What is a Butcher Block?
Originally, butcher blocks were a favored canvas for butchers due to their stout build, durability, and large surface area. Today, butcher blocks are transitioning into home kitchens for many of the same reasons.
We understand the importance and value of a chef’s knife, and pairing it with the proper prep surface is very important. The preparation of vegetables usually involves slicing or dicing, in which your TITAN edge grain cutting board could prove to be more useful.
On the other side of the spectrum, preparing meat may require quartering, chopping or filleting. A TITAN chopping block assembled with an end grain can give you a cleaner cut by taking advantage of a hefty and fortified surface. The extra weight of the butcher block helps prevent sliding or movement.
Wood grain types available through TITAN Butcher Blocks
Edge grain cutting boards are made by cutting strips of lumber that are then turned on the side and glued. This gives you a better, stronger surface by utilizing the tightness of each part of the long (edge) grain. Wider long grain planks, commonly referred to as "face grain", allows more weak points and usually harder on knives. Though less dense than an end grain butcher block, edge grain provides an affordable alternative that will hold up in any kitchen work space.
End grain chopping blocks are made by cutting and turning lumber on-end. The End grain offers the most fibrous and durable cutting surface. Knives are less likely to sink beneath the surface and become dull. End grain cutting boards and chopping blocks are considered to be the best cutting surface money can buy.
Please email our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns or helpful tips on choosing the right cutting surface.