1. Originally used by butchers to process and trim meat, butcher blocks have become a fixture in many home kitchens. The butcher block has been combined with the kitchen island to create a functional and beautiful addition to any kitchen. With its thick and durable surface, a butcher block kitchen island is the perfect place for restaurant chefs and home cooks alike to cut meat, chop vegetables, and do other culinary tasks. They're typically constructed from a thick, solid piece of wood that's attached to a wood or stainless-steel kitchen island base.
2. Butcher block kitchen islands add charm and character to your home. They come in a wide array of sizes and styles to suit any kitchen setting. Equipped with popular features such as rolling caster wheels, spice racks, towel bars, and other convenient extras, butcher block kitchen islands help you increase your kitchen work space and storage. Shelves and drawers provide space for serving bowls, pots, and utensils. Cabinets keep kitchen appliances, cookbooks, and other accessories out of sight but close at hand.
3. Typically crafted from sturdy, kiln-dried hardwoods like maple, walnut, and cherry, butcher block kitchen islands and also butcher block kitchen carts resist nicks and gouges from knives. Variations in color and wood grain make them a beautiful addition to traditional or contemporary kitchens. To clean your butcher block kitchen island, use a sponge dipped in a solution of mild dish detergent and warm water. After cleaning, dry thoroughly with a towel or soft cloth. To preserve its beauty, condition the surface by applying a thin coat of mineral oil.