Hey everyone, my mom just bought her first "real knives" you will probably rip on this decision, but she bought Cutco. Mainly because she's always had these cheap Chicago Cutlery knives and never really sharpened them, so even these are a huge upgrade to her. Even if Wusthof/Henckles/Shun knives are better. Anyway I want to get her a real cutting board for christmas so the knives aren't ruined on a cheap plastic board. The board I'm considering is this 12x18x2.25 Maple Boos Block: http://www.amazon.com/John-Boos--12-...+cutting+board
In the very little research I've done in the last 10 minutes or so, I heard Boos Boards were good boards, but when I got into the more "hardcore" user forums I heard about Boardsmith and Brooklyn Butcher Blocks. I'm thinking these are a little out of my price range though. My mom will probably be using the board like 3-4 times a week, for Saturday and Sunday dinners and cutting some fruit during the week. What would your advice be? Like I mentioned I'm trying to keep my budget at $60-70.