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John Boos & Co.® End-Grain Maple Chopping Block


This beautiful, 2¼"-thick reversible butcher block is manufactured in the USA from only the finest hard rock maple. Maple is naturally antibacterial, helping prevent cross-contamination. On top of that, the Boos cream finish creates a protective...Read More

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ECO-FRIENDLY This beautiful, 2¼"-thick reversible butcher block is manufactured in the USA from only the finest hard rock maple. Maple is naturally antibacterial, helping prevent cross-contamination. On top of that, the Boos cream finish creates a protective layer that prevents food and moisture from damaging the wood. To ensure the life of this heirloom-quality block, simply wipe clean with mild soap, water, and a damp cloth and reapply cream or oil when the board becomes dry or lighter in color.

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  • Manufacturer: John Boos & Co.
  • Material: Maple
  • Dimensions: 20" x 15" x 2¼"
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty against defects in workmanship or material
  • Made in USA

Care & Usage Show

  • Wipe with mild soap, water and damp cloth to clean. Reapply Boos Board Cream or oil as necessary to maintain finish


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Customer Reviews

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Highly disappointed in the product and Boos Customer Service
I did the research and decided the Maple end-grain board was what I wanted. My husband surprised me with it the day before Thanksgiving (2013). We used it that night and we cleaned it and used the Boos cream after it dried.

That night while we were watching a movie we heard some loud snapping sounds coming from the kitchen. It sounded like plastic cracking. We looked all around the kitchen and could not find the source of the sound.

The next day as I began to use the board I noticed a huge crack in it. I showed my husband and he put the board back in the bag to return it. While we were prepping for company we heard the board continue to crack inside the bag. By the time he took it to the store the crack was almost half-way through the board.

Sur La Table was awesome exchanging the defective product and I got a new board that day.

So here we are less than 2 years later and I went to use my board the other day and was surprised to find a crack in it. We followed the instructions we were given implicitly and used the Boos board cream often.

Sur La Table does not offer exchanges or refunds past 60 days so I called the John Boos company. The representative asked for a copy of the receipt and pics of the crack. She also told me I was supposed to be using the John Boos “Mystery Oil” as the cream would only create a barrier on the board. Well that would have been nice to know although I honestly don’t think it would have mattered much.

Once again Sur La Table proved awesome as they were able to reprint a copy of my receipt because my husband used my email address during the sale. I sent Boos all the information they requested and was told that because it was over 1 year they couldn't do anything for me. They offered a suggestion of gluing the board and clamping it to seal the crack. I don’t believe this remedy to be food safe nor do I have the equipment needed to fix the board.

My problem with the customer service at The John Boos Company is if you're going to charge people almost $200 for a block of wood at least have the decency to stand behind your own product.

All in all I am happy with Sur La Table and their customer service but will not purchase another John Boos cutting board based on their inability to stand behind and service their own product.
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September 11, 2015
Thisi product is just about perfect
I recently revamped my kitchen including a Boos Block table as a center island which I love, so having this supplemental Boos Block adjacent to the sink was a natural. No more little boards that slide all over the place -- this anchor remains on the counter full-time, front and center, and is central to all kitchen prep. It does not go in a drawer or cupboard at night by design (like the proverbial fold-away card table). It's a working regular of the A Team as is the range, wall oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, and sink -- a real team player. Thank you
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March 2, 2014
Phenomenal cutting board.
It is a genuine pleasure to prepare food on this chopping block. Cutting, slicing, chopping — sliding a knife blade along the wood feels great. It's satisfying.

This is a hefty board, but not too large to clean effectively. It's thick, and if you already have tall counters might boost the prep angle just enough to be awkward, but I'm 5'10" and it feels good.

After reading the review about cracking, and talking to other people who've used these boards, I was generous with the Boos Block Board Cream right away, letting a large amount soak in overnight before using the board at all. And I'm reapplying some of the cream every few weeks, especially while the board is new. So far, no problems with it at all.

This is, honestly, a dream cutting board. Perfect size, perfect solidity.
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October 5, 2015

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Sur La Table Store
Great quality cutting board.
Martha M on Nov 20, 2015
If you are buying a name brand cutting board like "John Boos" then you want a quality end-grain board. It is silly to get an edge grain board and pay high $$ for something that is going to look all cut-up in a short while.
Christopher W on May 31, 2015
great quality
Germaine A on Oct 19, 2015
Heavy cutting board. Feels solid
Eric R on Mar 22, 2015
Does this item ship from the vendor?
Mary on Oct 25, 2014
Best Answer: No, this board does not ship from the vendor.
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