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Epicurean board peeling off...

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I have been using Epicurean cutting boards for quite some time. I just noticed that one of them, probably two to three years old, is beginning to peel off. When I scrape a knife over it, there is brownish residue (photo attached). Has anyone experienced this?

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asked about 3 years ago
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pierino

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added about 3 years ago

First, I'm not a big fan of Epicurean boards. I do own one but it was a gift. Probably you should not be "scraping" with the blade (it's bad for your knife). Use the back of the knife for removing debris. As far as what is coming off the surface, I have no idea.

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added about 3 years ago

Well, first of all, everything has a life span. As for running it through the dishwasher, I've not found that to cause it to break down. As concerns your knife, using its spine (the back side) to scrape anything is always a good thought.

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QueenSashy

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added about 3 years ago

I should have mentioned that scraping with a blade is a little nasty habit of mine that’s impossible to get rid of :)
littleman, do you know what is the lifespan of Epicurean boards?

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added about 3 years ago

The boards are made from wood fibers glued together under pressure with some sort of resin. I'd toss it and get a real wooden one.

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added about 3 years ago

I own two epicurean boards (hmm, for over 6 years) and LOVE them. Haven't had the problem you have shown however I have average knife skills. Call customer service and explain the problem and email the pic. Bet they send you a new one!

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added about 3 years ago

Next! Things don't last like they used to. If you loved it get another one. The only right thing to do is toss the disintegrating one. :)