This board gets few if any cuts or scratches in it when used with straight-edged knives. It cleans up extremely well, and although it is thin and easy to store taking up little space, it is also very stable. It does not slip on the counter top, and, most important, it cleans up better than any type of material I have ever used. Keeping cutting boards clean and bacteria-free is so essential, and this board makes it simple. I scrub it with soapy water with a brush in all directions on both sides, and it never holds the smell of any traces of food. I HIGHLY recommend this cutting board for all food uses. This one is my second addition, and now that there are several other sizes, I will be adding more, I'm sure.