This is the second of these cutting boards I have bought. The first was for myself and I was so impressed that it was a natural birthday gift for my brother. This item is like a piece of furniture. It is heavy and large. Don't plan on storing it in an out of the way location because some people might hurt their backs trying to lift it from a low location. It does require some care, mineral oil will initially be soaked into the wood in large quantities, but the feeling of substantial firmness you get while chopping vegetables will make it all worth wild. Those that have grown up using plastic cutting boards that wanted to move around on the counter will get a new experience. Best of all, everyone that comes into your kitchen will at the very least, rub their hands along the grain and admire this thing, most will be forced to ask where you found it and tell you how beautiful it is. If your are serious in the kitchen or just trying to look like you are serious, buy this, you will not be disappointed.
As you'll hear from the other reviewers of this product, this is the end all of cutting boards. I can almost guarantee that this cutting board is larger than you expect, even if you read the dimensions and picture it in your head it's still going to seem huge when you first open it up. The board is 18x18x3 and must weight around 30 lbs. Not the kind of cutting board you want to have to pull out of the cupboard all the time and put back, but the finger grooves and manageable weight definitely make it possible if that's what you want to do. The board is designed beautifully and comes pre-oiled and plastic wrapped. Like someone else said in their review, this can definitely become a family heirloom...if you take care of it correctly. Do yourself a favor and get some food grade mineral oil and read up on how to properly clean and maintain a cutting board, and this board will probably outlive you.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very high quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I love the look of this board and it is very heavy. It arrived extremely dry and needed almost 8oz of board oil. It still drys out quickly but hopefully this will get better as it gets more seasoned. One thing that I did not like is that the board is not really smooth. I guess where the different grains runs it is a little rough. But it all in all it is a great addition to my kitchen. Great price for a nice board.
This is an excellent wood block cutting board. Very heavy and very well made. I have used it daily to cup up fruit and veggies for my smoothies. When I first received it, I treated it all over with Proteak natural cutting board wax seasoning stick before I used it. After each use, I am wiping down the cutting board. I am very satisfied.
This cutting board weighs a ton because it is very, very well-made. The large size allows prep of all the fruits and vegetables I need for whatever I'm making. I do not recommend it for meats or fish but this is due to health and sanitary concerns that apply to all wooden boards, not due to any deficiency in this product. It's great and made in the USA.
I'll have to put it in my will -- it will last for generations! Does not slip around on my granite countertops. Cannot say enough good things about this board. I've had it over two years, still looks new -- can be used on both sides. Follow use and care directions...
yes it weighs almost a ton and if you drop it on your finger you will be swearing out loud. But it is sturdy and extremely easy to wipe down as needed. Treat it well by oiling it once a month and this will probably be the last cutting board you ever buy assuming you don't drop it on your finger and burn it out of anger...