Excellent size for the kitchen, not to overbearing or small, but make sure to have butcher block oil ready when you open it! It is recommended to seal it immediately after opening it. Mineral oil works as well and can be purchased at any pharmacy
I've noticed with this product that if you wipe it in one direction it's very smooth but if you happen to wipe it in the other direction it feels like it needs to be sanded. It makes it difficult to wipe with a paper towel. The rough way grabs the paper towel and leaves pieces of it on the board. The board is pretty and heavy but thats about all I can say positive about it.
This is a very nice chopping block. It provides a large working surface. Knives to not slip or dullen. I clean it with salt and lemon or a mild soap and warm water. I am sure to dry it completely and apply olive oil after cleaning. I leave it on the counter as it is heavy and looks nice.
Bought this board for cutting meats. It is thick and heavy, and looks beautiful after applying proper amount of mineral oil. However, after using it less than a year, several hairline cracks developed along the seams of the wood blocks. This board was always washed by hand and dried right away, but apparently the small blocks that make up this board reacts differently to the moisture in the air. So disappointed that either I have to figure out how to fix the hairline cracks, or get a new board.
The chopping board is beautiful. I've used it for a couple of weeks now and there's no warping, it's very easy to clean and it's very durable. I've been using it daily and I couldn't be happier.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Close. The wood is a little darker than shown, but that's on the top due to the mineral oil treatment, I believe.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It is solid and beautifully put together. The feet are excellent.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate. Nothing was amiss.
It's exactly as described, beautiful. The block is a bit wobbly. The only concern I have is that I have to keep putting oil after each wash (like after cutting meat). It seems to require oil every other day. Maybe that's normal. This is my first nice cutting board.
I bought this cutting board for my grandson who is learning to love to cook. He wanted something sturdy and with feet. This board is contemporary. In my search I saw no other like this one. It is well made,sleek,and sturdy. Perfect to stay out on the counter because it is so good looking.