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John Boos & Co. Mystery Oil

Formulated by the leading supplier of butcher blocks and cutting boards to restaurants and butchers, this special blend of mineral, linseed and orange oils is essential for maintaining and preserving wood food-prep surfaces. Apply to butcher blocks...Read More

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Maintain butcher blocks, cutting boards and more.

Description

Formulated by the leading supplier of butcher blocks and cutting boards to restaurants and butchers, this special blend of mineral, linseed and orange oils is essential for maintaining and preserving wood food-prep surfaces. Apply to butcher blocks, cutting boards and countertops to preserve their quality for years to come.

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  • Food-grade oil absorbs and penetrates deeply into wood surfaces to help protect, revitalize and moisturize the wood fibers
  • Special blend of mineral, linseed and orange oils is safe for maintaining and preserving all wood food-preparation surfaces including butcher blocks, cutting boards, countertops and more
  • NSF certified
  • Made in the USA

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  • Manufacturer: John Boos & Co.
  • Ingredients: Blend of mineral, linseed and orange oils
  • Capacity:
    • 16 fl. oz.
    • 1 gallon
  • Made in the USA

Care & Usage Show

  • About once a month, apply to wood food-prep surfaces including butcher blocks, cutting boards and countertops

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  • Mystery oil

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Customer Reviews

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Great for my cutting board!
This oil is a great value and great quality for my Boos cutting board. It will surely last a long time and add years to my board's life.
October 16, 2013
The best stuff
My cleaning lady used it to clean my formica like counter tops and it made them look great!
November 29, 2016
Works well
I use this on my other wooden kitchen tools. Bought the cream at the same time and loved it; my Boos Block cutting board got the cream!
April 10, 2016
Purchased
11 months ago
Partial Shipment
I ordered 5 gallons of mystery oil on December 29th and 2 weeks after received 1 gallon thus far and still waiting on the other 4 gallons. I have emailed the guest service department twice now and have not heard back in almost 2 weeks. If you read this please reach out.
January 19, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
 

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
this is fabulous for my butcher block island. It keeps it shiny and in tip top shape.
barbara h on Jan 12, 2017
to protect my cutting board
Yan L on Dec 19, 2016
this is fabulous for my butcher block island. It keeps it shiny and in tip top shape.
barbara h on Jan 12, 2017
need to maintain this beautiful cutting board
Carl B on Dec 20, 2016
to protect my cutting board
Yan L on Dec 19, 2016
An always needed add-on to any cutting board purchase!
Lianne B on Dec 18, 2016
Bought the cutting board as a gift for my son and daughters boyfriend. Thought they would like to have what they would need to maintain the cutting boards.
Barbara V on Dec 15, 2016
It was highly recommended for maintenance of the Boos block I purchased
Sara W on Dec 14, 2016
recommended by a wood wroker
Peggy E on Dec 14, 2016
Have used this for years and it not only protects the wood but makes it shine.
PATRICIA S on Dec 13, 2016
gift registry
Cynthia B on Dec 10, 2016
It will help keep the cutting board and otehrs in good condition, stay attractive and better for food safety.
Margaret L on Dec 7, 2016
Board maintenance.
Cory N Staff on Dec 5, 2016
Recommended for cutting board.
John M on Dec 3, 2016
I have found this oil to be truly wonderful for all kinds of applications on wood products and glad I found a place to replace my last bottle.
Paul P on Nov 29, 2016
In order to maintain the wood it is necessary to apply the cutting board with the mystery oil
Joseph H on Nov 29, 2016
It is a replenishment bottle.
Paul K on Nov 25, 2016
Recommended by cooking coach
Mark C on Nov 11, 2016
good to preserve wood products with
Enid P on Nov 10, 2016
Need for new board and old one.
Ralph J R on Nov 10, 2016
Replenish-only thing I use on my Boos Block
Lisa K on Nov 3, 2016
Excellent product that I use on my kitchen island which is a very large piece of walnut - also use on wooden spoons
Jo M on Nov 2, 2016
Investment protection.
George M on Oct 26, 2016
need wood oil for cutting boards
NICOLE M on Oct 1, 2016
it's excellent - keeps my walnut counter in great shape.
Polly I on Sep 28, 2016
Hoping this helps to renew an older board.
Cindy P on Aug 28, 2016
USE TO KEEP OUR WODDEN PIZZA PEELS IN GOOD CONDITION
Dorothy S on Aug 16, 2016
obviously, to help protect the investment.
Marlene P on Aug 2, 2016
Keeps my Boos block in mint condition.
Stacy T on Jul 30, 2016
I have a Boos cutting board (which I love) and wanted to try this. I've been using mineral oil.
NANCY B on Jul 22, 2016
Works great on everything wood....breadboards and even my teak bathroom shower stool. This is the best product I have found for wood preservation!
Linda W on Jul 4, 2016
What other choice is there? It is the best!!
Lewis F on Jun 25, 2016
heard about this product for cutting boards
darryl o on Jun 23, 2016
Does wonderful things for my custom made wood cutting board
A C on Jun 23, 2016
Boos suggested I use because it seeps into the wood and protects it.
Janet K on Apr 21, 2016
Love anything & everything Boos! Going to use it all over my new Boos center island! It sure is pretty!!
Carolyn G on Apr 20, 2016
Recomended
Philomena D on Apr 15, 2016
To maintain my cutting boards
Roxanne L on Mar 28, 2016
To care for this beautiful board.
Lauren K on Mar 20, 2016
Needed to condition a cutting board. This seemed a good solution
KATHY J on Mar 19, 2016
My husband has a new cutting board. He wants to the best ,possible, care of his new board.I trust your choice.
dionna s on Mar 16, 2016
Good product for my cutting boards
Carla H on Mar 15, 2016
I USE THIS ON ALL OF MY CUTTING BOARDS
Lucille W on Mar 11, 2016
I love the Boos Board Cream, I have to try this as well.
Debra H on Mar 5, 2016
To keep my John Boos Cucina cart clean and conditioned.
ANDREA L on Feb 27, 2016
Have a Boos butcher block cutting board
tim pease t on Feb 2, 2016
After what I paid for their board (Which was perfect), it seemed silly not tho use their care products.
MICHAEL L on Jan 31, 2016
Same as above
Julie l S on Jan 27, 2016
Bought new cutting board and saw product in Chefs catalog.
Linda K on Jan 14, 2016
Based on customer reviews.
Bettina H on Dec 31, 2015
It pairs well with the Boos Board Cream. The Mystery Oil keeps the board moisturized and the Cream seals and protects.
Kevie D on Dec 29, 2015
To go with the cutting board
Isabelle N Z on Dec 9, 2015
need to maintain this beautiful cutting board
Carl B on Dec 20, 2016
An always needed add-on to any cutting board purchase!
Lianne B on Dec 18, 2016
What is the difference between the mystery oil and the cream? I am purchasing the deep groove maple board with pouring spout. Is one better suited for this board? Thank you
lilkkt on Oct 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: From the John Boos FAQs:
"You can use Board Cream or Mystery Oil separately but is recommended to be used together for extra protection. The best way to describe it is to think of the Boos Block Mystery Oil as shampoo and Boos Block Board Cream as conditioner."
Are the cream and oil non-toxic? Are they derived from anything genetically modified? (GMO)?
Kathy P on Jan 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: According the Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS available on the web all products like this) Boos Mystery Oil is 65% white oil (which further research indicates in Mineral Oil, a petroleum distillate) and 35% Linseed Oil and 2% Orange Oil. An MSDS doesn't give information on things like MGO or non -GMO so I can't answer that. Boos Block Board Cream MSDS says 80 to 99% white oil, 1 to 20 % beeswax (bleached) and a less than .01% vitamin E.

Toxic is a term used by different people to mean different things. Toxicity also is very dependent on how much of it you ingest. There is more information on Wikipedia on all of these ingredients. Mineral Oil has been used for a very long time on wooden cutting boards.
Is this safe to use on my wooden cooking utensils?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes.it gets absorbed by the cutting board,it darkens it bringing out the grain of the wood.
I never use it immediately after I spread mineral oil,make sure there is no remaiining oil on the surface,scrub it lightly before use
How often do you need to use these products every time you use a board or once a week or month?
LISA L on Jun 14, 2015
John Boos & Co. Mystery Oil
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John Boos & Co. Board Cream
John Boos & Co. Board Cream
BEST ANSWER: I use my blocks several times during the day. Usually, I use the cream about once a month and leave it on the soak in overnight. As the board ages, it does not need as many cream applications. As you use cream or oil on your cutting board, you will be able to visually see a difference as the board dries out. When it gets the dry look, I put a coat of cream on it. I have tried both the oil and the cream and I prefer the cream.
I was told that Boos Mystery Oil could also be used on soapstone counters that I am having put in my kitchen. Is this true? Thank you.
A shopper on Jun 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have read that somewhere as well, but I wouldn't recommended unless it is listed in manufacturer care instructions.
 

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