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John Boos Reversible Maple BBQ Cutting Board with Juice Groove, 18" x 12" x 1.5 Inches
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- Professional cutting board measures 18 by 12 inches; equipped with a juice groove channel
- Perfect for carving juicy steaks and meat, or chopping, slicing, and dicing veggies, herbs, spices, and fruits
- FDA approved; often used by professional chefs throughout the United States
- Features a solid maple end-grain construction and is 1-1/2 inches thick
- BoosBlock professional cutting boards come in more than 39 shapes and sizes
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John Boos BBQ Cutting Board
Perfectly Sized for BBQs
The BBQ board measures 18 inches long and 12 inches wide. Great for skewers, steaks, burgers, vegetables and more.
Integrated Juice Moat
A deep juice groove is convenient for collecting carving juices, marinades and drippings while cutting and serving.
1.5 Inches Thick
The BBQ board is 1.5 inches thick and is easy to maneuver thanks to integrated end handles.
The BBQ board features a juice moat on the front side and is completely flat on the reverse side.
The History of John Boos and 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 and 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.
Committed to Environmental Integrity
John Boos’ Hardwood foresters follow professional best practices that mirror natural forces. Individual trees are selected for harvest, encouraging forests to renew and regenerate themselves naturally and prolifically. John Boos and Co. recycles 95% of all raw lumber scraps and sawdust which are used to generate electricity and create steam to fuel the boilers. John Boos sawdust is also recycled as livestock bedding for local agricultural needs.
John Boos Mystery Oil and Butcher Block Cream
These food safe products are recommended for use with all John Boos wood products. 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 moisture in and leave a silky barrier against drying, bleaching and cracking.
- Food Safe.
- Easy to apply.
- Protects and prolongs the life of the board.
- Sold separately on Amazon, just search for 'Boos Mystery Oil' or 'Boos Board Cream'.
Care and Maintenance
Keeping Your Board Sanitized:
Wash your John Boos cutting board with hot soapy water after each use and dry 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. Like all natural wood cutting boards, John Boos boards are not intended for the dishwasher.
Maintaining Your Board:
Oil your cutting board on all surfaces every 3-4 weeks to maintain the original Boos block cream finish with beeswax. This quick task will protect and prolong the board’s life and ensure it is enjoyed for decades to come. John Boos recommends using John Boos Mystery Oil and/or John Boos Block Cream. (Sold separately on Amazon).
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John Boos Maple BBQ Board
18 by 12 by 1.5 inches
Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made from stunning northern hard rock maple with end grain construction, the Maple BBQ cutting board measures 18 by 12 by 1.5 inches (LxWxH). Perfect for carving juicy steaks and meat, or chopping, slicing, and dicing veggies, herbs, spices, and fruits, the BBQ board is equipped with equipped with a juice groove channel.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
I reached out to the John Boos company a few weeks back and detailed my problems with the board I purchased. Kudos for awesome customer service! They're building me a new board at no additional cost. It's this kind of service that will keep me coming back; despite the product defect in this one item.
Bump to 4.5 stars!
If you don't own commercial board butter and you are a DIY person .. go buy beeswax and mineral oil and melt the wax into the mineral oil; that is all you will ever need. Put mineral oil on first ... let it soak a bit; wipe it down and then apply your own homemade board butter (beeswax and mineral oil) and rub it in ... buff off the excess.
Please don't buy this if you want to put it in the dishwasher; just buy a good plastic cutting board; this board is a work of art and it deserves the care regimen detailed above.
When my family visits, they all notice how thick and beautiful this board is;
John Boos sells many sizes and prices; so, take a measuring tape out and envision the size and area that you want to protect on your kitchen counter; the sizes are all listed on this item(s), so be sure to buy one that suites your needs; We went with a slightly larger board and we really like the trough around the perimeter of the cutting board too.
And it is thick and heavy and it does not rock. There is not any kind of warp or anything; it does not need rubber feet or anything like that; it does not slide on the counter either.
Do not ever let it soak in water .. just don't do it ... wash it quickly ... wipe it down and let it air dry.
I especially like the size of it. Big enough to carve a full size turkey on, yet small enough to fit in most any storage place.
A very high quality cutting board, and I'd recommend it to anyone.