End Grain Cutting Board [Oak Wood]
These end grain cutting boards (or butcher's block) are made for us by the local Slovenian woodworker, J. Gros. The cutting board is made of oak wood (Quercus robur). End grain pieces of oak wood are assembled in the classic checkerboard pattern, a distinctive feature of end grain cutting boards. It is completely hand-made, each cutting board has a slightly different pattern. With the working surface of 40x30cm (15.8" x 11.8") it is just the right size to fit onto any countertop, either at home or in a professional kitchen.
Oak wood contains several active ingredients, mostly tannin. Tannin is a natural bioactive chemical substance with many health benefits as it prevents the development of diseases. It has both preventive and curative effects. This oak wood cutting board, which is additionally impregnated with natural mineral oil, can be safely used in contact with food.
What's all the buzz with end grain cutting boards? Most importantly, your knives will appreciate it. End grain cutting boards are gentler to the knife's edge (comparing to the edge grain boards), meaning the knife will remain sharp for longer. Additionally, end grain boards have a "self-healing" property as the wood fibers close up after they have been cut by the knife. Wood is cool, right?
Natural Mineral Oil Included
A 50ml bottle of this natural mineral oil is included in the package so you can oil the board from time to time. These cutting boards are treated with a mixture of food-safe minerals and vegetable oils that are absorbed deeply into the wood. The top surface is covered with a special wood balm mixture to improve the impermeability (water-resistant) and conservation of cutting board.
⚠️ Cutting board should not be washed in a dishwasher!
Approximate dimensions (L x W x H): 40cm x 30cm x 5cm (15.8" x 11.8" x 2.0")
Approximate weight: 4.5kg (10 lbs)