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John Boos 18" Round Walnut Chopping Block


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  • Made from end-grain blocks of solid walnut treated with an oil finish
  • Measures 18-inch by 3-inch
  • Features dark chocolate undertones mixed with creamy toffee highlights
  • Blends in comfortably in both rustic and formal settings
  • Made in USA
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 18 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: B0018XXG7M
  • Item model number: WAL-CCB183-R
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,406 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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John Boos Round Walnut Chopping Block

18-inch diameter

Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made in the US, this solid walnut cutting board features end grain construction with a natural oil finish. The board measures 18 inches in diameter and 3 inches thick. Beautiful and functional, the board features dark chocolate undertones mixed with creamy toffee highlights that blend comfortably in both rustic and formal settings.

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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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful By D. Ryan on January 23, 2008
This block is beautiful until you turn it over. It is not stated clearly but the block is not reversible and the quality of the underside can include holes or knots (see below). I am happy with it but would not buy this block for the $'s if I was to choose again.

Quote directly from John Boos "There can be knot or hole in the bottom and this will not effect the durability of the cutting board. This board is also and end grain board which this is a common occurrence for the board to have the knots and holes as this one does. This board is not reversible that is why there can be knots to hole in the bottom. If the customer wants to return the board they will have to pay for the freight to be returned and a 25% restocking fee."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Georgia on October 20, 2013
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When I first received this it was beautiful as expected, but after about 2 weeks, it began to split down the middle. For the price, I expected a much higher quality. I have another generic butcher block that I paid a lot less for that is still perfect after years!
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By Randy Williams on December 6, 2013
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The board is beautiful... I had my eye on it for awhile, randomly one day on amazon the price dropped by $100 and I scooped it up. Its a eye stopper in any kitchen. Make sure you get the oil and treat every 2-3 weeks to keep it looking awesome...
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Adam C. Grace on November 15, 2011
I was able to get this cutting board for under $90. I am not sure whether or not I would purchase it for the full price (+$250). It is amazing. Looks good-its a big block of wood. When you really aware and are able to break down the very simple process it takes to create something like this, less the industrial grade sanders and circle cutters, it makes it really hard to justify the price a bit. They did a great job- however at the end of the day its a bunch of 3" stubs of walnut glued together, cut into an 18" circle by a single machine and then sanded for a few minutes. I guess I will just have to follow up in a year to report back on the full use.
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