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John Boos Chop-N-Slice 20-by-15-Inch Maple Cutting Board


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20 by 15-Inch
  • Solid, reversible maple-wood cutting board with natural oil finish
  • 2 flat surfaces for chopping, slicing, dicing, mincing, and more
  • Great alternative to plastic--easier on knives and won't harbor bacteria
  • Hand wash and oil regularly for best results
  • Measures 20 by 15 by 1-1/4 inches
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Product Details

Size: 20 by 15-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 15 x 1.2 inches ; 9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00063QBFE
  • Item model number: 214
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,105 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Size: 20 by 15-Inch

John Boos Chop-N-Slice Maple Cutting Board

20 by 15 by 1.25 inches

Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made of solid hard rock maple with edge-grain construction for durability, the Chop-N-Slice reversible cutting board provides two flat sides and slightly rounded edges for comfortable handling. The finely crafted board, which measures 20 by 15 by 1.25 inches, works well for a variety of food-prep tasks, whether chopping meat, slicing and dicing fruits and vegetables, or mincing fresh herbs.

John Boos Wooden Cutting Boards

More attractive and durable than plastic alternatives, wooden cutting boards also can inhibit bacteria growth and are easier on knives. Boos cutting boards are manufactured by John Boos & Co. in Effingham, Illinois, which has been manufacturing high-quality wood cutting boards, butcher blocks, and countertops since 1887.

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 Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I have had this board for less than 30 days and it is already starting to split where the planks are glued together.
Robert D. Patrick
I am very impressed with the quality of the Boos cutting board; the thickness and the finish on the product were excellent.
Barbara L. Gray
Care is typical and I also highly recommend using the Mystery Oil initially and regularly to keep your board in top shape.
Tony

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

67 of 71 people found the following review helpful By K B on September 19, 2010
Size Name: 20 by 15-Inch Verified Purchase
I received the Maple Chop & Slice 1 1/2" board for Xmas '09, and despite all the hype, I am disappointed with it. It began to split within a few weeks and now has several splits. As a home chef, I use the board daily, it is not allowed to remain 'wet' (such as with fruit juices), is wiped clean after each project and is wiped clean and dried, not immersed. It was conditioned before use and regularly since. Therefore, the three stars. Otherwise, the size and weight is great. If I had to buy one (which I probably will sooner than later) again, I would opt for an end cut and thicker board.

BTW, anyone know if there is a warranty on their products? I emailed BooS customer service but never received a reply.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Danao on January 14, 2013
Size Name: 16 by 10-Inch Verified Purchase
I had to return the first board I received from Amazon because it was dented on both cutting services and on the sides as well. Boos does nothing to pad it's board so it's on Amazon to package the board properly. Amazon threw a few pieces of the large bubble wrap and did not adequately secure the board, so of course it was damaged in transit. The second replacement shipment was even worse. Only one side had bubble wrap and the board once again had dents in it. Taking the advice of another reviewer who replied to one of my comments, I used a damp cloth and an iron to bring out the compression dents.

So problem solved, right? NO. The second board was also not smooth at all. It was so rough that you could actually see pieces of wood coming up all over the board and felt very rough when I ran my hand over it on both sides. I debated on whether or not to return yet another board and decided it would be best to just buy some sandpaper and smooth the board out myself. I'm happy with the board now but I should not have to iron out dents and sand a brand new board.

There are two issues plaguing this board:

1) The quality control at Boos is clearly suspect as the board was very poorly sanded. Also, they should probably package their boards with a little more than just plastic wrap.

2) Amazon packaging. This continues to get worse as the years go on and for a heavy and sensitive item like this, it should be packaged with some degree of care. My board was improperly packaged twice.

My girlfriend ordered the same board but from a 3rd party via Amazon and they packed it in packing peanuts. The board showed up in perfect condition. Why can't Amazon do that??
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By ahbuhjee on April 9, 2012
Size Name: 20 by 15-Inch Verified Purchase
I'm a big fan of Boos traditional butcher blocks, but this clearly does not live up to the standards of Boos. I picked this up for my short stint in a small apartment where my butcher block was not practical. I oiled regularly, but the board developed a rough texture and begin to warp after a few weeks. I was useful for what it was, but will not make the trip back home and will find itself in a landfill.

Do yourself and stick with the thicker, end grain butcher blocks.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Karen D. Mayfield on November 17, 2011
Size Name: 20 by 15-Inch Verified Purchase
I've had this board for over a year and just noticed that it's warped and split down the middle. The significant thing is that I don't use it for chopping! I bought it for its size and the way it looks to cover the surface of a cart, and my juicer and blender sit atop it. It's never been oiled, but it's never been wet either. I'm surprised and disappointed.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By L. McClendon on June 28, 2013
Size Name: 20 by 15-Inch Verified Purchase
The whole cutting board has a very big crack in it that wasn't there when I peeled the plastic off (at least I don't think it was). It's a very deep crack. It's only been on my kitchen counter since I opened. I would not recommend this product.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. Payne on November 16, 2013
Size Name: 16 by 10-Inch Verified Purchase
This board fell apart way too quickly. I now have a sliver of a cutting board and a slightly larger sliver of a cutting board.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By SilverStarWind on September 23, 2008
Size Name: 16 by 10-Inch
This is a decent cutting surface to be used as a back up or if you cook with others and want a second surface or have very tight kitchen space. It is fairly small, but since I have a large end grain board, it is sized right as a small backup board for me. I will use one side for small cutting jobs and the other surface as a cheese and cracker/appetizer board for get togethers.

I have a few issues with the board at the price. The edges have no radius on them and are uncomfortably sharp. They need to be sanded round before use in my view. This should be done with an 1/8" or 1/4" machined radius on all corners during manufacture.

Secondly the board came with a plane mark stripe (done when planing the surface in manufacture) across the entire width of one cutting surface. The stripe is brown which leads me to believe it was burnt into the surface by the cutting blades as the board stopped moving through the planer for some reason.

Finally, the the other side had two noticeable compression dents right out of the box. Rock Maple is not easy to dent. This board was not packed well and the board was loose in the box with no padding on the interior of the box on the bottom surface. Sure enough, there were two impact perforation dents on the bottom of the box that convince me improper packing & shipping resulted in the compression dents.

That said, at this price a plane mark across an entire surface width, and the sharp edges add to my mark down of two stars. It is functional, but at the price with shipping, these finish issues are not acceptable in my book.
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