Why you want an end grain cutting board: you want to protect and preserve your kitchen knives!
Plastic cutting boards? They dull your knives. The more you chop on them, the more you blunt the edge of your knife. With an end grain cutting board, the shock of the chop is better absorbed. Your knife is protected, and you get a much better cutting experience.
Each of these butcher block style cutting boards is made by hand with the utmost care. Each individual piece of wood is bonded with waterproof glue for a strong and durable cutting surface. The board is then cut to size and the edge is rounded over.
Finally, the board is treated thoroughly with a food-safe mineral oil finish. This brings out the rich, warm color of the wood and keeps the board protected (applying mineral oil on a regular basis is recommended).
This is a beautiful piece that will attract the eye – you’ll want to keep it on the countertop for guests to admire whenever you have company!