My Savvy Review Of The 3″ Thick Maple Round Chopping Block with Stainless Handles
December 9, 2022
It is no secret to anyone that knows me and that visits Deliciously Savvy often… that my favorite room in my home is the kitchen. You can always find me in there doing something or the other such as cooking and prepping meals for my family and it is also the place where my family gathers being that it is the heart of the home too. The style of my kitchen is very rustic and charming… a farmhouse style kitchen that I absolutely love and I am always on the hunt for new pieces to add to its rustic charm and John Boos Cutting boards are the perfect fit. I recently had the chance to collaborate with John Boos & Co to review their 3″ Thick Maple End Grain Chopping Block with Stainless Steel Handles a try and I am in love! This piece is amazing and it is also an end grain design which is everything to me (I will explain more about that later) and it makes the perfect addition to my farmhouse style kitchen. This cutting board from John Boos & Co. is not only beautiful to look at but also functional and can be used for chopping, cutting and more in terms of preparing for meals but it is also perfection for serving and entertaining. This piece is the perfect addition to my farmhouse style kitchen and it is a piece that will last a lifetime with proper care. Let’s take a look at why I a loving this beautiful 3″ Thick Maple End Grain Round Chopping Block with handles from John Boos & Co. and why this is the perfect gift for anyone on you gift giving list this Holiday Season!
First… let me start off by sharing why I am a huge fan of John Boos and have been for years and years. The first reason is quite simple… they are made right here in the good old USA in Effingham, IL since 1887! In fact….John Boos & Co., based in Effingham, IL is one of the oldest manufacturers of premium quality food service equipment and butcher blocks in the U.S.A! Boos has been in the business continuously since 1887 and it was all started with Conrad Boos. It was in his Effingham, IL blacksmith shop that founder, Conrad Boos first invented what would become the original Boos Block®. Having harvested sycamore from local wooded areas, and processed it in his sawmill, Conrad brought it to his blacksmith shop for finishing. That first block of sycamore slab placed on three legs evolved with sheer purpose of a block to absorb the shock of this smith’s hammer against the anvil. It was the local butcher, who having seen and admired Conrad’s block, became impassioned about owning a block for his meat market. Unknowingly, Conrad’s son, John, who having made and sold that first block to the local butcher, took John Boos & Co. into the infancy of the 125 year reign of serving customers in the commercial market sector.
Check out this video about the craftsmanship and integrity that goes into every single John Boos & Co Product & the reason I love them:
Pretty cool right? Their story is everything to me and I admit that I am in love with this John Boos 3″ Thick Maple End Grain Chopping Block as it has been the absolute perfect addition to my kitchen. I keep it on my countertop right next to my farmhouse sink so that I can chop up fresh veggies, herbs and more after washing them. I can even use this for serving! When my sister comes to town, she loves good charcuterie board loaded with cheese, olives crackers and fruit and this is the perfect board for just that as the handles make it easy for me to carry around and the large surface is perfect for dressing with all to the goodies needed to create a delicious charcuterie board that my gusts will be impressed with.
The features of this amazing John Boos Cutting Board….
This beauty is made in the USA and provides a 3 inch thick Northern Hard Rock Maple chopping block surface that provides end grain construction which is the best of the best. This end grain wood chopping block is perfect for everyday use and special enough for any occasion you throw its way. The beautifully crafted stainless steel handles allow you to easily serve and carry this beautiful piece around with ease making it simple yet elegant in design and it is made tone heavy duty and durable so that it will last a lifetime with proper care. As soon as I got it out of the box I used the Boos Board Cream to add the perfect finish to the top of the board and you get everything you need to properly maintain this beauty in the John Boos Cutting Board Care & Maintenance Set which is a must have fro anyone purchasing a Boos Block. Paper care and maintenance will preserve the life of this piece and you can learn more about it below….
*Size: 18″ Diameter
*Weight: 22 lbs
*Northern Hard Rock Maple
*End Grain Construction
*Stainless Steel Handles
*Renewable Sustainable Hardwoods
*Made in USA
I am in love with this piece! The design is perfect and the piece provides you with the perfect cutting surface for all of your cutting and chopping needs. This 3 inch thick Maple Chopping Block is made to take a beating…especially with the end-grain construction. You can pound, chop, slice, dice and more and all without fear of damaging this beautiful masterpiece as it’s crafted from Northern Hard Rock Maple via end-grain construction which is especially important in terms of durability for lifetime use. Maple is a sturdy hardwood that provides a light and neutral coloration that looks amazing in any kitchen that you place it in plus with the end-grain construction, you will have a piece that will last for years and years to come. Not only is the end-grain construction the best, it is the top choice of cooks and chefs as it can take a beating and it is easy on your knives too.
The Benefits of End-Grain Construction versus Long Grain:
When it comes to End Grain chopping blocks….. using end grain wood is the most labor-intensive material used to create a cutting board. The benefits end grain construction is tremendous too as it ages really nicely and is also easy on your knives as the end grain construction will not wear them down as early as other surfaces will. When you cut on an end grain cutting board, the knife edge spreads the wood fibers apart on the hard surface. When the knife is removed, the fibers move back together and mend themselves. This results in less knife marks on the board and a board that will stay looking fabulous for years and years to come with proper care. This is completely the opposite of long grain boards as when you cut across long grain wood fibers, the fibers aren’t able to separate themselves and the pressure of the knife breaks the fibers which results in visible knife grooves in the board. This is why I am all about End Grain cutting boards and chopping blocks as end grain wood also creates the least amount of pressure on your knives and because the fibers of the wood are pointing upwards, the knife cuts into the fibers rather than across them. What you end up with is a sturdy cutting surface that will also not dull your knife blades. Easy said.. end grain cutting boards and chopping blocks are best of the best.
Now about that proper maintenance discussed above…..
John Boos & Co. Board Maintenance
Application is a breeze! Below the Board Cream is being used. I use the mystery oil regularly and the board cream when I want to give it a deep down seal that even blocks out bacteria. The kit comes with Mystery Oil Board Cream & Applicator which I love.
Caring for your John Boos Board is super easy to do with the John Boos Cutting Board Care & Maintenance Set. When the board needs a clean, simply hand wash and dry the board as needed. Occasionally when you feel the board is looking dry, you can apply John Boos & Co Mystery Oil which comes in the maintenance kit. I do this about once a month now but when it is new you may do it more often… whenever you feel its looking dry plus if you live in a dry climate, you may want to apply more as well. I also love and highly recommend using the John Boos Board Cream to seal the wood surface after applying the Mystery Oil. The Board Cream is a blend of mineral oil and beeswax that will keep the moisture in the wood and yucky bacteria out. The oil penetrates deep in the wood and the beeswax leaves a silky, protective barrier. You can find everything that you will need to properly care for your John Boos & Co. cutting board or chopping block in the John Boos Cutting Board Care & Maintenance Set. This is worth the investment as it will ensure your boards are cared for and with proper care they will seriously last a lifetime.
So what do you think of John Boos & Co and this gorgeous John Boos 3″ Thick Maple End Grain Chopping Block with Stainless Steel Handles? It is the perfect addition to every kitchen and it is perfect for all of your chopping and cutting needs….. Plus it is made by John Boos & Co. right here in the USA in Effingham, Illinois by skilled craftspeople using time honored techniques. The final result is a stunning work of art each and every time so make sure to check out John Boos & Co. online and visit them on social media too! Their boards make theumltime gift for anyone on your gift giving list too! Think Christmas, Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries and honestly anytime of the year!?
Since 1887, John Boos & Co. has been handcrafting the finest butcher blocks, cutting boards, and countertops in the USA. Their craftsmen love and know wood and are experts in handcrafting American Hardwoods into top quality products of beauty, durability and function.
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