adding beautiful serving pieces to your repertoire and you’ll be excitedly waiting for the next reason to pull them out!

Add an elegant touch to your dinner table with stunning glass chargers! These will easily compliment any theme that strikes your fancy over the year and offer understated simple beauty.

Gallerie 4-in-1 Server - Box of 1

My Décor Center’s 4-in-1 server by Gallerie is more than a pretty way to display your finest treats, it can transform to suit several food items! From a domed cake tray to a pretty punch bowl, you can save space and show off your best recipes in style. Consider this unique item as a gift. Bring your favorite dish to a potluck in this pretty glassware and leave it as a gift.

Gallerie 4-in-1 Server - Box of 1

A salad serving bowl is another great piece to have in your serving arsenal. Glass is ideal as it allows you to show off the ingredients and the pretty colors coming together within the bowl!  As is the case with the other pieces, glass allows you to flawlessly coordinate with other pieces you have in your collection!

Thermic Happy Days Ice Cream Bowl 12.25 oz - Box of 2

Small glass pieces like this ice cream bowl are another great addition. They add a special touch when celebrating a birthday and work well to old olives and nuts for appetizers. Consider an ice cream party for your next gathering and show off these unique finds.

A salad serving bowl is another great piece to have in your serving arsenal. Glass is ideal as it allows you to show off the ingredients and the pretty colors coming together within the bowl!  As is the case with the other pieces, glass allows you to flawlessly coordinate with other pieces you have in your collection!

Michelangelo Masterpiece Serving Bowl 10.75 - Box of 1

Now you know the problems you will likely face when purchasing wood for serving purposes. From sanitary issues to longevity, wood might be pretty, but glass comes out on top. There are many fun ways to add simple glass touches to your table this year, and My Décor Center gives you many exciting options to get your creative décor juices flowing.

My Décor Center offers free shipping – always, with no minimum purchase. Have a look at our other blogs for more ideas for how to make your house a home and incorporate modern décor in your living space!

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