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John Boos 10-Inch Square Maple Mezzaluna Herb Cutting Board


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  • Hard-maple cutting board with end-grain construction and natural oil finish
  • Round, concave bowl-shaped interior for tidy, efficient chopping
  • Smart alternative to plastic--easier on knives and won't harbor bacteria
  • Cut-out base promotes easy transfer of food from board to dish; hand wash and oil regularly
  • Measures 10 by 10 by 2 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000I050NE
  • Item model number: CHB-1010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,538 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

John Boos Square Maple Mezzaluna Herb Cutting Board

10 by 10 by 2 inches

Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. This hard rock maple, mezzaluna cutting board measures 10 by 10 inches (WxL) and is 2 inches thick. The US made board features edge grain construction with a rounded mezzaluna bowl inside--ideal for mincing fresh herbs and other seasonings.

John Boos & Company circa 1900.

The History of John Boos & Co

In business since 1887, John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in South Central Illinois. Founder, Conrad Boos Sr. named the business after his son, John and for years, worked out of a blacksmith shop in Effingham. The blacksmith used a Sycamore tree placed on three legs to straighten horseshoes. The wooden block absorbed the shock of the hammer. In 1890, a local butcher realized the block could be used for cutting meat, and had one made. The word spread to surrounding small towns and cities and by 1911, John Boos was shipping from coast to coast.

In 1956, John Boos began to sell some of their products for home use. Today, John Boos cutting boards are found in hotels and restaurant kitchens, culinary schools, and on televised cooking shows. The old craftsmen work ethic is still around at John Boos, with a few changes.Premium Hard Rock Maple lumber from the surrounding Mid-West and Northern States is used in place of Sycamore lumber. And John Boos automation has replaced much of the older equipment with the exception of the 1942 block press which is very much in use today.

John Boos & Co. utilizes 100% of their raw material to benefit the manufacturing processes. The smallest lumber scraps are transformed into sawdust and used to generate electricity and create steam to fuel the boilers.

The Early Years

In 1892 the Boos family sold interest in the company to the Gravenhorst family. In 1895 the building burned and was rebuilt. In 1899 they moved to the present site of 315 South First Street for more space.

In 1920, they added extra buildings and kilns.. By the 1940s, butcher blocks were found in every restaurant, food store and butcher shop in America.

Last Half of the Century

Following WWII, the company added a dry kiln, increased its office space, and added manufacturing space. The shipping docks were enlarged while warehousing space and new products were added.

The company continued expanding through the 60s and '70s with the growth of its metal table market with synthetic tops, stainless-steel tops, or maple tops. Even though the government was tough on wood products through the 1970s and '80s, the company continued to grow with its new line of BDL store fixtures, park benches, and other butcher block furniture.

Current Products & Markets

The wood and metal products are listed with the National Sanitation Foundation, the leader in sanitation agencies for approving equipment to be installed in foodservice and supermarket operations. The products must have approval of various sanitation agencies in order to be accepted by the industry.

John Boos & Co. Cucina butcher blocks and cutting boards are used by celebrity chefs throughout the USA, including Charlie Trotter, Ming Tsai, Paul Kahan, Susan Spicer, Mary Sue Milliken, and Susan Feninger. In addition, chef’s featured on "The Food Network", such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, prepare meals every day on John Boos cutting boards. In 1994, we were we were 1 of 22 companies awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence in Foodservice Equipment by the Chefs of America at a ceremony conducted at Carnegie Hall in NYC.

John Boos & Company Today

The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 square feet in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 square feet in Philipsburg, PA and Suring, WI. The company’s four dry kilns dry up to 210,000 board feet of lumber on a continual basis. Most of the hardwoods used for manufacturing are shipped from the Great Lakes, while the stainless steel comes from warehouses and distribution centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

Care and Maintenance

Keeping Your Board Sanitized

Wash your John Boos cutting board with hot soapy water after each use and dry it with a clean towel or let it air dry. For further sanitation, the board can be rinsed with a vinegar or chlorine bleach solution. (1 teaspoon bleach to one quart of water/5-to-1 ratio of vinegar to water) Do not soak the board in water--this will damage the wood. Wood cutting boards are NOT dishwasher-safe.

Maintaining Your Board

Oil your cutting board on all surfaces every 3-4 weeks. The Boos block cream finish with beeswax (included with the board) will protect and prolong the board’s life. We recommend using John Boos Mystery Oil and/or Boos Block Cream with Beeswax.

Research: Plastic vs. Wooden Cutting Boards

Led by Dean O. Cliver, Ph.D, a research team compared plastic and wooden cutting boards to find out how to best disinfect wooden cutting boards from bacteria. They found that disease bacteria were not recoverable from both new and older knife-scarred wooden surfaces in a short time after they were applied, unless very large numbers were used. They found that while new plastic surfaces allowed the bacteria to persist, they were easily cleaned and disinfected. However, they found that older, knife-scarred plastic surfaces were impossible to clean and disinfect manually, especially when food residues such as chicken fat were present. Further, they found that if a sharp knife is used to cut into the work surfaces after used plastic or wood has been contaminated with bacteria and cleaned manually, more bacteria are recovered from the plastic surface than from the wood surface.

The research team has no commercial relationships to John Boos or any other company making cutting boards. They believe, on the basis of their published and to-be-published research that food can be prepared safely on wooden cutting surfaces and that plastic cutting surfaces present some disadvantages. In conclusion, they believe their research shows evidence that wooden cutting boards are not a hazard to human health, but plastic cutting boards may be.

Customer Reviews

Great quality and very sturdy... highly recommended!
John R. Cason
The first thing I noticed when I put the two together, is that these items CAN NOT be used together.
J. Bellas
I contacted the company both by email and phone and they will not replace the board.
EB of akron

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By J. Bellas on January 19, 2009
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I purchased this John Boos 10x10x2 Maple Mezzaluna Herb Board with the Nigella Lawson Bliss Herb Chopper Mezzaluna, Brushed. I was impressed with both, believing these items to be of top quality. First of all, pairing these two items together is ridiculous. The first thing I noticed when I put the two together, is that these items CAN NOT be used together. The curvature of the John Boos board is such that the radius of the board is much smaller than the radius of the beautiful Nigella Lawson knife. Impressed with the quality of both, I ended up purchasing the Nigella Lawson Mezzaluna board and also a J.A. Henckels Twin Select Mincing Knife. These two items fit well with the two items above.

I am not giving the two star review because of the misleading information that is presented suggesting that the Boos Board & the Nigella Lawson chopper were compatible (again, I repeat that they are NOT COMPATIBLE). The knife was beautiful and very worthy of the many five star reviews it has received. The board, on the other hand, was a big disappointment. I took special care to apply mineral oil on both sides of the board, normally considered a requirement of maintaining any fine chopping block. At any rate, I used the board with the Henckels mincing knife and found that it worked excellent. However, after this single use, after I returned home from a business trip, I found that the board had cracked on the side of the John Boos engraving, all the way through the board for a length of 2 inches. The four legs of the board no longer made contact with a flat surface. In my assessment, it appears that the wood was not properly cured before it was first assembled.

I give two stars instead of 1 star because of Amazon's excellent customer service.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By WB Hickok on August 24, 2011
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Great board - built of good quality and it must work with some kind of knife but the Wusthof 9-Inch Double Mezzaluna is not one of them!!! Why Amazon shows these two like they belong together I do not understand. I received a quick refund with not a problem at all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steph on December 24, 2012
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The board itself is fine, but I was very disappointed to see that it has 6 large black blotches on it, all on the upper surfaces. I spoke to the company about this, and was told to send in photos showing these marks. I sent Melanie@johnboos.com 5 photos that clearly showed the problem. She responded that those marks were within their "tolerance level." She said that those marks were a normal part of the wood. I wrote back and said that their tolerance level was way too loose, and if I saw this product in a store with so many black marks on it I would either not buy it or ask for a discount. She replied that there was nothing she could do about it.

I am writing this comment so that future potential buyers would know that their bowl would not really look like the beautiful one in the official photo.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Greta Brown on April 13, 2014
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I bought this as a gift for an avid cook and after a few uses it split in 6 places. The john boos company would not return calls or emails! Awful customer service! I definitely would not recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EB of akron on April 15, 2014
I have a great mezzaluna knife and thought this board would be a great companion. I used it only 4-5 times before several very large splits appeared in the board. It is absolutely unusable even though I followed care directions and used their board cream after every use. I contacted the company both by email and phone and they will not replace the board. They didn't even bother to return the emails and the phone representative said they were too busy to answer emails. She said they wouldn't replace the board but did say she would double check and get back to me. Needless to say I never heard another word from them. I would not recommend this product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kenn Lucas on March 2, 2014
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Nice product. Typical high-end Boos stuff.

It didn;t fit the mezzaluna I bought. Even though the dimensions said they are the same measurement. Probably should post the mesurement of the "bowl" if they are going to do that.

I had to return mine becuase of the size, but I did like it a lot. With the exception of that giant Boos logo again like they force on you everywhere. Ugh.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John R. Cason on February 7, 2010
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This was a Christmas gift from my financé. I treated it with chopping block oil (aka mineral oil) and have had no problems with it yet. It cleans easily & I have not seen one manufacturers flaw in the wood. Great quality and very sturdy... highly recommended!
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By Kevin W. on March 14, 2014
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Boos wood cutting boards are great. I already have 1. This 10 inch set up for the mesaluna knife is THE addition for my kitchen tools.quality hard wood, the right size dip for scooping minced garlic and herbs.
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