I bought this board several years ago and made the mistake of allowing my family to put it in the dishwasher. All that remains now is the middle of the board. It is now bowed and does not lay flat on the counter top for cutting. This was a USER error not a product error. It is still usable although we usually select another board for cutting items now. If you do buy this, condition it with some teak oil, or other comparable oil and hand wash. It is not as thick as I would like, but it was functional while it lasted.
The block is heavy and substantial. The color is beautiful, too. I used a butcher block oil as soon as I unwrapped it. The wood absorbed the oil quickly, and I coated both sides, let it set for 15 minutes and wiped any excess. I hope this will work well in our rental unit to discourage people from cutting on the hardwood counter tops.
Am really liking my new cutting board. Sits by my stove top. Larger than at first I thought I would like but it fits the space and has a good strong professional feel.
My UPS deliverer left box on my front porch table and I wondered why until I lifted the board and brought it into the house ( he did me a favor by not putting it on the ground). I would say this is a stay put board due to it's weight, it is a HEAVY cutting board and is more beautiful then the photo. Please note, the color depicted in photo is what board looks like after you oil (preparing/maintaining) it. I have shun knives and I wanted a new board that would help keep my knives sharp. Before your board arrives, purchase mineral oil and save money on specialty oils. I use cheap white bar towels for cleaning my boards because they are soft and easy to clean after use. I purchased another cutting board with groves which is reversible and MUCH lighter. Both boards come from "Catskill Craftsman, Inc." and Overstocks prices were good at the time I purchased. Both boards are now selling for more. Top quality boards start at $$$. I have no complaints thus far. The company doesn't tell you the item is on it's way...it just shows up.
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