I have been interested in cooking for more decades that I want to remember. I have taken lessons from some of the great Chefs in Virginia. The one thing that always bothered me was my cutting boards. I have had numerous ones over the years, the plastic, the thin bamboo, nothing seem correct for me. I worried about the bacteria that could be seeping into the plastic. The thin bamboo was not working, deep, deep cuts, and never sure it was clean. I was frustrated and concerned. Recently I received as a gift from my husband, a Hot Bloxx Cutting Board. It is beautiful and I will be honest, at first I was afraid to use it. A first class cutting board in my hands... I do use it every day for cutting up vegetables, slicing chicken and fish, plus meats, and I even have served cheese and fresh vegetables for an appetizer on the board, I have no worries. I wash the board in hot soapy water, rinse it well, dry and it is ready for the next day. I do oil it twice a month as the Hot Bloxx recommends, and you would think I have never use the board. It was worth the money, and the wait. If you are looking for a top of the grade cutting board I suggest you check out Hot Bloxx, you will never regret the purchase. - Lois S.