Glass cutting boards are versatile kitchen tools. Usually made from scratch-resistant, break-resistant, tempered glass, this type of cutting board is known to resist food stains and odors. They are also very easy to clean and prevent food contamination.
Apart from being used as a surface to slice a variety of food items such as fruits and cheeses, glass cutting boards also make attractive serving platters. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, either plain or laminated with attractive designs under the glass. Personalized glass cutting boards are also available and make popular gift items.
Being made from glass, this type of cutting board must be handled with the utmost care during shipping. To guide you on how to properly pack and ship a glass cutting board, here are some tips to prevent the item from arriving in a pile of shattered mess.
Prepare the glass cutting board for packing by sticking tape across the surface of the glass like an X. This will keep the pieces in place in case the board cracks or breaks during transit. Use masking tape as it can be easily removed and will not leave adhesive residue on the glass surface. Cut to size two pieces of thick cardboard and use them to sandwich the glass board. Tape the sides of the cardboard together.
Generously wrap the cutting board in tissue paper and then bubble wrap. Make sure that corners and edges are well padded as these parts are prone to damage. Secure the wrap in place with tape.
Get a sturdy cardboard box that can snugly accommodate the wrapped glass cutting board. Boxes used to ship framed items will work well. Place the Styrofoam pad on the bottom of the box and insert the wrapped board in. Fill any remaining spaces inside the box with more foam pads or bubble wrap to prevent the glass from cutting board from moving.
Close the box and seal with tape. Make sure to reinforce both ends of the box with packaging to prevent them from bursting open during transit.
Attach addresses and labels such as “Fragile” and “Handle With Care.” Take the package to your shipping company or local post office.