glass is utter hell on knives, but most people don't have very sharp knives at home anyway.
Originally Posted by Graycat
wood cutting boards will be destroyed if put in the dishwasher. they cannot withstand the detergent nor the force of the super hot water. wipe clean with a damp cloth and rub with mineral oil every now and again and they last forever.
i have butcher block counters that i LOVE and look great. no cutting boards needed.
to the op, the idea is generous, but changing your mom's habits may prove a challenge.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway