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
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.
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.
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.
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
I have one of these and it stated to oil it. Where do you get this oil from? I can not fine it.lindab1007 on Oct 29, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I got it at Home Depot the brand I bought was Howard It's called Butcher Block Conditioner. It's food grade mineral oil and natural waxes. It has a black top and the wax is like a light yellow or tannish color.easygoing302 on Nov 3, 2013
Hello cheflpierce, this is a manufacturer item, Overstock.com stands behind every product we sell. When necessary we can contact suppliers if a product issue arises. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 6, 2013
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