Simple and extremely practical, this hard maple reversible cutting board from famous Butcher Block maker John Boos is the perfect size for counter top use and convenient out of the way storage. Laminated rock maple strips laid out in a 20″ x 15″ x 1.25″ edge grain board give two equally useful cutting surfaces. Since they are easy to mix up where cross contamination is a factor, it’s still a good idea to have two.
One of the best cutting surfaces, rock maple rivals beechwood in popularity and durability, gracing professional restaurants, culinary schools and private kitchens across the country. This cutting board is finished with oil and beeswax and guaranteed for one year from time of purchase. Proper maintenance with a regular rubdown of butcher block oil together with proper storage should be enough to ensure this beautiful cutting surface will last for a while.
A couple of layers of paper towels on the countertop make a good non-slip surface for this board–be sure to wipe it down and store it away on its edge soon after use, so the bottom surface doesn’t absorb moisture. Excessive exposure to dampness will put the board at risk for swelling and cracking.