Updated April 14, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best John Boos Butcher Blocks

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Based in Effingham, Illinois, John Boos and Company have been crafting top-of-the-line wooden tables and butcher blocks for over 130 years. They're such tabletop masters, in fact, that their reputation precedes them in fancy kitchens worldwide. If you, your restaurant, or the home chef in your life is looking for a top-quality cutting surface, one of these will be perfect. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best john boos butcher block on Amazon.

10. Fusion Board

9. CCB183 Round

8. BBQ BD-6

7. BS Square

6. PCA2 Walnut

5. Newton Prep Master

4. CCB12 3-Inch

3. OCB-18P Octagonal

2. Classic Collection

1. RA Series

Editor's Notes

January 13, 2019:

Anyone who's worked at many different restaurants (which, if you're talking about line cooks, is most or all of us) will certainly have seen this iconic brand in action. Boos blocks are absurdly popular among high-end culinary institutions, and for good reason — they're durable, relatively easy on knives, and they simply look fantastic. Plus, should they fal prey to poor shipping practices or the rare manufacturing defect, every single one of the company's fine products is covered by a one-year warranty. That said, the RA series is straightforward, just the right weight, and relatively affordable. If you demand the best, and plan to chop a whole lot of meat, the Classic Collection is definitely worth a look. All of its members are huge, heavy, and exceptionally long-lasting; in fact, they may outlive most chefs. The OCB-18P sports a unique, eight-sided design, and its built-in drip pan can be a real game-changer. The same can be said for the Newton, which is one of the more interesting options we found. The Boos' first-ever chopping block consisted of a sycamore trunk with three legs, for use in the senior Conrad's blacksmith, and the PCA2 is a relatively faithful reproduction of that, but with far superior, end-grain wood. Finally, the Fusion, BBQ, and BS Square lines are all great and good-looking choices for the quality-conscious home cook.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on April 14, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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