Every kitchen needs a professional cutting board. End-grain boards are much kinder to your knives. They are perfect for a variety of prep tasks like chopping, slicing, dicing, mincing and more. The following five end grain boards are well made, beautiful and functional, making them a smart alternative to plastic. Pick one and add a functional yet beautiful piece to your kitchen arsenal.
1. Maple End Grain Chopping Block 20 x 15 x 3 1/2
If you are looking for a beautiful and priced right chopping block, this Maple End Grain Chopping Block is for you. Made of solid Northern Michigan hard maple, this end grain chopping block is sturdy and durable enough to last many years. It offers nice width and depth, and is heavy so it doesn’t slide. 20″ x 15″ x 3 1/2 “end” grain construction. 3/8″ radius top and bottom edges/mineral oil finish.
2. Catskill Craftsmen Super Slab with Finger Grooves
Need a big block to prepare a large meal? You will love the Catskill Craftsmen Super Slab with Finger Grooves. This block gives you plenty of room to work and is heavy so it does not move on you as you work. You will also love the fact that the block is completely reversible if you would need it. The end grain will not dull knives. Well made, high quality and beautiful, this Catskill Craftsmen’ block will be a great addition to any kitchen.
3. John Boos 18-Inch Round Maple Chopping Block
Add a beautiful yet highly functional tool to your kitchen with the John Boos 18-Inch Round Maple Chopping Block. Made of solid maple wood, this heavy-duty cutting board with end grain construction and a natural oil finish measures 18 round by 3 inches high. It features slightly curved edges and a smooth work surface, making it perfect for a variety of food prep tasks like chopping, slicing, dicing, mincing, and more.
4. Ironwood Gourmet 28218 Acacia-Wood End-Grain 14-Inch Chef’s Board
Offer a safe, durable surface for food prep with the Ironwood Gourmet 28218 Acacia-Wood End-Grain 14-Inch Chef’s Board. This square-shaped chef’s board with beautifully rich color variants is not only a functional cutting board but also a lovely serving piece. The end-grain cut provides added strength. Also features smoothly rounded corners and edges. Measures 14 by 14 by 1-1/4 inches.
5. Madeira Mario Batali M-10 End Grain Teak Chop Block, Large
Made entirely from plantation teak, a wood that known for its versatility, function and beauty, the Madeira Mario Batali M-10 End Grain Teak Chop Block is a functional, beautiful enough to proudly display in any kitchen. The block measures 20 x 15 x 1 inches, making it a size for larger kitchen prep. This chop block is stylish enough to slice and serve directly from the surface. You will not be disappointed.