Professional Heavy Duty Wooden Chopping Block - £3.99 at Home Bargains!!
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Professional Heavy Duty Wooden Chopping Block - £3.99 at Home Bargains!!

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Found 4th Feb 2016
Spotted this in Home Bargains. The RRP on the sticker says £39.99, brand is Kitchen Chef. Dimensions are: 36cm x 24cm x 3cm

Absolute bargain for a heavy duty chopping block!

HTH

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Original Poster

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Depends entirely on what it is made of!

looks decent will have a look tomorrow.... heat

Original Poster

andyb83

Depends entirely on what it is made of!



I'm not entirely sure what it's made of tbh. It's pretty heavy though, must be 1.5kg ish.

We bought one. The husband is quite fussy and he loves it!

good find op, heat added

Tuesday4

I'm not entirely sure what it's made of tbh. It's pretty heavy though, … I'm not entirely sure what it's made of tbh. It's pretty heavy though, must be 1.5kg ish.



​It looks a nice, solid, close grained timber. Great price if it lasts well, looks like it will.

everyone needs a professional block of wood.

With boards like this I worry about contamination from all the glue holding it together, for that reason I wonder whether this is better than a plastic board.

If it is the same timber as in the image then it is Beech, it looks okay for four quid.
Edited by: "deddog" 4th Feb 2016

This looks similar to the Butcher's Block that I bought the other day from Argos for £9 (http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2685739.htm). Bought because I'm hammering out cut-out shapes from Hollow Punches where the end-grain wood allows for much better cuts with less damage on the tool than long-grain boards - the wood fibres spread than cutting through them. I was stamping out shapes with just one whack of the hammer compared to 3-4 hits on long-grain boards with a poor 50/50 success rate of the shape being cut. End-grain boards are great for cutting and suited my needs. Voted hot and will be giving my local HB a visit in the morning. Great find!

Edited by: "ikonanddiva" 4th Feb 2016

Has to worth £3.99 have some heat!

Only problem with these boards is they require use of mineral oil to keep them in good condition. regular vegetable / sunflower / olive oil won't do. Also don't use for cutting meat on. But or £4 you can't go wrong.

I was always told that wooden boards are actually better for cutting meat on. It obviously needs washing as the plastic one, but that wood has natural anti-bacterial properties which kill off harmful bugs, whilst plastic boards embed the germs in their scratched surfaces.
Saying that, a separate board for meat and get/bread etc is a must whatever material is chosen.

Product ticket says £39.99. Shelf ticket says £29.99. Till price £3.99. Bargain!!

I wish I was a professional heavy duty wooden chopping block .... heat

Good price but I'd never have anything made of wood in my kitchen, water and wood just dont mix well. Wilkos do a granite chopping board for a tenner which is far better value, throw all the water you like at it and it won't fall apart.....unlike our old wooden board.

Askrulous

Good price but I'd never have anything made of wood in my kitchen, water … Good price but I'd never have anything made of wood in my kitchen, water and wood just dont mix well. Wilkos do a granite chopping board for a tenner which is far better value, throw all the water you like at it and it won't fall apart.....unlike our old wooden board.



Wouldn't that be bad for your knives?

OB1

With boards like this I worry about contamination from all the glue … With boards like this I worry about contamination from all the glue holding it together, for that reason I wonder whether this is better than a plastic board.



I've been using one for 15+ years and it's not contaminated me yet. Touch wood.

ikonanddiva

the end-grain wood allows for much better cuts with less damage on the … the end-grain wood allows for much better cuts with less damage on the tool than long-grain boards



Good idea, I use them self healing green mats for my leatherwork, but find they go lumpy n distorted after lots of hits with the mallet. Summat like this but a bit bigger would be ideal.

Banned

Same price in Morrison's. Rubber wood

Roger_Irrelevant

Good idea, I use them self healing green mats for my leatherwork, but … Good idea, I use them self healing green mats for my leatherwork, but find they go lumpy n distorted after lots of hits with the mallet. Summat like this but a bit bigger would be ideal.



I've tried self-healing mats too without as much success where they're ideal for scalpel blades; they tend to bounce and resist the larger punches. The end-grain wood really does the job, allowing the circular metal Hollow Punches (18mm-21mm diameter) to bite into the wood and cut through the adhesive vinyl that I'm cutting stencils from. I need to cut ~1000-1500 holes per project so these boards are going to get a right pounding (no doubt someone can crack an up and coming Valentine's joke in here somewhere). I'll use both sides, sand down for re-use before eventually discarding. At £4 each, every couple of boards bought will save me a tenner. Bargain. Morning alarm set for 8am store opening time...

thermomonkey

Wouldn't that be bad for your knives?



They are fine, I can't remember the last time I sharpened them, but its a few years....had the granite board longer and it still looks as good as the day we bought it.

Roger_Irrelevant

I've been using one for 15+ years and it's not contaminated me yet. Touch … I've been using one for 15+ years and it's not contaminated me yet. Touch wood.



​Can guarantee it has, you just haven't noticed!

OB1

Can guarantee it has, you just haven't noticed!



Guarantee? So link to a peer reviewed medical journal with evidence that the minuscule amount of non toxic glue used in their construction, and the tiny proportion of it that could ever end up in food, is carcinogenic.

Suspect you're slightly OCD; do you wash your hands and any surfaces you touch with bleach several times a day to minimise the risk of germs?

I always thought these chopping boards are made of rubber wood ??? Anyone know ???

Roger_Irrelevant

Guarantee? So link to a peer reviewed medical journal with evidence that … Guarantee? So link to a peer reviewed medical journal with evidence that the minuscule amount of non toxic glue used in their construction, and the tiny proportion of it that could ever end up in food, is carcinogenic.Suspect you're slightly OCD; do you wash your hands and any surfaces you touch with bleach several times a day to minimise the risk of germs?



​No, I never said it was carcinogenic. But the cells of your body are contaminated by things you are exposed to, there's no doubt about that. The question is whether that's harmful or not.

Personally I just use a solid wood board, so avoid the issue.

Askrulous

They are fine, I can't remember the last time I sharpened them, but its a … They are fine, I can't remember the last time I sharpened them, but its a few years....had the granite board longer and it still looks as good as the day we bought it.


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The granite board will always be perfect because it is harder then the knives. The knives however as they are weaker then the granite will fold at the cutting edge dulling the blade, very quickly. Simple physics, two objects can't collide without one absorbing the force of the collision, personally I prefer that to be the chopping board rather then the knife. Try your knife on a piece of paper held in the air cut from the edge it should cut clean through if it is sharp also if you can't cut a tomato without squashing it, then your knife is blunt. Chopping boards like this are always in larger asian supermarkets for a similar price in my experience.


Edited by: "salty234" 5th Feb 2016

Askrulous

Good price but I'd never have anything made of wood in my kitchen, water … Good price but I'd never have anything made of wood in my kitchen, water and wood just dont mix well. Wilkos do a granite chopping board for a tenner which is far better value, throw all the water you like at it and it won't fall apart.....unlike our old wooden board.



I have a granite board and it's awful

Weighs a ton, knife slips off it when you cut through things, might be easy to wash but you can't chop on it and then simply lift things into a sauce pan, unless you are a body builder

They suck

I got the Argos version of this board around 5 years ago for about £8. Excellent VFM.
Use them for their proper use + resting all your DIY stuff on them for sawing,nailing, screwing etc, they can take a battering no problem.
Complaints about these boards 'dropping to bits' stem from people putting them in dishwashers for 12hrs overnight, every night. Clean them the 'old school' way in hot soapy water, then a quick blast of anti bacterial spray if you want to be totally safe...they'll last for years.

timj13

I have a granite board and it's awfulWeighs a ton, knife slips off it … I have a granite board and it's awfulWeighs a ton, knife slips off it when you cut through things, might be easy to wash but you can't chop on it and then simply lift things into a sauce pan, unless you are a body builderThey suck



Well, its a good job I do a bit of body building and I'm skilful with a knife then , lol.

Seriously, I like that it's heavy, no slipping about the work surface, and when I chop up stuff I hardly make contact with the board
Edited by: "Askrulous" 5th Feb 2016

OB1

But the cells of your body are contaminated by things you are exposed to, … But the cells of your body are contaminated by things you are exposed to, there's no doubt about that. The question is whether that's harmful or not.



That happens from the day you are born; airborne particles, cosmic rays, germs, naturally occurring chemicals, background radiation etc. There's no escaping it!

Askrulous

Good price but I'd never have anything made of wood in my kitchen, water … Good price but I'd never have anything made of wood in my kitchen, water and wood just dont mix well. Wilkos do a granite chopping board for a tenner which is far better value, throw all the water you like at it and it won't fall apart.....unlike our old wooden board.


You then need to sharpen your knives far more often.

Butcher block ftw.

thefunkygibbon

everyone needs a professional block of wood.


You got wood oO

great find... been looking for one. Thanks

Roger_Irrelevant

Guarantee? So link to a peer reviewed medical journal with evidence that … Guarantee? So link to a peer reviewed medical journal with evidence that the minuscule amount of non toxic glue used in their construction, and the tiny proportion of it that could ever end up in food, is carcinogenic.Suspect you're slightly OCD; do you wash your hands and any surfaces you touch with bleach several times a day to minimise the risk of germs?



OCD is a serious mental health problem and doesn't always apply to cleanliness. Having said that, I would never use a chopping block like this. It would never be clean to me. :O

Roger_Irrelevant

That happens from the day you are born; airborne particles, cosmic rays, … That happens from the day you are born; airborne particles, cosmic rays, germs, naturally occurring chemicals, background radiation etc. There's no escaping it!


I agree, but we can minimise it. Particularly exposure to the things our bodies haven't evolved to cope with.

Some of the paranoid comments on here make me laugh. I bet they dont think twice about the poor hygeine standards out of site in the kitchens of their favourite restaurants, takeaways or food prep factories, yet a wooden chopping board they can keep clean in their own kitchen is the devils tool!

Yep, think there's a lot of people on here that, shall we say, take one of those hygiene sprays out with them everywhere they go to clean door handles and the like. "Oooh the germs!!" (_;)

Like I say I've used the same one for 15+ years and never had any issues as long as you use common sense the same as any board (wash thoroughly after cutting raw meat, wash and dry after each use. The idea they store germs is a big steaming pile of MOD EDIT

Anyway I bagged the last four in our local, I'll use it in the workshop, cutting slots to embed small neodymium magnets in the side so I can have a big foldable work surface that will last years. Cheers OP!
Edited by moderator: "potty mouth" 6th Feb 2016

Roger_Irrelevant

That happens from the day you are born; airborne particles, cosmic rays, … That happens from the day you are born; airborne particles, cosmic rays, germs, naturally occurring chemicals, background radiation etc. There's no escaping it!



Don't forget man made radiation and signal!

It was bad enough before but now there's a whole host of 'digital' signals too! 2g, 3g, 13g, tv, radio, wifi.... the list is endless! We are all doomed oO

A bit of bacteria on a wooden chopping board might be all that saves us all from ridiculous mutations.
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