I bought some plastic cutting sheets in a pack of two. One side is smooth, the other side has a rough texture. Which side of the sheet should I cut on?
The rough surface faces downward to prevent the board from slipping on smooth surfaces.
Are they very thin, hard but flexible sheets? Mine came with no particular instructions on which side to use, in fact all it said was that they were reversible - use either side or both.
Yes. I was wondering the same. I just visited a company's website and they described the "bottom" of their silicone cutting sheet as being textured (waffled) so as to provide a non-slip surface.
I might add that a smooth surface (cutting side) provides less of an environment for bacteria. (However, plastic is definitely not the best cutting surface as slicing itself creates a developing place for bacteria). A little bleach in the dish water is always wise. All in all, the convenience and flexibility for pouring makes these sheets popular and I use them daily.
Hope this helps.