“What makes a butchers chopping block different to your normal chopping boards?” Question of the Week 22.09.17
“What makes a butchers chopping block different to your normal chopping boards?”
We recently had an email sent in from Hannah in London which was chosen as our ‘Question of the Week’. She wanted to know how our butchers chopping block differs from the standard chopping boards in our range.
“I’ve been looking at butchers chopping blocks on your website and wanted to know what makes them different to the standard solid wood chopping boards you sell?”
Thanks for getting in touch regarding our butchers block worktops. These are not only an incredibly hard-wearing surface, but are also superb as a decorative centrepiece in your kitchen.
Whereas our normal solid wood chopping boards are made using horizontal staves, our butchers block worktops are constructed using vertical staves that are arranged to expose the resilient end grain of the timber. This part of the wood is perfect for chopping and preparing food upon, as it is very resistant to impacts and scratches.
Our end grain butchers blocks are 100m thick – more than twice the thickness of a regular wooden worktop, and come in a variety of the most hardened timbers available: oak, maple, or a combination of maple and walnut. You can learn more about these unique accessories by reading our dedicated guide: ‘End Grain Butcher Blocks – Perfect Companions for Solid wood Kitchen Work Surfaces.
By comparison, our solid wood chopping boards are made using regular sections of our wooden worktops, which are inherently hard-wearing, but not as resilient to direct cutting as an end grain butchers block. Our chopping boards come in many different hardwood timbers to complement our range of wood worktops. To find out more about them, read our ‘5 Reasons to Choose Solid Wood Chopping Boards’ information guide.
If you have any other queries about our butchers chopping block or any of the other products in our range, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us again.
All the best,
Ben @ Worktop Express
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