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Core Bamboo Butcher Block with Prep Bowls

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wootstalkerbot


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[Preview 1]


Core Bamboo Butcher Block with Prep Bowls
Price: $39.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard OR $18 Two-Day OR $21 One-Day
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Thursday, Mar 20 to Friday, Mar 21) + transit
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whatsamattaU


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Product website: temporarily unavailable, $225?!
http://www.corebamboo.com/pro-chef-butchers-block-with-3-prep-bowls.html
Really?

Mandy's shocked.
4 good reviews at Amazon (via Wayfair): $117.66
http://www.amazon.com/Core-Bamboo-Butchers-Block-Natural/dp/B003IT648W

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3903 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Let's learn more about the care and use of your new board and Cofre Bamboo answers the question Why bamboo?

lichme


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Prep bowls: Pro - they make it easier to get the last bit of food off of the cutting board without spilling it

Con: Anything I cut up is gonna take up more space than the bowls, so using them for separate ingredients probably wouldn't work for me

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Liga66


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I'm thinking of using it more as a serving tray for appetizers. You can put dips in the bowls and use the cutting surface for bread, cheeses and salami, etc.

thumperchick


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lichme wrote:Con: Anything I cut up is gonna take up more space than the bowls, so using them for separate ingredients probably wouldn't work for me



^^^^^^ This ^^^^^^
I cannot think of anything I chop that would require a full size cutting board AND have a use for those small prep bowls.

typo86


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I just bought this board and have high hopes for it. Loving the idea to include prep bowls as I tend to mince everything rather than chop and now I can tilt the board slightly to retain the juices as they cascade into the bowl.

Liga66 has a great idea above as well. I'll have to try it as a serving platter.

JadenKale


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conanthelibrarian wrote:Let's learn more about the care and use of your new board and Cofre Bamboo answers the question Why bamboo?



Rule #1: Don't let your roommate use the cutting board as you walk out the door to work, only to find out he put the cutting board in the dishwasher because he was too lazy to clean it properly. You KNOW he's going to sit there and tell you it was TOTALLY warped before he even used it.

-______-; .oO(I live with a dipstick of a roommate. If he didn't have a wife and kid, I'd have kicked him out by now.)

idlewild


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I prefer teak.

SurplusHP


quality posts: 7 Private Messages SurplusHP

Suggestion: Measure the board dimensions out on a piece of paper.

Had I done that, I would not have ended up with a collection of tiny little cutting boards from the last Woot bamboo cutting board sale.

aron1231


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Does anyone know if woot! still sells Barrels of Crackers? I didn't see one in the last woot!-off... and haven't seen one in a while.

XMRacer


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I see people posting about they chop more than the cups will hold.
Do we know how much they will hold? Did I miss something. They do look on the small side, but it's hard to tell in a picture.
If we could get actual bowl capacity that would be great.

ScottFromWyoming


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JadenKale wrote:Rule #1: Don't let your roommate use the cutting board as you walk out the door to work, only to find out he put the cutting board in the dishwasher because he was too lazy to clean it properly. You KNOW he's going to sit there and tell you it was TOTALLY warped before he even used it.



Warping would be the best outcome. More likely is the glue would dissolve, leaving you with small strips and blocks of bamboo.

I like the serving tray idea but already got married so we have half a dozen Thoughtful Wedding Gifts that serve that purpose.

And I'd probably want to remove the feet. 1) I have issues with finding enough counter space, so one foot would be hanging off the edge of the counter, so the whole thing would be tippy. And B) I'd want to chop on both sides of the board. One side for garlicky stuff, then flip it over to slice a lime for my cocktail.

ScottFromWyoming


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XMRacer wrote:I see people posting about they chop more than the cups will hold.
Do we know how much they will hold? Did I miss something. They do look on the small side, but it's hard to tell in a picture.
If we could get actual bowl capacity that would be great.



Ballpark: It's 16 inches wide, so those look to be maybe 4 inches across, call it 3.5. The overall height of the board including feet is 2.25", so the board itself looks like 1.75". Maybe the cups are 1.5"? That makes 3.5x1.5=14.4 cubic inches, which is 8 fluid ounces, or: one cup.

mrmikej03


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ScottFromWyoming wrote:Ballpark: It's 16 inches wide, so those look to be maybe 4 inches across, call it 3.5. The overall height of the board including feet is 2.25", so the board itself looks like 1.75". Maybe the cups are 1.5"? That makes 3.5x1.5=14.4 cubic inches, which is 8 fluid ounces, or: one cup.



I just want to give this post a hug.

bbkf


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Am I the only one that laughed at the MSRP of $150?

LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

nice try woot, nice try

jcnation


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"Great, I only needed a prep bowl large enough for my 2 strawberries!"

-no one ever.

zolttt


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bbkf wrote:Am I the only one that laughed at the MSRP of $150?

LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

nice try woot, nice try



https://www.google.com/shopping/product/2327343045197225111?q=Core+Bamboo+Butcher+Block+with+Prep+Bowls&espv=210&es_sm=93&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.62922401,d.dmQ,pv.xjs.s.en_US.ZJ_ag0lGXHs.O&biw=1499&bih=585&tch=1&ech=1&psi=sJcpU6HJEenN0AHM_4HoCA.1395234738067.3&ei=spcpU5CVB9CV0gHP3IDoBw&ved=0CGoQpiswAQ

I ruined my signature with poor cut and paste skills

conniebgood


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mrmikej03 wrote:I just want to give this post a hug.



Best * Post * Ever.

TennisMomInPa


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thumperchick wrote:^^^^^^ This ^^^^^^
I cannot think of anything I chop that would require a full size cutting board AND have a use for those small prep bowls.



When prep bowls are filled but you have more to chop, simply remove the prep bowls, empty into a large container, reinsert empty bowls into butcher block, and you're good to go! ;-)

popichan


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bbkf wrote:Am I the only one that laughed at the MSRP of $150?

LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

nice try woot, nice try



You should probably google it if you don't think that it actually costs that much.

golncor


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XMRacer wrote:...
Do we know how much they will hold? ...
If we could get actual bowl capacity that would be great.



well, looking at the picture they provided, it seems they will hold almost half a chopped onion or a lime and a strawberry. not much in my opinion.

bbkf


quality posts: 3 Private Messages bbkf
popichan wrote:You should probably google it if you don't think that it actually costs that much.



PS - It doesn't cost that much.

98% of sales of the brand Core are through TJ Maxx and woot because their stuff is below average quality at above average price.

rgarnier


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ScottFromWyoming wrote:Ballpark: It's 16 inches wide, so those look to be maybe 4 inches across, call it 3.5. The overall height of the board including feet is 2.25", so the board itself looks like 1.75". Maybe the cups are 1.5"? That makes 3.5x1.5=14.4 cubic inches, which is 8 fluid ounces, or: one cup.



Nice - pretty spot on. Here are two descriptions, saying they are a little bit more than a cup, from the questions page on the Amazon sale:

http://www.amazon.com/How-big-are-the-cups/forum/Fx336OA89HX231Y/Tx1XRSWCQHHR41B/1/ref=cm_cd_dp_aar_al_a?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B003IT648W

ScottFromWyoming


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mrmikej03 wrote:I just want to give this post a hug.



The post is just a little creeped out now. ;-)

rgarnier


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Note: Recently, in the fall of 2013, several people apparently found this cutting board for about $35 at HomeGoods.

http://www.amazon.com/review/RGU90X34XADKB/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B003IT648W&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=#wasThisHelpful

ScottFromWyoming


quality posts: 11 Private Messages ScottFromWyoming
rgarnier wrote:Nice - pretty spot on. Here are two descriptions, saying they are a little bit more than a cup, from the questions page on the Amazon sale:

http://www.amazon.com/How-big-are-the-cups/forum/Fx336OA89HX231Y/Tx1XRSWCQHHR41B/1/ref=cm_cd_dp_aar_al_a?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B003IT648W



So 4x2 inches is almost 14oz, just shy of a pint, then. I was too conservative because I thought they *looked* like about half a cup.

tekkitan


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JadenKale wrote:Rule #1: Don't let your roommate use the cutting board as you walk out the door to work, only to find out he put the cutting board in the dishwasher because he was too lazy to clean it properly. You KNOW he's going to sit there and tell you it was TOTALLY warped before he even used it.

-______-; .oO(I live with a dipstick of a roommate. If he didn't have a wife and kid, I'd have kicked him out by now.)



I have the same problem. I'm waiting till the two of them move out to buy things that require care haha

agingdragqueen


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XMRacer wrote:I see people posting about they chop more than the cups will hold.
Do we know how much they will hold? Did I miss something. They do look on the small side, but it's hard to tell in a picture.
If we could get actual bowl capacity that would be great.



Checked with the buyer- holds 10.5oz (a little over a cup)- we'll be adding that info to the sale. @ScottFromWyoming's math was nearly spot on!

cov111


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If you click the Specs tab (right beside the Features tab) it says:
Overall Dimensions: 22"x16.5"x2.2"
Prep Bowl Dimensions: Dia 4" x H 2"
Prep Bowl Capacity: 10.5 oz.

silviantonia


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mrmikej03 wrote:I just want to give this post a hug.



Me too!

mysticzephyr


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cov111 wrote:If you click the Specs tab (right beside the Features tab) it says:
Overall Dimensions: 22"x16.5"x2.2"
Prep Bowl Dimensions: Dia 4" x H 2"
Prep Bowl Capacity: 10.5 oz.



Yeah, but that 10.5 oz. capacity number was added after people asked the questions - see the post just before yours.

I have this board and I'm happy with it - no problems with warping. I use soapy water and rinse it - I don't submerge it in the sink (as if it would fit :-)

dent6


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Who cooks anymore lets go out to eat!

Jeromyt


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Bamboo is not a good material for cutting boards. Its hard on knives, dulls them faster than other materials, and they use a lot of glue to hold all those small pieces together. The glue is also hard and tough on knives. You're better off with maple or plastic.

firebirdude


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Yeah because I'm always having troubles with my keylime and single strawberry going all over the place while I'm chopping onions.

mexter


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Is that an avocado next to a strawberry? Either the world's largest strawberry, or the world's tiniest avocado.

Terrible photoshop job.

bigbillyt


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I don't get how everybody seems so hung up on the size of the "prep bowls" and thinking they would primarily be to hold what has been chopped on the board. I would tend to have this board near my stove and would probably use the prep bowls for other spices or liquid ingredients that are going to go into the pot along with my chopped veggies/fruits. Think small amounts of chili paste, oil, measured amounts of herbs, sugar, salt etc. in the prep bowls and adding those along with your fresh chopped onion, pepper and garlic for example. Just sayin', and for the price and size it is kind of hard to beat. Would be nice if it was Maple though instead, but the price would most likely be substantially higher then.

rgarnier


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Jeromyt wrote:Bamboo is not a good material for cutting boards. Its hard on knives, dulls them faster than other materials, and they use a lot of glue to hold all those small pieces together. The glue is also hard and tough on knives. You're better off with maple or plastic.



Pros and cons of bamboo cutting boards: http://food.thefuntimesguide.com/2010/07/bamboo_cutting_board.php

susqucyclist


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mexter wrote:Is that an avocado next to a strawberry? Either the world's largest strawberry, or the world's tiniest avocado.

Terrible photoshop job.



I'm thinking it may be a lime. Although I did think an avocado at first too.