Boos Block Mystery Oil
SHIPPING INCLUDEDon orders $50+
Our John Boos & Co.’s cutting boards are among are most reliable and hardworking staples in our test kitchen. To keep ours working and looking like new, we apply a generous amount of Boos Block Mystery Oil every 3 to 4 weeks–or whenever we notice dry spots on our board. In the morning, we wipe it off, and like a charm, it’s back in top shape. The food-grade oil is thinner than most, so it penetrates deep into the wood for optimal effects. And because John Boos & Co. has over 125 years in the business, it knows how to make exceptional goods stand the test of time.
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- Made in the USA
- Produced by John Boos & Co.
- Apply Mystery Oil to all surfaces of your cutting board every 3-4 weeks or when you notice lighter, dry spots.
- Leave Mystery Oil on the board overnight and wipe any excess in the morning.
- After each use, scrape down the surface with a metal spatula or scraper.
- Sanitize your cutting board by wiping all surfaces with mild dish soap and water.
- Dry throughly after each use.
- Distribute your cutting over the entire work surface and turn over your board periodically to allow even usage.
- Your credit card will be charged at time of purchase.
- Shipping is only available to the 48 contiguous United States and not available to PO Box addresses.
- Standard shipping takes 5-7 business days from ship date.
We accept returns (non-consumable products only), and will provide a full refund for the price of the item. Items must be shipped back within 30 days of receipt in their original packaging and condition. To make a return, please email [email protected] and we will provide you with the return address as well as any shipping instructions that may apply. Consumable products are non-returnable but are protected by our Freshness Guarantee
The Story Behind John Boos & Co.
There’s a reason why John Boos & Co.’s cutting boards are the standard in the culinary world. These hardwood goods are exceptionally made to stand the test of time. The Illinois-based company has had some practice—more than 125 years of it. In addition to its proud heritage, John Boos & Co. is also committed to environmentally responsible production, ensured by partnerships with hardwood foresters that follow sustainable practices.
Saratoga Block 24"x24"x4" with Legs - John Boos
Standard Edge, Standard Corner
Straight edges and straight corners. Looks like most standard cutting boards.
Standard Edge, Rounded Corder
Rounded corners are nice for cutting boards that are handled multiple times a day and moved around. No more poking shins and hips. Great for commercial kitchens.
Rounded Edge, Standard Corner
Rounded edges are great if the board is a bit larger than the countertop. The board can stick out and rub against the body, so rounded edges can relieve the sharpness.
Rounded Edge, Rounded Corner
This is the real deal. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, rounded edges and corners provide the most comfort for those who use cutting boards frequently. Easy to handle, and no pokes!
This Is the Best Way to Refresh Wooden Cutting Boards
Wash enough dishes by hand, and you’ll start to notice the warm water and bubbly suds strip away moisture from your skin. So it’s no surprise the same goes for your hard-working wooden cutting boards.
Just like you, wooden boards and chopping blocks need a little TLC to revitalize and protect their surfaces from drying and cracking. Thankfully, one of our favorite cutting board brands also makes an incredible solution to moisturize and seal wood so it’s durable enough to last a lifetime (and no, it’s not a sheet mask).
John Boos Mystery Oil and Block Cream is a two-step maintenance system that mimics the same treatment the company’s boards and butcher blocks receive during the manufacturing process. First, the Mystery Oil absorbs into the board’s grains, restoring moisture to the fibers. Second, the Block Cream—a silky mixture of natural unbleached beeswax and food-grade mineral oil—creates a resilient, long-lasting barrier between the wood and the world.
To buy: $20; amazon.com
Both are made from all-natural ingredients and work on all unsealed woods, including bowls, utensils, and countertops. Plus, when used regularly, the oil and cream not only protect your tools from normal wear and tear, but even keep bacteria from sticking to their wooden surfaces, according to a 2019 study.
On Amazon, the products have thousands of ecstatic reviews from customers who call them “magic” and a “must-have” for anyone with a wooden cutting board. Shoppers praise the scent-free oil and cream for how easy they are to apply, making everything from walnut and cherry to bamboo and maple richer and smoother.
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“This is the best treatment I’ve ever given my maple cutting boards,” one wrote. “With regular mineral oil, they would still get a bit dried out. One night of the Mystery Oil, one night of conditioner, and it’s better than new! It’s like a rejuvenating spa treatment for my cutting board!”
Another added, “These products turned my new charcuterie board into a really healthy-looking block of wood. A board that started out bland, dry, and rough to the touch has now become a rich, healthy-looking piece that feels soft and I’m proud to serve on.”
And because a quality wooden cutting board can cost hundreds of dollars, the $20 oil and cream are an affordable way to protect your investment. Snag the set from Amazon now and give your block the love it deserves.
Boos Block cutting boards are easily the most recognizable chopping surfaces out there. If you haven't noticed the hefty slabs of wood, with their instantly identifiable logo, on kitchen competition shows like Chopped and MasterChef, you've certainly seen them underneath the knives of Ina Garten and Giada De Laurentiis.
There's a reason they're so ubiquitous. Boos Blocks are sturdy and built to last; with proper care, they can withstand years of vigorous slicing, dicing, and all manner of prepping. These boards are the sort of thing you can pass down to your children. The only downside is that they tend to fetch a lofty price tag. Fortunately, Amazon is selling several Boos Block cutting boards at a discount this weekend, so you can snatch the perfect accessory to fulfill your Nancy Meyers kitchen fantasy. There are also a couple of other well-reviewed wooden cutting boards on sale, including a board by new Los Angeles–based brand Sonder, which our commerce editor Lauren Joseph uses in her own kitchen. Lastly, we found a deal on a bottle of Boos board oil, so you can keep your board in pristine condition.
Check out the deals on John Boos Block cutting boards below:
John Boos Block Chop-N-Slice Maple Wood Edge Grain Cutting Board, 18" x 12" x 1.25"
John Boos Maple Cutting Board, 24" x 18" x 1.5"
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