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Is there any risk damaging my nice large Boos cutting board to make fresh pasta on? Each recipe/video/tutorial I see on fresh pasta just says "work surface", but does not mention how to properly clean it afterwards.

I have an oversize plastic board as well, would that work? Would an alternative be to make it directly on my granite countertop? I love pasta, but don't want to damage anything of value in my kitchen making it.

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You can generally make pasta on any surface. I have seen it on:

  • Marble
  • Stainless
  • Wood

The key issue is having the surface well floured, so that the pasta doesn't stick.

You certainly would not harm a quality wooden cutting board by making pasta, although if your recipe contains raw egg, you will want to wash it well and sanitize it afterwards.

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