Due to poplular demand for an even larger All Natural Series cutting board made from one solid piece of wood (zero glues) we bring you the Simplicity XL PLUS.
Our All Natural Simplicity Series Line of cutting boards, perfect for all of your medium to heavy duty cutting needs. It is approximately 10- 10.5"" Deep x 24" Wide x (1.25"-1 3/8") thick. (Sizes can vary slightly +-1/4"-3/8" as each of these are custom made from one piece of wood) This is the perfect sized board for someone who cooks large meals for large families, or likes a lot of room to work.
The XL PLUS is approximately 250 square inches of cutting surface. Compared to our already substantial All Natural Series XL it has 20 % more cutting surface (XL has 200 squ/in XL PLUS is 250 square inches of cutting surface).
The XL PLUS will have limited availability only as lumber is available, and is only available on Urthware.com, so if you see it on our site and would like one, remember, it may not be up on our site the next time you visit so buy them when you see them.
These boards are re-enforced with three high grade stainless steel heavy duty rods in the middle of the board to help stabilize the wood, reducing the chance of wood movement (warping).
It is hand made with care in Canada using one solid piece of Canadian Hard Maple (no glue) and other all natural, and completely non-toxic materials.
Our cutting boards have two finish coats of our own all natural Certified Organic Flax Seed Oil, Certified Organic Canadian Beeswax, and Certified Organic Carnauba Wax Blend or our Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Canadian Beeswax & Certified Organic Carnauba Wax Blend
NOT MINERAL OIL FINISH like other cutting boards and wooden kitchen products, as mineral oil is a petroleum based product.
Flax Seed oil is a drying oil and resists going rancid so is a perfect all natural organic oil for all wooden objects in your home.
For those who do not want to use Flax seed oil we also offer our Certified Organic Coconut Oil & Certified Organic Canadian Beeswax Blend
(Coconuts are NOT part of the tree nut family their name is a misnomer). Coconuts resist rancidity also, as well as having antibacterial and anti fungal properties.That being said, we are definitely NOT a nut free facility and your board will have had contact with Walnut wood and oil as we make Walnut boards as well.
Hard Maple is one of the hardest, and most durable woods, and can withstand heavy use in a kitchen. ALL professional grade butcher block and cutting boards are made of Hard Maple. It is a closed grained hardwood (unlike oak, etc) that doesn't absorb bacteria easily, and with antibacterial properties on top of that it makes it the most preferred wood for cutting boards and wooden utensils.
The completely non-slip feet on this cutting board are made of hand cut all natural gum rubber, yes, natural rubber from a tree, NOT PVC or synthetic rubber, and they are affixed to the board with high grade stainless steel screws that will NEVER rust.
*We are not a Tree nut/Nut free facility. We also use Walnut wood.
*All cutting boards (regardless of finish chosen) use organic flax oil and Carnauba wax to fill imperfections as well as to water seal the feet and re-enforcing bars.
This cutting board is made of one solid piece of face grain Canadian hard Maple. It contains NO GLUES or toxic adhesives of any sort and is completely natural. Remember, that because it is made with one piece of hard wood there are always some completely natural discolorations and imperfections like mineral staining, spalting, knots, etc. There may be darker and lighter areas as well. As we do not fill holes with epoxies or other toxic substances, we DO NOT sell cutting boards with holes, grooves, or any significant defects in the top of your board that could harbor bacteria, there can be some in the bottom or sides as it is not a cutting surface.
For us to keep these cutting boards glue free and organic, we make them from one piece of wood, note that ALL wooden cutting boards, (and really anything made of wood) will display some movement (warping) from moisture, it can even be from weather change, and boards made from one piece of wood are, in general, more prone to warp than "glued up" edge grain cutting boards. It this happens we can not consider this a defect, we can do nothing about this as wood is a natural material that can and will move. You can usually avoid any excessive movement by keeping your board dry and well oiled.
Note on maintenance: We do recommend that you purchase one of our organic oil finishes at the same time you purchase your cutting board as you will need to oil your cutting board to maintain it, and it will save you significant shipping costs then purchasing the oil finish at a later time, on its own. If you would like to use your own organic finishing oil, you may absolutely do so! However, remember that our finish also contains 100% organic waxes which increase the longevity of your board. So if you are using your own oils it is highly recommended that you also add organic waxes to your finish!