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Old 03-16-2010, 08:25 PM   #1
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Michigan cutting chopping block review?

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Does anyone at DC use a michigan cutting board? I purchased one today and I was wondering what people think about their chopping boards. I purchased the maple end grain block 18x18x3.5 I found it for a really good price with extra discount coupon + $1.00 shipping I thought it was a really good buy.

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Old 03-17-2010, 07:02 AM   #2
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Looks like a beauty. Nice dimensions. With 3.5" thickness is should raise your counter's work height by a nice amount. Only thing is, it must contain a fair amount of glue. Guess it must weigh about 30 lbs? If so, you may not be moving it around much and then, since it has become part of your counter workspace, you might want to protect it when dry and not in use by covering it with a silicon rubber mat or silpat.
$150?
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:52 AM   #3
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Thanks justplainbill,

I payed $85.00 in total. I was looking for something heavy and also big enough so that I can use it for kneading dough.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:57 AM   #4
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Sounds like a good deal. My 18 X 24 X 2.25 Boos cost me $117 and it's so nice looking that I'm reluctant to mar it by using a knife on it. The Boos protects the counter top and provides a solid base for whatever cutting boards or chopping bowls I place on a rubber mat over top of it.
With some silicon mats under the Boos, it's heavy enough not to be prone to sliding on the counter.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:08 AM   #5
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Sounds like a good deal. My 18 X 24 X 2.25 Boos cost me $117 and it's so nice looking that I'm reluctant to mar it by using a knife on it. The Boos protects the counter top and provides a solid base for whatever cutting boards or chopping bowls I place on a rubber mat over top of it.
With some silicon mats under the Boos, it's heavy enough not to be prone to sliding on the counter.
That's interesting.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:51 PM   #6
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I received my shopping board last monday but probably during shipping the board got a little dent on the side where they past the router. The good thing was that the wood was not damaged at all. I didn't know you could fix dents on wood. I did a few searches on "Fix Wood Dent" and I used the wet cloth / hot iron method and I was able to pull the dent out and fix it. :)
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:13 PM   #7
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You might want to treat the area subjected to steam with a mineral oil and paraffin or beeswax compound.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:11 PM   #8
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The website recommend applying mineral oil everyday for a full week then once a week for one month then once a month there after for brand new boards. I have been using Emmet's Elixir Cutting Board Conditioner and applying it to the small part that is fixed now.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:24 PM   #9
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Sounds like a good deal. My 18 X 24 X 2.25 Boos cost me $117 and it's so nice looking that I'm reluctant to mar it by using a knife on it.
Seriously? I guess I don't want a cutting board like that! What's the point? For that much money I can get 6 poly cutting boards like I've got. And I can put these ones in the DW. True I can't knead bread on it, but when I need to do that I do it on the countertop anyway.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:33 PM   #10
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That's a good price ---My Catskill Craftsmen's end grain " slab " is 18 by 18by 3' it cost me more than that ! I see it on Costco online store for $100 ? these boards are NFS ( because bacteria tend to die if left on them ) they don't trap bacteria in knife cuts like plastic boards according to government food safety autorities. I mix raw tung oil with light mineral oil to make my butcher block oil .
also, i recently saw a Boo's stand alone butcher block for around eight or nine hundred , no room sadly as it was a nice height and very solid., the end grain is surprisingly hard isn't it !!
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