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John Boos 18 by 12 by 2.25-Inch Reversible Cherry Cutting Board

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  • Cutting board measures 18 by 12-inch; 2.25-inch thick
  • Cherry wood, edge grain construction
  • Reversible with hand grips
  • Hand wash and oil periodically for best results
  • Smart alternative to plastic--easier on knives and won't harbor bacteria
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Product Description

John Boos Reversible Cherry Cutting Board

18 by 12 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, the reversible cherry wood cutting board features quality end grain construction and measures 18 by 12 by 2.25 inches (LxWxH). Integrated hand grips are included for easy transport from counter to stove or table top.

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: 18 x 12 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B005H1UO08
  • Item model number: CHY-RA01
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,731 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tony attriola on February 6, 2014
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I had previously bought a block from Mountain Woods, when I got it I discovered the jointing was substandard and the the wood was bamboo, made in Vietnam, so I returned it the next day.

Through other user comments I discovered John Boos. I went to their website and researched their product, it looked like just what I wanted so I ordered this butcher block.

When I got it, it was just as described, made in USA, perfectly jointed and surfaced, couldn't ask for more.

I highly recommend this block and others made by John Boos, this is the real thing.
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By Art on July 4, 2015
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This board replaces a different beautiful Boos cherry end cut board that was beautiful as well. However it had feet that had rubber coming off and thus unstable. My review is here-be sure to read additional comment:http://www.amazon.com/review/RU2CKXCTMW2B1/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0018XXGA4&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=284507&store=kitchen .
What I like about this board is that it has no feet-making it reversable. The 2.25 inch depth feels "grounded". The wood grain is absolutely beautiful. I do view these boards as "lifetime" quality craftsmanship that is worth the extra money as I use them at least twice daily, and it is such a visible integral part of my kitchen. The only "wish" is that I might like to have a groove on one side for meats.The groove on my previous board was often in the way as things got caught when sliding cuttings over edge.into pans or bowls, which is why I would only want a groove on ONE side or none at all. My previous board that I returned limited me because of the groove on one side, and feet on the other. This board is definitely more functional. Do yourself a favor and find a board you'll be comfortable with for years to come.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joe Allison on December 28, 2012
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After reading some of the reviews I ordered this cutting board. Upon recieving it, I was throughly disappointed to see that it was dried ouit and had numerous deep cracks in it. I sent it back and bought several Wusthof boards that were only about $25 each and work just fine for my Wusthof knives
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