Whether you're a professional chef or a home cook, this reversible wood cutting board will make a handy addition to your kitchen. Made of end-grain domestic hardwood, this cutting board is durable, spacious and designed not to dull your knives....more
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 will agree with other reviewers that this board is probably larger than you would expect. It is definitely TALLER than I expected. If I have anything negative to say, it would be that once the board is setting at counter height, it may be a little high for shorter cooks. At counter height (my counters are at 36"), the top of the board is almost 40" from the floor. I was worried that the board might slide around while being used, but it is so heavy, that isn't an issue. You will need to oil it, so go ahead and purchase the oil if you don't have any. Overall, this is a high-quality, substantial cutting board.
I really love it, but no exaggeration from the other reviewers regarding the weight and size. It was larger and heavier than I expected -- by a lot. I do keep it out on the counter, though. It looks nice and is convenient to always have something readily available to cut on.
Whenever I buy a product I fully read all the reviews and look for the best price. Well overstock has done it again. I have never been disappointed. I looked for hours for just the right block and I am so pleased with this one. It weighs 25 pounds and I know it will be something that will live on in our family for many generations. I have never purchased one prior to this one so I decided to buy the best. The reviews made me decide on this block. thanks overstock and thanks for all those customers who accurately described this block. It is a Catskill brand and I just love the solid feel of this product. You will not regret buying this product as it is superior.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. superior
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
This cutting board is exactly what I always wanted! It is absolutely beautiful! I Bought some cutting board oil and also some board cream with bees wax which really brought out the color & shine. i have used it several times , and after cleaning it and adding more oil you can't even tell. It really soaks up a lot of oil at first. Everyone who has seen it on my counter remarks about how beautiful it is. It is very heavy, so it will stay on the counter. I was so impressed with it that I just ordered one as a wedding present for my niece.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly the same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
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