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- Boos Board Cream is designed to replenish the moisture lost over time and from repeated washings
- Ideal for wooden cutting boards, butcher blocks, wood utensils and countertops
- All natural formula of unbleached beeswax and food-grade mineral oil: safe for use on food prep surfaces
- 5 ounce capacity
- Simple to use: spread evenly over desired surface; let cream soak in (preferably overnight, wipe off excess
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John Boos Board Cream
Protects the life of your board!
Board cream is best used as the second step after a quick coating of John Boos Mystery Oil (sold separately on Amazon). John Boos Board cream is a thick and silky cream made from unbleached beeswax and food grade mineral oil. It will lock in moisture and leave a smooth barrier against future washings.
Easy to Use
Simply squeeze board cream from the tube directly onto the cutting board or butcher block. Use your hands, a paper towel or cloth to spread it across the board. This process is designed to mimic the special treatment every John Boos board and butcher blocks gets during the manufacturing process.
Once the cream has had a few minutes to sink in, wipe off the excess. Your cutting board, butcher block or wooden utensil will look beautuifully moisturized and will be better protected for future use. Repeat as needed, and your Boos Cutting Board or Butcher Block will sure to become a heirloom piece to be enjoyed for years to come.
John Boos Oil & Cream: Complete Care for Wooden Cutting Boards, Utensils & More
John Boos recommends a very quick, simple and easy maintenance routine to protect and prolong the life of your John Boos cutting board or butcher block.
Use John Boos Mystery Oil first. The oil is absorbed into the grain, nourishing and preserving the board and restoring moisture lost through repeated washings.
Use John Boos Butcher Block Cream second to lock restored moisture in and leave a silky barrier against future drying, bleaching and cracking.
Both John Boos Mystery Oil and Board Cream are food safe and great for use on all types of wooden boards, utensils and more.
The History of John Boos & Co
In 1887, Effingham, Illinois blacksmith Conrad Boos used a Sycamore tree placed on three legs while hammering horseshoes. Three years later, a local butcher realized a wooden Boos Block could be used for cutting meat, and had one custom made. Word spread to surrounding small towns and cities and by 1911, John Boos & Co was shipping custom butcher blocks from coast to coast. Throughout the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, John Boos expanded their production and product range to include tables and workbenches, the majority of which went to the war effort during WWII. By the 1940s, John Boos had earned their outstanding reputation for quality and craftsmanship, and John Boos butcher blocks were found in every restaurant, food store and butcher shop in America. Today, the traditional craftsmen work ethic is still alive and well at John Boos, where all boards and butcher blocks are still proudly manufactured in Effingham, Illinois. Often imitated, John Boos boards and blocks are favorites of professional chefs and can be found in restaurants and commercial settings worldwide.
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Enhance the appearance and extend the life of your wooden cutting boards, butcher blocks and cooking utensils with Boos Board Cream. Boos Cream replenishes moisture in wood that can be lost over time. Made with a blend of all natural unbleached beeswax and food-grade mineral oil, Boos Cream is safe for use on food prep surfaces. This all natural formula penetrates deeply into the grains of the wood and leaves a silky wax barrier and locks moisture in. Used regularly, Boos Board Cream will replenish the moisture lost from repeated washings, keeping your butcher bocks, cutting boards and utensils from drying, bleaching and cracking. To use, squeeze cream directly onto the surface of the wood and massage by hand into the grain. For best results, let the cream soak into the wood overnight then remove excess with a paper towel.
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I used this on a new bamboo cutting board. It worked great and really soaked in well. But don't plan on using the cutting board for a day or two after you first start treating it. A new board will really soak this up, and you want to err on the side of too much (which you can wipe off) versus too little (which may leave the board insufficiently treated).
My board is 11-3/4" x 15-3/4" x 1-1/2", bamboo, with rubber feet on the bottom. I treated the bottom and side of the board first, leaving a little extra coating on it. Then I placed the board on a layer of paper towels to minimize how much I might have to clean up from my kitchen counter. After I rubbed the cream into the top, I left it to stand overnight. In the morning, I was still able to rub more in. I checked back every couple of hours and rubbed in more. I kept finding a few spots that could absorb more of the cream, so I covered the whole thing again.
Don't wipe it off until you are absolutely sure it can't absorb any more. By then, you'll have very little excess cream, and you'll basically buff it off with the paper towel. Your board will be darker, and look beautiful. You'll want to leave it out on the counter, it will look so good.
I bought two of these creams thinking I would use a whole tube on my brand new cutting board. But, in writing this review, I stopped to weigh the two tubes (using a digital scale we have) to see how much I used. The unopened tube weighed 6.0 ounces, and the tube I used weighed 5.0 ounces. All of that cream I used as described above, and I still only used 1.0 ounce (by weight). The cream is measured in the tube by fluid ounces, but at this small a size, it really is close. So I used 1/5 of the tube on a brand new cutting board, and won't have to use an ounce every time I treat the board after cleaning. Great deal.
I apologize for the long review, but I hope this helps you make your decision on which product to buy. This one has just what the websites say is great for your cutting board. I am really happy with it.
If you have cutting boards that have never been treated or are old with lots of use on them, this stuff will make them better than new. It is a two step process if you want the maximum protection and conditioning. Takes a bit of time but well worth it. You invested some good money for those wood cutting boards so why not invest some time to make sure they last.
To get started make sure boards are clean and dry. Pour Mystery oil on board and rub a coat of oil on the whole board (top, bottom, sides). Wait 5 minutes and wipe off the excess. Let board sit overnight or all day depending when you oiled it. After it sits overnight, take a look and see if there's any dry spots left or spots where it needs a touch up. If it looks good move on to the Board Cream. The oil can be drippy so take care for spills. I used a bath towel under and elevated the board on a wire rack w/ legs for air circulation.
The cream is a mixture of food grade mineral oil and beeswax. Squeeze a line or two on the board and rub it on the whole board. I used my hands to smooth it and rub it into the board. It will form a creamy layer over the whole board. As with the oil you're going to let the board rest overnight or all day to allow for the cream to penetrate the board. Then wipe off any excess, buff with a clean dry towel, and get ready to see the results of your time and effort. Remember to keep wiping till all the excess cream is gone, then buff. This worked on ALL my boards regardless of wood type. Even treated a Bamboo bowl my wife uses and it came out great.
Your board will look so nice you won't want to use it.
Remember to use in conjunction with Boos Mystery Oil for best results.
John Boos MYSB Mystery Butcher Block Oil, 16 ounces
For the application, I did all prep work and initial coats prior to installing the countertops. I cut the counters, rounded the edges, sanded up to 180 grit, and applied the oil. 3 coats of oil were applied with a foam brush and as it soaked in I applied more for about 6 hours. Let sit overnight and wiped clean. Then I applied a liberal amount of the cream to the surface like buffing wax into a car surface and let sit for 8 hours. Wipe clean after and buff out any residual oil/ wax. This took several cloths(I used old tube socks as they work great for oil and paint applications) The maple came out beautifully as you can see in the pictures. Water beads up, the finish is smooth, and it has no residual smell, not that there was one when applying it either.
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Problem it arrived only half full, That the reason for 4 stars.