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Why Choppa Block?

We’ve been working with Australian hardwood timbers for over a decade now. There came a time when we wanted to have our own Australian made, quality constructed end grain chopping block – but we found that there wasn’t much around so we decided to meet that need. So welcome to Choppa Block.

We’ve refined, rather than reinvented the manufacturing process of an end grain board and know that we can offer one of the finest chopping boards available.

Advanced Finishing Techniques – our finishing process is extensive. The boards are sanded to such a fine sandpaper grit that a burnishing effect takes place. By burnishing, we’re removing the collapsed and soft cells of the timber, leaving behind a much harder and compressed surface which is far less prone to absorption. The boards go through several days of oiling and curing.

Australian Made – based in the Adelaide Hills, an ideal region for timber manufacturing.

Eco-friendly Australian Timbers – all our boards are made from prime grade, kiln dried, Australian timbers. Our vigorous selection process removes any timber that won’t produce a superior board.

All Our Timbers Have a Verifiable History and Source - be mindful when purchasing products that are designed for food preparation which are manufactured from recycled or reclaimed timbers. The wood may have been exposed to a number of chemicals over its lifetime as flooring, cabinetry, or in the building structures of some of our most contaminated old factories and warehouses. There may be a residual of chemicals embedded into the grain structure (nasties such as toxic adhesives, insecticides, insect faecal droppings, lead, etc.) which cannot be fully washed away, sanded out or cut off. New timbers are by far the best option as their provenance is known from germination and they are harvested in a controlled environment.

Livos Oil is Food Safe –  it is the perfect bacteria proof conditioner for any food preparation surface and any utensil made of wood which is used for direct or indirect contact with food. Livos Oil The original Hardwax Oil is based on natural vegetable oils and waxes. It is micro-porous and does not crack, flake, peel or blister. It is water-repellent. It also enriches, beautifies and reveals the gorgeous grain in high quality wood. Using the oil on wooden kitchen items periodically will prevent absorption of food odours and ease cleaning, as well as maintain the integrity of the wood, which is otherwise subjected to repeated wetting and drying in the course of use. If you would like further information regarding Livos, please see MSDS.

Latest Gluing Techniques - timber gluing technology has come a long way in past years. It is not unusual to create a glue joint to be as strong as the timber itself, if not stronger. We use FDA approved glue in our boards.

Manoeuvrable - we use a clear, non-slip, non-marking boot so you can reposition your board with ease when you need to, but will keep the board in place when you’re cutting. The boots also allow for airflow to the underside of the board.

Water sits on top of the burnished surface

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