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Totally Bamboo Chop Collection

Bamboo is actually a grass that grows to a harvestable height between 3-5 years. Some species grow up to 2 feet per day. After har...vesting, bamboo does not require replanting. Bamboo has an extensive root system that continually sends up new shoots, naturally replenishing itself, making it one of the most renewable resources known. Bamboo is 16% harder than maple wood, 1/3 lighter in weight than oak, yet in some instances as strong as steel. Bamboo holds the promise of a sustainable, cost effective, and ecologically responsible alternative to the widespread clear cutting of our old growth forests. read more

Totally Bamboo Chop Collection

Bamboo is actually a grass that grows to a harvestable height between 3-5 years. Some species grow up to 2 feet per day. After har...vesting, bamboo does not require replanting. Bamboo has an extensive root system that continually sends up new shoots, naturally replenishing itself, making it one of the most renewable resources known. Bamboo is 16% harder than maple wood, 1/3 lighter in weight than oak, yet in some instances as strong as steel. Bamboo holds the promise of a sustainable, cost effective, and ecologically responsible alternative to the widespread clear cutting of our old growth forests. read more

Cutting Boards & Accessories - Professional culinary schools use this thick block. Made of solid end-grain hard rock maple, it sta...nds up to rigorous use yet won't dull knives. Convenient handles. 18?Dia. x 3?H. Made in the USA.This item is shipped directly from the manufacturer so it can only be delivered within the 48 contiguous states. Express shipping options, gift wrap services and gift messaging are not available for this item. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for order processing and delivery. - read more

$59.99 $47.99
at Sears

Exquisite cutting board is perfect for chopping as well as serving. Beautiful acacia wood offers durability. Acacia wood. Hand Was...h. Dimensions: 1.38"H x 16"W x 16"D read more

$39.99 $35.99
at Sears

Bamboo chopping boards are seeing a resurgence in popularity as they are considered a green product." Caring for bamboo cutting bo...ards is easy, just wash with soap and water. The natural beauty and durability is unique. read more

$39.99
at Target

Find cutting boards at Target.com! This generously sized chopping block is made of durable and sturdy acacia and will add an elega...nt element to your kitchen. Perfect for chopping as well as serving cheeses and crudite. Easy to clean and maintain. read more

$329.95
at Frontgate

Handmade from solid walnut. Sleek oil finish. End grain construction. From John Boos, our Walnut Chopping Block is ideal for profe...ssional and amateur chefs alike.. . . Do not submerge in water. Made in USA. read more

Dexas
$19.97
at Amazon

The Chop and Serve Cutting Board from Dexas features a juice well and is a great board for carving. The board is designed to hold ...significant juice volume and the built-in corner spouts allow for easy pouring with no mess. Ideal for cutting and serving watermelon, fruits, meats, turkey. Non-slip feet keep the board in place, even on wet countertops. Non-slip handle grips, dishwasher safe. Board measures 12.5 x 20 x 1 Inch. read more

Catskill Craftsmen
$14.60
at Amazon

Products offered by Catskill Craftsmen are made from naturally self-sustaining, non-endangered North American hardwoods, primarily... birch and hard rock maple. Lumber is purchased from area sawmills, then dried, manufactured, and packaged on site. All sawdust, shavings and waste materials generated during the manufacturing process is converted into wood pellet fuel, and used to heat homes. Catskill Craftsmen operations generate no wood waste. Longlasting and easy to care for, the oiled finish simply wipes clean with a damp cloth. Do not soak in water for any period. read more

Ironwood Gourmet
$103.00
at Amazon

This brute of a workstation utilizes end grain construction to give the durability needed to withstand the abuse from a cleaver bu...t also classic style for presentation. The neoprene coated feet keep the board in place while in use and a stainless steel grommet for hanging and storage. Acacia is a hardwood that is grown on all continents. This pod bearing tree is known for its rich, dark colors, that range from gold to chocolate brown, as well as its beautiful, contrasting patterns. read more

$32.99 $29.69
at Sears

Acacia Square 12" Chopping Block - Dress up your kitchen with this sleek Acacia Square 12 Chopping Block. Made from the richly gra...ined wood of the acacia, this chopping block makes a beautiful, enduring addition to the kitchen. End-grain construction makes it durable enough to withstand heavy daily use. Dimensions: 12 W x 12 D x 1 H. read more

Chopping Blocks - Made with North American maple and cherry hardwood this chopping block is 10' x 22' and 2'thick. Each butcher bl...ock is made by hand in Lodi California and the placing of the blocks is in a random fashion. Every block is one of a kind and is not only a beautiful board to look at but made to last a lifetime.. Great gift for wine lovers. read more

The Maple Reversible Chop-N-Slice board is made from hard rock maple, is 1.25-in. thick and reversible, giving you twice the surfa...ce area to work on. With Edge Grain construction, a natural oil finish, FDA and NSF (National Sanitary Foundation) approval, this board will work gracefully for any chopping task in both commercial and residential kitchens. read more

$39.99 $29.99
at Sears

Acacia Square 13" Chopping Block - Dress up your kitchen with this sleek Acacia Square 13 Chopping Block. Made from the richly gra...ined wood of the acacia, this chopping block makes a beautiful, enduring addition to the kitchen. End-grain construction makes it durable enough to withstand heavy daily use. Dimensions: 13 W x 13 D x 1 H. read more

John Boos
$209.95
at Amazon

<div class="aplus" > <h4>John Boos Round American Cherry Chopping Block</h4> <h5>18 inches in diameter by 3 inches thick</h5> <di...v class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/johnboos/B0018XRZNS.jpg" width="300" height="192" /> </div> <p>Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made in the US, this reversible cutting board features high-quality end grain construction of American cherry wood and a natural oil finish. The block measures 18 inches in diameter and 3 inches thick. </p> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <div class="leftImage" style="width:300px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-factory_t.jpg" width="300" height="214" /> <div class="imageCaption">John Boos & Company circa 1900.</div></div> <h4>The History of John Boos & Co</h4> <p>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.</p> <div class="rightImage" style="width:234px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-Illinois_t.jpg" width="234" height="300" /></div> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-AG_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" /> </div><h5>The Early Years</h5> <p>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. </p> <p>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.</p> <h5>Last Half of the Century</h5> <p>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.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-longblock_t.jpg" width="350" height="202" /> </div> <p>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.</p> <h5>Current Products & Markets</h5> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <h4>John Boos & Company Today</h4> <p>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.</p> </div><div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Care and Maintenance</h4> <h5>Keeping Your Board Sanitized</h5> <p>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.</p> <h5>Maintaining Your Board</h5> <p>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.</p> <h5>Research: Plastic vs. Wooden Cutting Boards</h5> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> </div></div> read more

$59.99
at Target

Find cutting boards at Target.com! This generously sized chopping block is made of durable and sturdy acacia and will add an elega...nt element to your kitchen. Perfect for chopping as well as serving cheeses and crudite. Easy to clean and maintain. read more

$49.99 $34.99
at Sears

Acacia Square 14" Chopping Block - Dress up your kitchen with this sleek Acacia Square 14 Chopping Block. Made from the richly gra...ined wood of the acacia, this chopping block makes a beautiful, enduring addition to the kitchen. End-grain construction makes it durable enough to withstand heavy daily use. Dimensions: 14 W x 14 D x 1 H. read more

 The Catskill Craftsmen The Jumbo Chopping Block with Feet has been specially crafted for long lasting use and promises to never d...ull your knives. Made with flat grain construction using solid yellow birch, the juice groove along the edge ensure everything stays on the board while the non-slip wooden feet keep your board from sliding across the counter. Natural 19? x 15? x 1.75? Solid yellow birch Non-slip wooden feet Made in the USA read more

The Picnic TimeŽ Herb Rubberwood Chopping Block and Knife Set was designed to help make your life easier when preparing meals. A c...oncave surface on the board and contoured double knife blades help to contain food for easier, more precise chopping. There?s even a sloped front for easy transfer of chopped food. Ideal for chopping fruits, vegetables, and herbs, heavy-duty magnets hold the knife securely in the side of block for safe and compact storage. Natural wood Includes: chopping block and double bladed knife Recessed blade stand on top Rubberwood Imported read more

$100.00 $55.48
at Sears

Measures 18" x 12" x 1.25". Bamboo is the top candidate to replace wood due to it's rapid growth. Juice well to prevent overflow a...nd messes. Great for carving meats. This bamboo item is treated with food grade mineral oil. read more

$69.99 $62.99
at Sears

Chopping board features a groove around the board to prevent juices from spilling off. Bamboo chopping boards are seeing a resurge...nce in popularity as they are considered a green product." Caring for bamboo cutting boards is easy, just wash with soap and water. The natural beauty and durability is unique. read more

$59.99 $53.99
at Sears

Bamboo chopping boards are seeing a resurgence in popularity as they are considered a green product." Caring for bamboo cutting bo...ards is easy, just wash with soap and water. The natural beauty and durability is unique. read more

ArchiTec
$25.00
at Amazon

Farmhouse Bamboo Cutting Board with Handle. Woven from light and dark strands of bamboo. Gorgeous and functional.

Catskill Craftsmen
$18.45
at Amazon

This compact board, made from non-endangered, self-replenishing, domestic trees, is designed for the smaller kitchen. Weighing jus...t less than 4 pounds, this easy-to-store natural hardwood board is perfect for all-purpose chopping. A groove around the top surface will catch any stray juices, while the plain reverse side offers versatility and extends its life. read more

Trudeau

Prep with Practicality Finally, an all-in-one cutting board designed with YOU in mind! Never run out of space on your cutting boar...d again and keep foods separate from waste! The Chop ?N Clear is a practical and versatile cutting board with two integrated, detachable drawers allowing for more working space and eliminating unwanted mess. The cutting surface itself includes two drain channels to redirect liquids into drawers and not on your countertops, and drawers lock into place for compact storage. Anti-skid feet keep the board sturdy as you work, and simply toss all parts in the dishwasher when done. Product Specifications Dimensions: Closed: 15? x 10.5? ? 28x 26.5 cmOpen: 24? x 10.5? ? 61 x 26.5 cm BPA free Polypropylene material, food safe Easy to clean, dishwasher safe 5 year warranty Entertaining and Gifting Tips by Trudeau Make a habit of keeping your waste in one drawer and foods in the other as part of your routine to make prepping time faster Easily keep foods off your counter and securely on the board (or in its drawers) until ready Pair the Chop ?N Clear with Trudeau?s Classic Santoku Knives as a gift for the Chef in your family or friends circle A reliable gift for any occasion, this item comes backed with a 5 year warranty Trudeau Supports Your Healthy Lifestyle Trudeau believes in healthy living; let the Chop ?N Clear Cutting Board lend a hand (or a drawer!) in your culinary designs Fresh vegetables, fish and meats are easily cut and stored/transferred Let the two drip channels (on either end of the board) redirect unwanted grease from cooked meat when carving on the board A composters dream; use the drawer to transfer waste directly to your countertop composter or your yard bin Inside Trudeau Trudeau Corporation is a leading North American marketer and designer of innovative quality products dedicated to creating a unique experience in preparing and serving foods and beverages, at home and on-the-go. Built on four generations and nearly 125 years of family tradition and values, we are a leading global supplier of quality kitchenware and tabletop accessories. We take great pride in the products we develop and provide our customers; including this one of a kind Chop ?N Clear Cutting Board. We hope you enjoy this product from Trudeau! read more

ArchiTec

The Black Bamboo End Grain Cutting Board is made of 100% Black Bamboo from sustainable forests. Each board features a unique patte...rn and a highly-durable end grain design that is finished with a food safe sealant. The construction process secures non-slip grippers into the wood without glue to prevent the board from moving while you work. read more

Magic Slice

MGE1162: Features: -Cutting board.-Flexible.-Non slip.-Protects counter surfaces from wine, oil, juices or odors.-Easy to clean an...d store.-Wash with warm water and soap.-Can be used for slicing and dicing all types of food.-Do not use under hot items.-Do not place in dishwasher.-Makes a great placemat.-Made in the USA.-12 H x 15 W x .06 D, 0.30 lbs. Construction: -Antibacterial construction. read more

John Boos

John Boos Round Maple Chopping Block with Handles 18 inches in diameter by 3 inches high Add a handsome yet highly functional tool... to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made in the US, the board measures 18 round by 3 inches high and features slightly curved edges with dual work surfaces perfect for a variety of food prep tasks including chopping, slicing, dicing, mincing, and more. The board is made of hard rock maple wood with end grain construction. Two stainless steel handles are attached for easy handling. 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. read more

ZHEN
$145.00
at Amazon

This super sharp VG-10 Japanese stainless steel knife are clad with 67-layer Damascus dragon pattern on both sides. This design co...uld increase toughness, improve rust & stain resistance and prolong knife life. The prefect weight balanced full length handle are made of stainless steel which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, bacteria-resist, comfortable and beautiful. Matt finish surface handle to prevent slip & create comfortable holding. Every knife comes with its own hand crafted gift box or storage box. DO NOT chop bone or use knife on hard surface like glass cutting board, tile and granite. Hand-wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately. Hone your blades with a steel or ceramic rod weekly to keep it sharp. Recommend to sharpen your blades with a whetstone at an angle of 15 - 20 degrees. 100% satisfaction guarantee. read more

ZHEN
$75.00
at Amazon

This super sharp VG-10 Japanese stainless steel knife is constructed with VG-10 super steel for the middle core and clad with 2 la...yers of low carbon steel outside. This design could increase toughness, improve stain resistance and prolong knife life. The prefect weight balanced full tang handle are made of Dark PAKKAWOOD which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, bacteria-resist, comfortable to hold and beautiful. Handle design is similar as SHUN Ken Onion. Every Zhen Premium knife comes with its own hand crafted gift box or storage box. DO NOT chop bone or use knife on hard surface like glass cutting board, tile and granite. Hand-wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately. Hone your blades with a steel or ceramic rod weekly to keep it sharp. Recommend to sharpen your blades with a whetstone at an angle of 15 - 20 degrees. 100% satisfaction guarantee. read more

Madeira

Madeira Teak cutting boards and chopping boards are individual works of art. Each board is made from 100% plantation teak, farm-ra...ised from sustainable forests using green practices. Teak is known for its durability, hardness, weather resistance, and is knife friendly. Each cutting board offers a unique use to serve or prepare meals with ease. Madeira teak boards combine classic design with functionality for every kitchen. Made in Brazil. read more

Frontgate
$329.95
at Frontgate

Handmade from solid walnut. Sleek oil finish. End grain construction. From John Boos, our Walnut Chopping Block is ideal for profe...ssional and amateur chefs alike.. . . Do not submerge in water. Made in USA. read more

ArchiTec
$39.70-$40.00
at Amazon

LBLKBOO18 Color: Black Picture in Organic Black Features: -Chopping block.-Material: Formaldehyde free and Organic Bamboo.-No chem...icals used.-Hand wash. Options: -Available in Black or Natural colors. Construction: -End Grain construction. Dimensions: -Dimensions: 1'' H x 14'' W x 18'' D. read more

ZHEN

This super sharp VG-10 Japanese stainless steel knife is constructed with VG-10 super steel for the middle core and clad with 2 la...yers of low carbon steel outside. This design could increase toughness, improve stain resistance and prolong knife life. The prefect weight balanced full tang handle are made of POM which is durable, sealed tight, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, bacteria-resist, comfortable to hold and beautiful. Every Zhen Premium knife comes with its own hand crafted gift box or storage box. DO NOT chop bone or use knife on hard surface like glass cutting board, tile and granite. Hand-wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately. Hone your blades with a steel or ceramic rod weekly to keep it sharp. Recommend to sharpen your blades with a whetstone at an angle of 15-20 degrees. 100-percent satisfaction guarantee. Stainless Steel is imported from Japan and quality made in Taiwan. read more

ZHEN

This super sharp VG-10 Japanese stainless steel knife are clad with 67-layer Damascus dragon pattern on both sides. This design co...uld increase toughness, improve rust & stain resistance and prolong knife life. The prefect weight balanced full length handle are made of stainless steel which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, bacteria-resist, comfortable and beautiful. Matt finish surface handle to prevent slip & create comfortable holding. Every knife comes with its own hand crafted gift box or storage box. DO NOT chop bone or use knife on hard surface like glass cutting board, tile and granite. Hand-wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately. Hone your blades with a steel or ceramic rod weekly to keep it sharp. Recommend to sharpen your blades with a whetstone at an angle of 15 - 20 degrees. 100% satisfaction guarantee. read more

ZHEN

This super sharp VG-10 Japanese stainless steel knife is constructed with VG-10 super steel for the middle core and clad with 2 la...yers of low carbon steel outside. This design could increase toughness, improve stain resistance and prolong knife life. The prefect weight balanced full length handle are made of TPR which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, bacteria-resist, comfortable and beautiful. Mirror polished stainless steel bolster and butt end design are made this knife even better. Every Zhen Premium knife comes with its own hand crafted gift box or storage box. DO NOT chop bone or use knife on hard surface like glass cutting board, tile and granite. Hand-wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately. Hone your blades with a steel or ceramic rod weekly to keep it sharp. Recommend to sharpen your blades with a whetstone at an angle of 15 - 20 degrees. 100% satisfaction guarantee. read more

ZHEN

This super sharp VG-10 Japanese stainless steel knife is constructed with VG-10 super steel for the middle core and clad with 2 la...yers of low carbon steel outside. This design could increase toughness, improve stain resistance and prolong knife life. The prefect weight balanced full tang handle are made of Dark PAKKAWOOD which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, bacteria-resist, comfortable to hold and beautiful. Handle design is similar as SHUN Ken Onion. Every Zhen Premium knife comes with its own hand crafted gift box or storage box. DO NOT chop bone or use knife on hard surface like glass cutting board, tile and granite. Hand-wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately. Hone your blades with a steel or ceramic rod weekly to keep it sharp. Recommend to sharpen your blades with a whetstone at an angle of 15 - 20 degrees. 100% satisfaction guarantee. read more

Commercial quality made of Maple wood Boos Block Cream Finish w/ Beeswax End grain construction prevents bacteria from penetrating... the wood and is easy on knives Non-Reversible Safe for all food preparation Dimensions: 48 x 24 x 4-in Made in the U.S.A read more

$34.99 $25.22
at Sears

Acacia End Grain Chopping Block w/ Metal Handle - This beautiful Acacia End Grain Chopping Block with Metal Handle is perfect for ...chopping and slicing. The end grain makes this chopping block a veritable checkerboard of acacia wood. Setting out with assortments of cheese and apples on this handsome chopping block will impress guests. Dimensions: 12 Dia x 1 H. read more

Core Bamboo
$175.00
at Amazon

For the professional and home cook alike, this collection of top grade chop blocks can be found in gourmet kitchens around the wor...ld. Made from the finest bamboo and designed with the professional in mind, our Pro-Chef series is a staple for the chef where nothing but the best will do. read more

John Boos
$242.79
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<div class="aplus" > <h4>John Boos End Grain Cherry Chopping Block</h4> <h5>14 by 14 by 3 inches</h5> <div class="rightImage"> <i...mg src="http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/johnboos/B001CIXKLU.jpg" width="300" height="160" /> </div> <p>Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made of cherry wood with end-grain construction for durability, this square-shaped, US made cutting board measures 14 by 14 by 3 inches. The board works well for a variety of food-prep tasks including chopping meat, slicing and dicing fruits and vegetables, or mincing fresh herbs.</p> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <div class="leftImage" style="width:300px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-factory_t.jpg" width="300" height="214" /> <div class="imageCaption">John Boos & Company circa 1900.</div></div> <h4>The History of John Boos & Co</h4> <p>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.</p> <div class="rightImage" style="width:234px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-Illinois_t.jpg" width="234" height="300" /></div> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-AG_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" /> </div><h5>The Early Years</h5> <p>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. </p> <p>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.</p> <h5>Last Half of the Century</h5> <p>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.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-longblock_t.jpg" width="350" height="202" /> </div> <p>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.</p> <h5>Current Products & Markets</h5> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <h4>John Boos & Company Today</h4> <p>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.</p> </div><div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Care and Maintenance</h4> <h5>Keeping Your Board Sanitized</h5> <p>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.</p> <h5>Maintaining Your Board</h5> <p>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.</p> <h5>Research: Plastic vs. Wooden Cutting Boards</h5> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> </div></div> read more

OXO
$14.99
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The case of the runaway veggies has just been solved. The OXO Good Grips Chop and Pour Board makes chopping and transporting ingre...dients simple and efficient. Use the Board's corner spout to neatly guide food from the Board directly into bowls, pots or pans without spilling onto stovetops or counters. A generous, flat cutting surface allows for efficient slicing and dicing, while the raised back and side walls keep food contained. The lightweight Board and soft, tapered handles make lifting easy. The Board is made of durable, non-porous, odor-resistant polypropylene that resists deep scratches and won't dull sharp knives. Juice grooves on one side retain liquids and non-slip edges keep the Board from slipping. Top-rack dishwasher safe. read more

OXO
Microthin Products
$9.95
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Magic Slice Non-Slip Flexible Cutting Board is a thin, lightweight, embellished, 12 x 15 inch flexible plastic cutting board with ...an innovative Non-Slip backing. It can be rolled so you can funnel chopped food into pans and bowls. Magic Slice has exception. read more

Madeira
$49.99
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Stunning to behold, Madeira and Mario Batali are proud to bring you the perfect marriage of elegance and functionality; The Mario ...Batali Round End Grain Chop block. This chop block is sized at 12 x 12 x 1.25 inches, and features a thick chopping surface is great for all your smaller kitchen prep. Stylish enough to slice and serve directly from the surface, you?ll love the warm chocolates, walnuts and honey-colored wood that creates these unique cutting boards and chop blocks. The teaming of Mario Batali and Madeira Housewares to create a new line of 100% plantation teak cutting boards and chop blocks continues Mario?s commitment to the environment and sustainability. Madeira?s plantation teak is grown and harvested using responsible forestry practices; all of their chop blocks and cutting boards are made from the remnants of other projects, utilizing pieces that would normally be discarded or thrown away-virtually eliminating any waste. As teak is naturally weather-resistant , it is ideal for items such as outdoor furniture, yachts and spas, and makes it a perfect choice for the kitchen environment as well. Mario?s long-established career of implementing ?green? initiatives in both his restaurants and product lines, and Madeira?s commitment to creating teak products for every conceivable job with little environmental impact is the perfect partnership; a full line of products that are beautiful, strong and sustainable. read more

John Boos
$49.90
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<div class="aplus" > <h4>John Boos Chop-N-Slice Cutting Board with Deep Juice Groove</h4> <h5>12 by 8 by 1 inches</h5> <div class=..."rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/johnboos/B00063QBLI.jpg" width="300" height="134" /> </div> <p>Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made in the US, the Chop-N-Slice reversible cutting board measures 12 by 8 by 1 inches (LxWxH). The board features quality edge grain construction of maple wood with two work surfaces. One side offers a smooth surface, while the other provides a deep juice groove to catch spills and excess liquid. The board features integrated hand grips for convenience. </p> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <div class="leftImage" style="width:300px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-factory_t.jpg" width="300" height="214" /> <div class="imageCaption">John Boos & Company circa 1900.</div></div> <h4>The History of John Boos & Co</h4> <p>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.</p> <div class="rightImage" style="width:234px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-Illinois_t.jpg" width="234" height="300" /></div> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-AG_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" /> </div><h5>The Early Years</h5> <p>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. </p> <p>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.</p> <h5>Last Half of the Century</h5> <p>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.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-longblock_t.jpg" width="350" height="202" /> </div> <p>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.</p> <h5>Current Products & Markets</h5> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <h4>John Boos & Company Today</h4> <p>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.</p> </div><div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Care and Maintenance</h4> <h5>Keeping Your Board Sanitized</h5> <p>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.</p> <h5>Maintaining Your Board</h5> <p>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.</p> <h5>Research: Plastic vs. Wooden Cutting Boards</h5> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> </div></div> read more

John Boos
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<div class="aplus" > <h4>John Boos End Grain Chopping Block</h4> <h5>36 by 24 by 4 inches</h5> <div class="rightImage"> <img src="...http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/johnboos/B000I031SU.jpg" width="300" height="141" /> </div> <p>Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made in the US of hard rock maple wood with end grain construction, the cutting board measures 36 by 24 by 4 inches (LxWxH).</p> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <div class="leftImage" style="width:300px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-factory_t.jpg" width="300" height="214" /> <div class="imageCaption">John Boos & Company circa 1900.</div></div> <h4>The History of John Boos & Co</h4> <p>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.</p> <div class="rightImage" style="width:234px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-Illinois_t.jpg" width="234" height="300" /></div> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-AG_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" /> </div><h5>The Early Years</h5> <p>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. </p> <p>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.</p> <h5>Last Half of the Century</h5> <p>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.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-longblock_t.jpg" width="350" height="202" /> </div> <p>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.</p> <h5>Current Products & Markets</h5> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <h4>John Boos & Company Today</h4> <p>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.</p> </div><div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Care and Maintenance</h4> <h5>Keeping Your Board Sanitized</h5> <p>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.</p> <h5>Maintaining Your Board</h5> <p>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.</p> <h5>Research: Plastic vs. Wooden Cutting Boards</h5> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> </div></div> read more

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