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.