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John Boos Reversible Cutting Board, 24 by 18 by 1.5-Inch, Walnut


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24 x 18 x 1.5-inch
  • Cutting board measures 18 by 12-Inch
  • Board is 1.5-Inch thick
  • Stunning edge grain construction
  • Reversible with hand grips
  • John Boos: Made in the USA since 1887
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John Boos Reversible Cutting Board, 24 by 18 by 1.5-Inch, Walnut + John Boos Mystery Butcher Block Oil, 16 ounces + John Boos 5 Ounce Block Board Cream with Beeswax (1 Tube)
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Product Details

Size: 24 x 18 x 1.5-inch
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 18 x 1.5 inches ; 15 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 15.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B002ACKG8C
  • Item model number: WAL-R02
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,080 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Size: 24 x 18 x 1.5-inch

John Boos Reversible Walnut Cutting Board

24 by 18 by 1.5 inches

Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. The reversible, walnut cutting board measures 24 by 18 by 1.5 inches (LxWxH) with two flat sides for cutting and slightly rounded edges. The board features beautiful edge grain construction and is equipped with handgrips on the ends for easy transport from countertop to stovetop.

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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What is pictured is not what you will receive.
TWL
This cutting board is beautiful and we have gotten many comments on how great it looks in our kitchen.
Carol Adamson
Way too expensive to have stain come off just by applying the oil.
Reading Isfun

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By TWL on February 28, 2013
Size Name: 24 x 18 x 1.5-inch Verified Purchase
Although the board is sturdy and spacious, the fact is that it is not disclosed in the description of the product that the board will be two toned. The board had a white strip across both sides so it marred the uncluttered look I was trying to achieve in my kitchen. What is pictured is not what you will receive. Buyer beware.

This is a follow up review after 2 weeks of usage. The cutting board has started to warp. It has been under normal home use conditions so it is surprising that the warping is starting so soon. I am going to try to oil the block and see whether it flattens out. Will update review.

This is a follow up review after 2 months of usage. The oiling of the block on the concave side and using the reverse side for the last month did the trick and the cutting board is now flat again after about a month. I now reverse the cutting board regularly so that both sides get equal amounts of use and moisture. I oil both sides every 3-4 weeks to keep the board in shape.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Burich on August 25, 2014
Size Name: 24 x 18 x 2.25-inch Verified Purchase
Functional AND beautiful - what more could you want in a utilitarian item like a cutting board? You might be considering an end grain board instead, but I cook 3 meals a day, nearly 7 days a week and edge grain boards work just fine. As far as feet or no feet - I wanted the ability to use both sides of the board, but I know they need ventilation and to remain dry to avoid problems. My solution? I bought some inexpensive stick-on rubber feet. When the day comes that I may want to flip the board over I can just remove them and put new ones on the other side. No holes to worry about and the stick-on feet hold the board tight to the countertop.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carol Adamson on May 10, 2013
Size Name: 24 x 18 x 1.5-inch Verified Purchase
This cutting board is beautiful and we have gotten many comments on how great it looks in our kitchen. I was initially concerned for the color of the wood after reading other comments, but ours turned out great. (No odd light-colored stripes.) The finish on the board was pretty rough when we first received it, but my husband has since sanded with a very fine grit to get to a desired smoothness. I wouldn't say the roughness was a defect, as much as a personal preference. Overall, a fantastic, sturdy cutting board.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Reading Isfun on February 24, 2013
Size Name: 24 x 18 x 1.5-inch Verified Purchase
The board is nice and hefty, however when applying the oil to the board today I wiped off the excess oil and a bunch of stain as well. I'm grossed out thinking the stain could get into the food I will cut up on the board. I have tile counters, so I'll keep it as a stable working surface, but I'll use another board to cut food. Way too expensive to have stain come off just by applying the oil.
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