John Boos cutting boards and butcher blocks come in a variety of shapes and styles. Between all of their styles and series of cutting boards, there are some differences that make certain ones better for your particular needs. In this blog I’ll review each series of cutting boards and explain their general characteristics and which type of kitchen each one is good for.
John Boos Standard Wooden Cutting Boards
John Boos standard cutting boards include both the Chop-N-Slice and Commercial series. John Boos Chop-N-Slice boards are perfect if you have an average kitchen with a small or medium-sized sink. These straightforward wood boards from John Boos come in a range of sizes from super small (10 x 5 inches) to fairly large (20 x 15 inches) and have a very simple construction, so they’re available at low prices. Compared to the Commercial boards, the Chop-N-Slice boards are thinner and have comparatively sharp edges, as the Commercial boards have smooth and rounded edges.
The Commercial series wooden cutting boards are great for large kitchens or in professional food prepping situations. You often see celebrity chefs on television using these high-quality wood cutting boards. John Boos Commercial cutting boards are generally larger and thicker, ranging from 1-1/2 to 2-1/4 inches in thickness. They’re substantially heavier, but they’re also more durable and long lasting. In addition, they have nicely rounded edges that give them a smooth feel and appearance. Both John Boos Commercial and Chop-N-Slice cutting boards feature an edge-grain construction. Keep in mind that no wooden cutting board is safe to put into the dishwasher. If you really want a cutting board that can go into the dishwasher, I recommend looking at our John Boos poly cutting boards.
John Boos Specialty Cutting Boards
Our selection of John Boos specialty cutting boards includes specially-designed boards for kneading dough, slicing large roasts, slicing or pulling barbecue, and slicing foods with au jus such as prime rib. Each one has a special surface groove for collecting liquid that helps keep your counter clean while you’re slicing. The “Knead” boards also a lip on each side that helps keep the board from moving around while you’re kneading bread. Lastly, the “Slicer” board comes with pins that you can use to keep a roast or a turkey from moving around the board while you slice. Like the Commercial boards, each one of John Boos’ specialty boards has nicely rounded edges and a thick 1-1/4 inch construction with an edge grain cutting surface and they’re made in the USA.
John Boos Gift Collection Boards
The John Boos Gift Collection cutting boards are great for any type of kitchen. They’re perfect for cutting and slicing as well as for presentation during a party or other type of gathering. Each one of these blocks has an end-grain cutting surface, so they’re easier on your knives than other boards. They also have small wooden legs so you can place a bowl under the side of the board to quickly chop and collect vegetables or herbs.
John Boos Chinese Chopping Blocks
John Boos Chinese Chopping Blocks are the largest and heaviest of all of John Boos’ cutting boards, but they’re also the best for heavy chopping and slicing. They have end-grain cutting surfaces that are easier on knives. Each one also has a super thick construction, so they can withstand heavy blows from cleavers and other large knives. These chopping blocks from John Boos are all made in the USA from North American hard maple.
Now that you know more about these boards, if you want too view our entire selection head over to our John Boos Cutting Boards page and choose the category from Standard, Specialty, Gift Collection, and Chinese Chopping Blocks. We always have the lowest prices on John Boos cutting boards, butcher blocks, and kitchen furniture and orders over $49.95 receive free shipping.