This very thick and heavy butcher block looks great and sturdy; however, within three months of use there is a major crack. The glued pieces of wood have separated: now there is a one inch long by a quarter inch opening. The block is also slightly warped. Board was exposed to some water, but not a lot and it was regularly oiled. What a disappointment. The design would be better if there were some little "legs" on the block to raise it a bit from the counter.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? great
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. looked great until I started using it.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? poor
Although some reviews noted flaws with boards by this manufacturer I already had an 18x18x3 1/2 cutting board ordered through Overstocked.com which appeared to be fine. Therefore I felt comfortable ordering this 20 x 15 x 3 1/2 board from the same manufacturer. I was sent a chopping board that has glue filler showing in one spot. It may be small but glue it is. Two corners are not beveled smoothly. This is not a cheap item and customers should not be the ones providing quality control.
This was my first purchase from Overstock. This board is extremely heavy. Very well made and well finished. Top row of wood pieces is a fraction shorter, front to back, than the rest, which may account for the lower price. The cutting surface is not affected in any way, nor is the quality. The surface is completely level on both cutting surfaces, board is totally square at the corners. All I could add to this item would be finger slots at the sides, something I'll be adding with my friend's router! You will have to oil it with food-grade mineral oil. This is available in the laxative section of any pharmacy, oddly enough. No, the oil WILL NOT transfer to your food... I feel I got a tremendous bargain on this item, as I have researched comparable items and found the prices to be at least $$-$$ bucks higher. I am especially happy to see it was made in America, about 500 miles away from me! BUY THIS!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? VERY close
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very nice, well finished
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot on
I was a little worried that the board would be too big once i got it. I actually thought my husband would make fun of it. I could hardly lift it in the box it came in! But once i put it on the counter and started using it i loved it! It's great that it makes my work space 3 inches higher which, not that i am tall (5'5), it is just a more comfortable way to work. I have not really cut directly on it since i am not sure how easy it's going to be to clean. like i said, it's super heavy and it is quite big. I've gotten used to the size now and my husband did not make fun of it at all. his first words were "now that's a cutting board!" oh, and it looks way more expensive than it was. i would recommend this for sure.
I recently received this block from Overstock and unfortunately, I found a crack that had been filled in with hot glue. Thankfully, Overstock is shipping me a new one right away so overall, I'm not too disappointed with the outcome. i just hope the second block is pristine. Cheers.
The board was perfect. It was bought as a gift and was as great as expected. I also purchased the elixer for her to condition the wood. She loves it!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very close after oiling it
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Awesome
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot on
This beautiful block was a long-overdue replacement for an edge-grain block that was worn to pieces. Despite it's substantial size and weight, the block slides around on my counter. I solved the problem by putting a piece of that non-slip liner stuff underneath. I like that it's hefty enough that I can stand it on its side to dry after I wash it. As other commenters have noted, it drinks up a lot of oil. After a few weeks of use, I find it still needs another coat just about every day. I assume in time that won't be the case.
We've only been using this for about a week but so far so good. Other reviews mentioned the weight and it really is heavy, but my husband seems to like heavy things :-( The price was great for the size of the board. Hopefully it will wear well and last a long time!
this item came damaged two of the corners were chipped off and the board had deep gouges out of the wood where it had been dropped multiple times even the shrink wrap that was supposed to protect it was damaged they have said they will replace it if i return it i live in the uk the damage aside the board itself looks nice quality if it arrived undamaged i would recommend it as a butchers block its heave and large
The only reason I wouldn't recommend this board, it's quite large and better used in a commercial kitchen. The actual width and length is not that bad, it's the height at 3.5" and I would prefer something around 2 to 2.5". I had been looking for a quality cutting board for years, so this one seemed to fit from a quality standpoint. I debated wether to return it, but after leaving on the counter with the plastic wrap I found myself putting the old cutting board on top of it and it won me over and it now sits on the counter top nicely, using it every day!
End grain boards are supposed to have greater durability (ie., less splitting) than edge grain boards and are also supposed to be better for your knives. This butcher block is gorgeous. It is large, very heavy, and sturdy. It does not seem like it will crack (unlike my Boos board, which was babied but is splitting). I used mineral oil to condition the wood, though one could certainly use more expensive/branded oils to do so. Unfortunately, I think my block got dropped during shipment because one of the edges came damaged (completely dented on the short edge). However, this has not impacted functionality at all, and I am happily chopping away on it. It is an very good value and I would repurchase one in a heartbeat if mine mysteriously disappeared.
I'm blown away by both the product and the service I got from overstock. This product arrived in 5 days from the US to England, no issues with customs, no delays, no surprise charges. Tracking information was provided end to end, so i knew it was on its way and exactly when it would arrive. The product itself is exactly as described and amazing quality. I'll be using overstock again, no doubt.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality of this product is amazing. The chopping block is heavy and feels really solid, it's very well put together and feels like it will last a lifetime at least.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was perfect.
Man this is a great block!!! Big and heavy!! and I mean heavy!! First rate quality on the one I recieved, but let me tell you.. get a full bottle of butcher block oil / conditioner. This thing will soak it up for days ... both sides I am talking about.. I will be buying another one soon!!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great!!!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
The perfect cutting board. Large, stable and fast. The end grain maple provides a nice cutting platform. Great for cutting veggies, and general prep work. Be advised you need to condition the board, with food grade vegetable oil. It takes about two weeks of daily treatment for the board to become completely smooth, and wipe up easily after use.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description
I purchased this as a gift so I can't speak to durabilty. The board looks good, appears solidly assembled, and worked well in the week I observed. The only logistical problem with the board is a lack of a finger grip - it's 20+ pounds and can be a chore to muscle around. As another suggested, I believe this can be remedied with a router and some elbow grease.