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The Reasons You Need A John Boos & Co. 2 1/4″ Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board!

If you visit Deliciously Savvy often, you know that I am a lover of all things pertaining to the kitchen as cooking and creating delicous meals for my family and even my friends is everything to me. I have honestly been cooking since I was like 12 years old and probably even younger. My mom worked full time so when I got home from school…. I would pull out a cookbook and find a recipe that I had all of the ingredients for and then try and make it. I kept at it and now… I am the cook in the family that everyone comes to for special recipes, recipe requests and more. Now this love of cooking also means that I am a bit obsessed with my kitchen and my culinary tools which is why anytime that I have a chance to work with John Boos & Co I am in! Hands down… John Boos & Co is my favorite culinary brand and the only brand of chopping blocks and cutting boards that I will use in my kitchen. I cannot wait to share my love of this beautiful Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board that I had the chance to review and the many reasons it’s a must have for your kitchen too!

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 foodservice equipment and butcher blocks in the U.S.A!  Boos has been in 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:

Now let’s talk about the reasons every kitchen needs at least one Boos Block from John Boos & Co and especially this beautiful RA03 Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board!

Beautiful & Functional Addition To Any Kitchen

The first reason is that this John Boos & Co. Cutting Board is a beautiful and functional addition to any kitchen. This RA03 Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board is available in four different sizes and the size I chose measures a generous 24 inches long, 18 inches wide and 2.25 inches thick. This beautiful board provides the perfect surface for your cutting needs and it not only is the perfect preparation surface for your many meals but it is also perfect for serving too. I use my John Boos & Co. Cutting Boards and Butcher Blocks as Charcuterie Boards when my family and friends come over for a special celebration and it is always the talk of the party when people see it displayed beautifully. This is why it makes for a beautiful display piece as well as a functional cutting board that is the perfect addition to any kitchen you throw its way and I have to stress that it makes the ultimate gift for anyone on your gift giving list too.

Sustainably Crafted Here In The USA

I absolutely love that this beautiful Boos Block is made from sustainably sourced, hand-selected Northern Hard Rock Maple Wood which is widely recognized as one of the finest and most durable of food prep surfaces in the world! I have to tell you that I love this beautiful Maple Cutting Board as the natural colorations of the wood are everything and as with all John Boos & Co. Butcher Blocks and Cutting Boards, it is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that you will be proud to display in your kitchen. Add to that the fact that this board is crafted right here in the USA as mentioned above and I am obsessed!

Designed To Be Reversible

I absolutely love that this board is designed to be reversible as well. Both sides of the RA03 Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board are flat and can be used as dual cutting surfaces and the integrated handgrips on each end make lifting, moving and cleaning the board a breeze. This board is a thick and hearty piece that measure a generous 2 1/4 inches thick and it has earned the reputation of being a customer favorite.

Easy to Clean & Care For

Caring for this beautiful board is super easy to do as you can simply hand wash and dry the board as needed. You will also want to apply Boos Block Mystery Oil regularly (more often in dry climates and especially when the board is new), and I can say I probably use the Boos Block Mystery Oil once a month or whenever the wood is looking a bit dry. I also highly recommend using the Boos Block Board Cream to seal the wood surface after applying the Boos Block Mystery Oil. The blend of mineral oil and beeswax will keep the moisture in the wood and 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. Boos Block or chopping block in the John Boos Block 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.

Safe Cutting Surface For Your Knives

The John Boos RA03 Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board is easier on your knives than traditional plastic cutting boards. Plastic cutting boards can dull your knives much more quickly which makes using your John Boos & Co. Wooden Cutting Board the superior choice for your cutting and chopping needs.

The Professional Choice

John Boos & Co Cutting Boards and Butcher Blocks are the preferred choice by the top chefs and I have to admit years and years ago I fell in love upon seeing their gorgeous boards on my favorite cooking show “Chopped”. Their cutting boards and chopping blocks are often imitated but only John Boos & Co Boards are the preferred cutting surfaces of top chefs and restaurants around the world.

Overview Of The Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board:

*Thickness: 2-1/4”

*Northern Hard Rock Maple (NSF Certified)

*Edge Grain Construction

*Reversible With Recessed Finger Grips

*Oil Finish

*Renewable Sustainable Hardwoods

*Made in USA

So what do you think of John Boos & Co. and this gorgeous John Boos & Co. Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board? It is the perfect addition to every kitchen, makes the most amazing of gifts for anyone on your gift giving list and it is perfect for all of your chopping and cutting needs. Add to that the fact that it is made by John Boos & Co. right here in the USA in Effingham, Illinois by skilled craftspeople using time honored techniques and sustainably sourced wood…. making it a true masterpiece that is a must-have addition to any and every kitchen. The final result is a stunning work of art each and every time so check out John Boos & Co. online today and visit them on social media too!


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.


Deliciously Savvy received product and/or compensation in exchange for an honest and unbiased review and all opinions are 100% my own. Tis post contains affiliate links and I may make a small commission used to support this blog if the product is ordered via the links in this post. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!


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