About End Grain Cutting Board
End grain cutting boards are the highest quality of cutting boards. Unlike regular cutting boards, they are manufactured so that the wood's gouge side is on the surface.
End grain cutting boards also have several outstanding features.
- It has a harder surface and longer life than regular cutting boards.
- The grain of the wood is in various directions, making it more resistant to warping.
- Since the grain is perpendicular to the knife, the wood fibers are less likely to be cut, and scratches caused by the knife are less likely to be scratched due to the property of the wood fibers to be attracted to the knife.
- Since the grain of the wood is perpendicular to the knife, there is no resistance to the edge of the knife and the knife is gentle. It is also comfortable to cut.
- Because the wood surfaces are lined up, the surface area of the wood conduit is large, allowing more mineral oil to soak into the inside of the wood, preventing moisture from entering from the inside and preventing warping and fungus.
In addition, our cutting boards are finished with mineral oil wax (a blend of beeswax and carnaba wax) with antibacterial properties that meets the regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which are said to be stricter than those in Japan.
When wood warps, it warps in the direction of the wood surface. End-grain cutting boards have the characteristic of being resistant to warping because the wood surfaces are oriented in opposite directions around the perimeter.
The image above shows the board viewed from above.
Because the grain cutting board is perpendicular to the knife and the wood fibers, there is less resistance when the knife strikes the wood, and the knife itself is gentler and less likely to lose its sharpness.
It is safe for direct or indirect contact with the cutting board.