If you are as big of a fan of the Food Network as I am, I am sure that you have seen the beautiful kitchen staple called the Boos Block Cutting Board. If you have not yet noticed it, pay attention the next time you see someone cooking on TV, because 9 times out of 10 you will see the famous Boos Block logo on the side of their cutting board (like you can see in the photo below). After the Dr Oz Show aired a segment about the importance of replacing old cutting boards (click here to read the recap if you missed it: Cutting Board Dangers), a bunch of you contacted me to ask for advice on new cutting boards. So, I went on a mission to find the best cutting boards for my readers. While on my quest, not only did I get the opportunity to review two stunning Boos Blocks, but Boos Block also offered to give one of their high-end cutting boards to one of my readers too!
Boos Block Maple & Stainless Steel Feet Review:
The first Boos Block Cutting Board I reviewed is the one pictured above (and this is also the one that is available in our give-away – read on for additional details). The model number is MPL1812175-SSF and it is a phenomenal hard rock maple cutting board with a juice groove around the edge and the perfect, modern, globe-like, stainless steel feet. This John Boos Cutting Board With Stainless Steel Feet retails for $148.95. Why such a high price tag? Because you are getting an extremely high-end cutting board that is of superior quality to most cutting boards. We are not talking about your 1/4″ thick wood cutting board that will get sliced and destroyed by your knife in a matter of weeks. The Boos Block Cutting Board With Stainless Steel Feet is a whopping 1 3/4″ thick, 18 inches wide and 12 inches deep – this is the furthest thing from a light weight, flimsy kitchen tool we are talking about!
As you can see in the photo above, the juice groove on the Boos Block Cutting Board With Stainless Steel Feet is not just a tiny indentation that does not really serve a purpose (as is the case with so many other cutting boards). This juice groove is as thick as two of my fingers. I was able to cut an entire watermelon without getting juice all over my counter – and that is a difficult task since watermelons always equal a messy, sticky counter-top with just about any other cutting board! The Boos Block Cutting Board With Stainless Steel Feet is so gorgeous that you can make an impressive display with a few types of cheese and a handful of grapes at the spur of the moment – like when your in-laws make a surprise visit and you have nothing prepared!
Boos Block Reversible Maple Cutting Board Review
The second cutting board that I reviewed is the R02 or the John Boos Commercial Maple Cutting Board, which is a real work-horse of a cutting board. This cutting board is what I now use for my serious cooking jobs where I need a lot of cutting board space. As you can see in the photo above, you can place a ton of apples, pears, and tangerines next to each other on the Boos Block Maple Cutting Board, which is 24″ by 18″ by 1 1/2″ thick. Carving a huge turkey? Chopping up tons of veggies for a stir-fry for a big group? Or making a large fruit salad to take to your friend’s pot-luck? The Boos Block Maple Cutting Board can handle all of this! I love that I do not have to chop up some of the ingredients and then dirty another bowl to clear up more space on my cutting board.
John Boos Cutting Board Review:
In addition to looking great and providing me with a huge surface area to chop to my heart’s content, the quality of the Boos Block Cutting Boards really cannot be beat. I have chopped everything you can possibly imagine on my Boos Block over the past month, and my husband keeps remarking on how it still looks practically new. Another aspect that I love about using a wood cutting board is that your knives stay sharp for longer. With how expensive good knives are, it pays to take good care of them. Yes, you can certainly sharpen most knives (especially good quality knives), but you can only sharpen knives a certain number of times. Plus, let’s be realistic, how many of us are using dull knives right now because we just cannot find the time to sharpen them?
The bottom line – Boos Block Cutting Boards are popular among professional chefs and on the Food Network for a reason! Between its superb quality and the beautiful addition it makes to any kitchen counter-top, I think it is safe to say that I (and every person who has visited my kitchen since I got it) am in love with my Boos Block Cutting Boards!
How to Enter the Boos Block Cutting Board Giveaway:
Where to Buy a Boos Block Cutting Board: You can buy one here: Boos Block Cutting Boards
How to Win: You can win a Boos Block Cutting Board with Stainless Steel Feet by visiting the John Boos Website and leaving a comment in the Opinion Queen Comment Section (below) telling us what you loved the most on their website. This is a required step before getting extra points with the optional contest entry opportunities listed below.
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The winner will be selected on February 7, 2011 through a random number generator and contacted via e-mail. If there is no response from the winner within 3 days, another winner will be selected. Only US Residents are eligible for this giveaway.