I;ve got a bambo cutting board. What's the difference between that and a Boos board? Should I set my bambo board on fire, and replace it?
Some have told me bamboo is too hard (damage the knife), some have told me it's just fine. Teak is considered the best; I'm looking at a 2 inch thick endgrain Proteak 16x12 board for my large, to replace plastic composite my parents bought me when I moved out (which I have always hated, since day one). Every few years when the damage gets extensive enough that the scratches and gashes don't just heal shut upon getting wet, I'll plane an eighth inch off and buff it smooth, and there you go.
That is, of course, a $75 cutting board. The fact that I can resurface it (it does NOT have a juice channel, something I specifically selected against!) is my major buying decision. I have a pattern of paying slightly more than reasonable prices for one-time purchases, and indulging myself in luxury in that way: a $40 pine Hangiri that'll crack and dry in 1-2 years (and never work well anyway) vs $100 for the same thing in resin-rich cypress (that'll last for a lifetime). Of course I have access to a planer, orbital sander, etc. You don't want to go spending $100 on a cutting board and then every 2 years find someone you can pay $40 to resurface it for you, that's just stupid.