When it comes to kitchen gear, there are just some brands that have earned a cultlike reputation for being the very best. For blenders, it’s Vitamix. For stand mixers, it’s a KitchenAid. And for cutting boards, it’s John Boos or bust. This American-made, maple cutting board is the gold standard for chopping and slicing, soft enough to protect sharp kitchen knives but sturdy enough to stand the test of time (and not show too many knife marks). Once you’re done prepping your vegetables, you can flip this board over and serve your main dish — like, say, a roasted turkey. The deep juice groove will catch all the drippings while you carve, and it still looks nice enough to do double-duty as a serving platter on the table.
And just in time for Thanksgiving, this Boos block is on sale. It’s actually the cheapest we’ve ever seen for this reversible, 1.5-inch thick version — just $63 on Amazon. So pick up one for the serious home cook in your life, and gift one to yourself, too.
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