I have no idea which would last well, wash well and not cost a fortune! I love the butchers block type thing but want something with a grooves around the edge as we have lots of roasts (to catch the juices etc.)
TK Maxx have loads but I don't know what would be a waste of money or just and useless.
I've has this weird discussion with friends about highchairs too. Doesn't wood release an enzyme which is bacteriacidal? I know, it defies logic but I'll find the link. I do have plastic and glass(they're terrible) ones too.
Actually, I do think that I need one of those carving things with prongs like my Dad used to use. I was just trying to make it multi-functional with having a tiny kitchen and not much storage space.