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Selecting a board to cut like a pro

Why purchase a Butcher Block cutting board

butcher Block is "a cut Above"

A Stag’s End Butcher block cutting boards are a staple in most kitchens, and for good reason. These durable, versatile cutting surfaces are perfect for a wide range of cutting tasks, from chopping vegetables to slicing meat. Whether you’re a professional chef or a home cook, a butcher block cutting board is an essential tool in your kitchen.

Butcher block cutting boards are made from wood, typically hardwoods such as maple, cherry, and oak. These woods are known for their durability and resistance to knife marks, making them ideal for cutting surfaces. The natural beauty of wood also adds a touch of warmth and character to your kitchen.

One of the benefits of using a Stag’s End butcher block cutting board is the fact that they are easy on your knives. Hard surfaces like glass and metal can dull your knives quickly, but wood is much gentler on the blades. This means you won’t have to sharpen your knives as often, saving you time and money in the long run.

Butcher block cutting boards are also easy to maintain. To clean them, simply wipe them down with a damp cloth and a mild detergent. If you notice any deep cuts or knife marks on your butcher block cutting board, you can use a sandpaper to smooth them out. Over time, the surface of your butcher block cutting board may become uneven due to wear and tear, but this can easily be fixed with a bit of sanding.

One thing to keep in mind with butcher block cutting boards is that they should be treated with a food-safe oil regularly to keep them in good condition. This will help to prevent the wood from drying out and cracking, and will also help to keep the surface smooth and hygienic. There are a variety of food-safe oils to choose from, including mineral oil, coconut oil, and beeswax. Simply apply a thin layer of oil to the surface of your butcher block cutting board, let it soak in, and wipe off any excess.

There are a few different types of butcher block cutting boards to choose from, each with its own set of benefits. End grain butcher block cutting boards, for example, are made from small blocks of wood that are glued together with the end grain facing up. This type of cutting board is known for its durability and resistance to knife marks, making it a popular choice for professional chefs.

A Stag’s End End grain butcher block cutting boards, on the other hand, are made from longer pieces of wood with the grain running horizontally. These cutting boards are less expensive than end grain boards, but are still quite durable. They are also easier on your knives than plastic or glass cutting boards.

Butcher block cutting boards can also be found in a variety of sizes and shapes to suit your needs. If you have limited counter space, you may prefer a smaller, more compact cutting board. Larger cutting boards are great for those who do a lot of cooking and need plenty of space to chop and prep ingredients.

One thing to consider when shopping for a butcher block cutting board is the type of wood it is made from. Some woods are more durable than others, and some may have unique flavors that could affect the taste of your food. For example, teak is a popular choice for butcher block cutting boards due to its durability and resistance to bacteria, but it has a strong flavor that may not be suitable for all types of food.

Another factor to consider is the thickness of the cutting board. Thicker boards are more durable and less prone to warping, but they may be more difficult to store and harder on your knives. Thinner boards are easier to store and gentler on your knives, but they may not be as durable.

In conclusion, butcher block cutting boards are an essential tool in any chef who needs a quality board for cutting meat. Check out our selection of end grain butcher block cutting boards at our Stag’s End online shop.