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Butcher block (oil finish) Countertop

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Stains

Stains

Shows resistance to 20 common foods and household products.

 /  5
Cutting

Cutting

Reflects resistance to damage from weighted chef's and serrated knives used in slicing and chopping motions.

 /  5
Heat

Heat

Gauges how well materials resisted damage and discoloration from a pot filled with oil heated to 400 degrees F.

 /  5
Abrasion

Abrasion

Is resistance to damage from a weighted sanding block.

 /  5
Impact

Impact

Reflects the ability to withstand blunt and pointed weights dropped from up to 3 1/2 feet.

 /  5

About

Butcher block (oil finish) is part of the Countertops test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Kitchen countertops models like the Butcher block (oil finish) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Stains Shows resistance to 20 common foods and household products.

Cutting Reflects resistance to damage from weighted chef's and serrated knives used in slicing and chopping motions.

Heat Gauges how well materials resisted damage and discoloration from a pot filled with oil heated to 400 degrees F.

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