So I received my cutting board today, I�m very pleased with it! I applied oil and will apply more later if warranted. I measured it and it matches the description as advertised. At 16 lbs. it is heavy, I wouldn�t recommend dropping it on your foot!
I did see a blemish on the edge, but as I will be using this I�m not concerned, it adds some character to it.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a cutting board.
I�m updating my review, I�ve had my cutting board for a few weeks and have oiled it and used the Boos cream. It�s turning out very well. I used it for the first time last week to prepare 2 Cornish hens.
It was great, and cleaned up fast. I did removed the rubber �feet� from the bottom so I could oil that side as well and be able to use it to cut, chop.
I�ve oiled it and have used the cream also.
This is a FANTASTIC cutting/work station board!!
The third photo is the �bottom � after I oiled and sealed it.
OH!!! when I apply the oil and cream, I use my hands, the heat created while rubbing them in helps the board to absorb them easier.
Heavy and sturdy. Love the color. Easy to clean and treat. Great purchase.
My Union Stock Yard Butcher Block arrived with minor shipping damage. I thought about returning it, but the item was out of stock. I'm happy I kept it, it's been a pleasure to use. It's a very thirsty board. I oiled it many times a day for a week before I dared use it.
The craftsmanship is wonderful. I have half a dozen other bamboo boards, and an overnight oiling seemed sufficient, in that all of those bamboo boards displayed refusal; that is: there was still a lot of oil left on top of them.
This end grain Acacia board, I have been oiling for three days now and it's just starting to display refusal. I will probably let it soak overnight one more time and call it good to go.
I'm on my seventh day, and I'm STILL oiling...it continues to absorb more slowly, and it COULD be running off the sides into the paper towels I have surrounding the board, but the surface was covered in oil at 10:00 last night. When I got up this morning, the top of the board was dry...I will probably quit fussing over it after today.
ALSO; I just put it through its first abusive use: I had a rack of baby back ribs on it last night, and I ran into five spots that I couldn't push the cleaver through. So I took my Osborne wooden mallet and beat the cleaver through.
I looked for the gouges in the board, but I didn't see any!
It must be true what they say about 'self healing'!
This board is heavy duty. I was looking at buying the John Boos version for years but this board is better quality at a better price! What's not to love about that?