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John Boos 20 by 15 by 2.25-Inch Reversible Cutting Board with Groove and Hand Grips

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  • Cutting board measures 20 by 15-inch; 2.25-inch thick
  • Reversible cutting board made in the usa of hard rock maple with edge-grain construction
  • One side features a smooth surface, reverse side features juice groove
  • Integrated hand grips for convenience; cream finish with beeswax
  • Hand wash and oil periodically for best results
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John Boos Reversible Cutting Board with Groove and Hand Grips

20 by 15 by 2.25 inches

Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made in the US, this reversible hard rock maple wood cutting board measures 20 by 15 by 2.25 inches (LxWxH). The board features quality edge grain construction with two work surfaces. One side offers a smooth surface, while the other provides a juice groove to catch spills and excess liquid. The board is equipped with integrated hand grips for convenience.

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.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 15 x 2.2 inches ; 17.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 18.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B004REGR4S
  • Item model number: RA02-GRV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,187 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Works very well, which is to say it does nothing when I use it. It just stays there, doesn't slide around, and doesn't show wear after a month of moderate-to-heavy use.

2.25 inch thickness seems to be about right to preempt warping and to give it the needed weight.

HINT: Before ordering, take your present cutting surface and raise it to the 2-1/4 inch height of this board, just to make sure you are comfortable with adding that extra height to your counter top. It makes a difference, but one that most people should adapt to easily.

Amazon fulfillment didn't do that great a job though. Mine came poorly wrapped, and with a resultant small dent.

7/26/2013 It's now 6 month later, and I am still very pleased with the cutting board. REMEMBER TO OIL IT REGULARLY, but no need to do so with the horribly over-priced Boos mineral oil.

3/24/2014
Why have I soured on this product, downgrading it from 5 to 2 stars? After 14 months, it is decomposing almost before my eyes. Look at the attached brief video to see why I can no longer recommend this product.
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The John Boos (JB) 20 x 15 x 2.5 cutting board is a necessary addition to any home cook. I finally retired the one I had used for 25 years. It still looked good because I kept it conditioned......I just wanted a new toy. The other one went to Good Will so someone can get another 25 years out of it. I cannot imagine carving a roast without my JB. My Wusthof knives shred composite boards as well as cutting mats. According to the latest information I have read, composite boards harbor more bacteria.
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The John Boos 20 x 15 x 2.5 cutting board is exactly what I've been looking for. I use it constantly. It is thick, will not move around on the counter while in use and has a deep channel which comes in handy when carving meat. The board is a permanent item on the counter. Love it!
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I just received this new Boos Carving Block this evening and I am thrilled with it! This is my 3rd Boos Block and the quality of all of them is Fantastic as usual. I needed to replace my plastic carving board with a WELL because it got warped and the juice from meats were getting all over the floor or on the counter tops! I had just had it. But for the past 8 or more years I have been a very loyal BOOS Block customer because of their exceptional quality and workmanship. I first got a Boos Block over 8 years ago when I saw one that was about 34" tall with 4 legs and a very thick block on top. It was very expensive back then but the quality was fantastic...so we had to buy it! I don't know what I would do without it. It stays right next to our kitchen island and is used constantly - everyday! Then about 5 years ago I bought one to put on top of our kitchen counter so the 2 of us could be chopping - cutting - dicing at the same time. Now I needed to replace an old - plastic - and VERY warped cutting board with a well around it to capture the juice from carving turkeys - chickens - roasts etc. The warped plastic one was letting the juice drip on the floor or the counter tops and I had finally had it! So I went on the internet and found a GREAT Boos Carving block on Amazon at a pretty reasonable price. When I opened up the package tonight I was amazed at how HEAVY the block was and how sturdy it is too! This block will NEVER EVER WARP - and I don't think anyone makes a better product than BOOS! When it comes to Butcher blocks and carving blocks - you can't find a better product than a BOOS!! And it is made in the USA! This one even has carved notches on the 2 sides so you can turn it over to use the other side too. What a BEAUTIFUL and great quality product!
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I can't begin to tell you how many cutting boards I've gone through; always searching for that perfect one. I've used everything from Corian boards to those flimsy plastic things and have never in my life been so satisfied with a purchase. I've owned this board for nearly a year now and all I can say is that THIS BOARD IS WONDERFUL! It is very substantial and heavy so it doesn't shift around on my countertop (especially if you put a kitchen towel under it), my knives love it because it does not dull the edges, and it is beautifully crafted and sturdy. I use the grooved side for cutting meats and poultry and the flat side for vegetables, etc. It is an absolute joy to use and is not too difficult to care for. I use warm soapy water with regular dish soap and I oil it faithfully every month. It looks nearly brand new. I use the Boos Board Cream but I understand that simple food grade mineral oil, i.e., laxative, works well too. One tip for oiling the board: wrap one hand in a plastic grocery bag (like a mitten) and use it to rub the oil/cream into the board. You can use the other hand to dispense the product onto the wrapped hand or directly onto the board. When you're finished, simply pull the bag off inside out and dispose of it. This method drastically cuts down on the mess. Let the oil soak in for 24 hours if possible (I stand it on one end) and wipe the excess off with a paper towel. You really can't go wrong with this cutting board.
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