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John Boos 23-3/4-Inch Square Reversible Maple Cutting Board with Gravy Groove


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  • Solid, reversible maple-wood cutting board with natural oil finish
  • 2 smooth work surfaces; 1 side with gravy groove to catch drips and excess liquid
  • Smart alternative to plastic--easier on knives and won't harbor bacteria
  • Lip on each end keeps board flush with countertop; hand wash and oil regularly for best results
  • Measures 23-3/4 by 23-3/4 by 1-1/4 inches
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John Boos 23-3/4-Inch Square Reversible Maple Cutting Board with Gravy Groove + John Boos Mystery Butcher Block Oil, 16 ounces + John Boos 5 Ounce Block Board Cream with Beeswax (1)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 23.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 22 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00063QBCW
  • Item model number: KNEB24S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,987 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

John Boos Square Reversible Maple Cutting Board with Gravy Groove

23.75 by 23.75 by 1.25 inches

Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made in the US of maple wood , with edge grain construction, this reversible cutting board measures 23.75 by 23.75 by 1.25 inches (LxWxH). The cutting board features two work surfaces, one with a gravy groove to catch drips and excess liquid. Each end features a lip to keep the board flush with your countertop. The board is finished with natural oil to preserve the wood.

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.



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Works great and is very well made.
Aaron Oja
I have been looking for quite some time for a large cutting board and this one is really great.
KW
It becomes part of the countertop and is very stable.
Kathleen Smith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Laura Erickson on November 8, 2009
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I live in an apartment with a small kitchen, and the counters are too high for me to comfortably knead bread. I have a 2' x 2' table that is a better height for me, and I bought this to put on the table. It's perfect. The craftsmanship is superb, and I love that it's reversible, so I can do basic cutting and chopping vegetables on the grooved side, and flip it over for bread-making. I looked in stores and couldn't find anything that was just right--much less something made in America with sustainably-grown maple! This is as environmentally sound a product as it is lovely.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frank G. on January 2, 2012
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I initially balked at spending this much money on a cutting board, but boy am I glad my wife talked me into this one! The Boos Block is incredible. Solid, sturdy, and well-crafted; plus, it's more than easy on the eyes. This thing lives on the end of the island in our kitchen, where it sees daily use. I can't tell you how many complements we've received about it from our friends -- the pictures on Amazon really don't do it justice. It's definitely an all-around winner.

We use the side with the "gravy groove" for everyday work, like slicing bread, chopping vegetables, etc. The flat side is reserved for dough work, such as rolling out a pizza or making pie crust. Since the wood can absorb some of the stronger odors, this is a good method for preventing cross-contamination. No one wants and onion-flavored apple pie, right?

Given it's size and weight, clean-up is a bit more involved than the usual "throw it in the dishwasher." For routine cleaning, a little hot soapy water and a sponge does the trick. We have a divided sink, so it's impossible to put the block all the way down it; there's a usually a bit of a balancing act going on, but it works out okay. Since it's all natural wood, it does need to be conditioned occasionally. We've been using the John Boos Mystery Oil Butcher Block Oil about once a month, and that seems to do the trick. There is also the John Boos Board Cream, which is billed as being less messy than the oil, although we haven't tried it yet.

This Boos Block, like all the company's products, is made in the United States.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GW on October 31, 2011
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This is the PERFECT cutting board. I was interested in something wider than this at first but when I thought about how I use my current cutting board this seemed to be a nice idea getting the extra depth and having the little raised lip in the back. It's been great so far. I leave it out on my island next to the cooktop and when i have to chop several ingredients I can just push the finished items to the back and keep chopping on the front part.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim on November 2, 2011
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I love this cutting board! It stays in place, it looks great, it's so nice and solid, and the size accommodates big chopping jobs. It even has the gravy groove on one side so we can carve a roast or turkey without getting it all over the counter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John H. Gruver VINE VOICE on October 24, 2011
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I really like this board! Room to do all my bread/pizza crust stuff on the smooth side, and excellent for cutting roast beef on the other with juices collected in the grooves. Not very often that my planned purchase fulfills 100% my expectation, but this one does. Try it, you'll be happy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn E. Coogan on February 22, 2009
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This countertop board is wonderful! And well worth the price. I use it EVERY meal and it's great for baking.....pies, bread, etc. and extremely valuable for cutting and carving.
LOVE IT....LOVE IT!

Every visitor to my home comments on how nice it looks and how much they'd like to have one.
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By Keith on April 8, 2014
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Five Stars because this is hands down the best cutting board I have ever seen or owned. The quality of the craftmanship is really remarkable - this is probably the last cutting board I will ever have to buy.

That being said, I was not so impressed with Amazon's Packaging. I opted for a used board, with free shipping, because the savings made the purchase justifiable in my mind. The particular used one that I chose admitted "minor cosmetic damage, may come repackaged." The package arrived three days after the time quoted by the shipping email, and when it arrived, the corner of one of the overhanging lips was broken off. Kinda disappointed with that, but hey, free shipping is free shipping. A quick trip to the hardware store for some glue, clamps, and sandpaper, and its as good as new, and still half the list price.
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This is a beautiful cutting board. I bought a new one, which is bigger then my original one. I know they are spendy, but worth the price. Now I'm sorry that I don't have this one at my other place. It becomes part of the countertop and is very stable.
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