Exactly as pictured and expected.
I ordered this cutting board in October of 2019, and it is now March 2020. This remains my favorite cutting board!
I remember I did an absurd amount of research on cutting boards before purchasing this one. I wanted a cutting board with very specific dimensions - large cutting boards discourage me from using them (because of the cleanup), while boards that are too small become impractical if you're cutting anything of decent quantity.
We have a plastic cutting board that was the perfect size for what I like, but I wanted a wood substitute, due to how I read plastics can harbor more bacteria and that wood is actually the most hygienic (which surprised me!).
After searching far too long, I finally found this cutting board that ticked all my boxes! Perfect size, perfect material. Importantly, it was also a decent thickness, as otherwise I didn't want to be too concerned with warping. As an additional bonus, I found the wood and style of this cutting board gorgeously beautiful!
When it arrived, it was just as lovely as it appeared online! I felt less ludicrous about all the research I did on cutting boards, haha. I adore using this cutting board because of how gorgeous it is, and its size makes it very easy to pick up and use - whether for something small like a few cloves of garlic, or something larger like a few carrots or cucumbers. It is perfect for my needs!
It is also as gorgeous now as it was when it arrived! It does have knife scratches on it - what wooden board doesn't have these? - but it doesn't take away from the beautiful board, in my opinion. They aren't overly noticeable to me, and if anything, to me they signify how well-used and loved this cutting board is. :)
I have never liked a cutting board as much as this one, and unlike some other wooden cutting boards I might have had in the past, this one encouraged me to take care of it! I dry it with a cloth after I've washed it, then place it vertically on a drying rack. It's remained beautiful and flat with very simple care!
We've only applied mineral oil to it once, and probably should do so again soon - but it's held up wonderfully in the meantime. It seems very well-made and resilient, and I think it is an excellent buy, especially at this price point!
Thank you Ironwood Gourmet for making such an amazing product, and making my time in the kitchen even more enjoyable! :D
This is a beautiful and cute cutting board. Very light! I have other wooden cutting board which is heavier. I like them both. but particularly, this cutting board is a winner because of the design, too. I like that it has no handle so I can maximize using it. I hope durability will be good, too. Anyone is tired of heavy a cutting board, I recommend this one. I didn't chop or cut anything yet. but I am very satisfied with this purchase. I will update if there is any issue. Thanks!
Wow - I thought since it's such a small size that it would only be usefull for cutting things like carrots or celery. But, you can actually cut a large honeydew melon, sandwich bread etc. Nice quality wood - but remember to wash it right away and keep it oiled.Great for small kitchens.
Very light and easy to use this Acacia wood.