A solid cutting board is useful at any time of year, but it really shines during the holiday season. From now until New Year's Eve, you'll need a sturdy surface for prepping ingredients, carving mains, and serving appetizers and desserts. Which is why you need to get this John Boos Maple Cutting Board while it's 40% off during Amazon's Black Friday event.
Since 1887, John Boos has been an industry leader in crafting high-quality cutting boards and butcher blocks. The Illinois-based company uses North American hardwoods like cherry, maple, and walnut, which are incredibly durable without damaging knife edges. When maintained with oil or cream (also on sale right now for Black Friday), the characteristically thick cutting boards can last a lifetime.
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To buy: John Boos Maple Cutting Board with Juice Groove, $83 (originally $135) at amazon.com
Right now, the brand's maple R-series cutting board is $83—the cheapest we've ever seen. It measures 1.5-inches thick and can be used on both sides. One surface is flat for slicing and serving, while the other has a juice groove for carving meats like turkey, prime rib, and ham. Built-in handles make the 24-inch by 18-inch board a breeze to flip or carry from kitchen to table.
Boos boards are popular with both home cooks and professional chefs, alike. Unsurprisingly, this marked-down board has hundreds of perfect reviews on Amazon. Users praise it for its large working space and superior craftsmanship.
"Sturdy," one wrote. "This is an amazing cutting board. I have had one on my counters for the past two years at least."
A second added, "It's a heavy and solid cutting board with a nice edge groove to capture liquids and it provides plenty of room for larger prep. I enjoy prepping on something that has space for lots of products and doesn't slide (at all!)."
Because of their quality, Boos boards are typically pricey—this large block normally costs $135. But for the next couple of hours, the kitchen upgrade is $53 off. Hurry and add it to your Amazon cart before the sale ends.