This board is my everyday cutting board. Reversible board (birch) does have a rougher surface then the super slab, however, thus far it does not seem to impede the quality. I never expected the quality of the two boards I purchased. Site does not specify manufacturer, "Catskill Craftsmen, Inc", so I had no way of knowing both boards came from same place until I opened the boxes. I also purchased the 25 lb super slab end grain 20"x20". I use shun knives and must use quality end grain wood when cutting or chopping. Hard to believe after being aggressive chopping garlic and slicing foods there was not a mark on either board! Purchased mineral oil (as per co.'s instructions) and prepared boards. Not a big deal at all preping/seasoning boards upon arrival. Easy cleaning with cloth and oiling as part of maintenance. Order board and go buy mineral oil while you await your board's arrival. Order arrived without any tracking/shipping notice. (SURPRISE, WE ARE HERE!!)
This quality of this product is amazing, it s so heavy it became a fixture in my kitchen. Although with the finger groves, if you wanted to store it you could. But the product is so beautiful that you want to display it in your kitchen for all to see. I have a very expensive set of German knives and this is the perfect mate for those knives. I think every cook should have one in the their kitchen. In fact, I think I going to order another one for my outside BBQ area. You will not go wrong with this purchase. I've seen this exact block at speciality kitchen stores for more than double what I paid at O.com. Good luck and happy slicing, dicing and chopping.
I have been wanting one of these for a while and was thrilled to find it on overstock. The price was much great, especially when you consider the shipping cost. The counter top butcher block is exactly as I expected. We are enjoying it now and look forward to many years of using it. Note of importance, make sure you oil the product prior to use. I used mineral oil and it worked great. Thank you Overstock for this excellent product!!!
I can't address durability as the block is a month old. The appearance is without flaw, the corners smooth and nicely rounded and the block is fully 2" thick and correctly measured in all aspects. You'll want to minimize exposure to water and treat the block with mineral oil between uses. The label says "Catskill" on it. Of the blocks I evaluated, this was clearly the most substantial and best value for the buck.
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