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The new Boos boards

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Just bought a new 18 X 12" Boos board,  The new ones come wrapped in plastic, so it is difficult to get a good look at the board.  At home, I removed the plastic and found the board to be only rough sanded, some of the edges were not completely rounded and one of the strips of wood had a knot in it.  A half hour of sanding will probably remedy the aesthetic issues, but the knot will remain.  For sanitary reasons, I am not sure the board is returnable.

For the price Boos charges, for their boards, this is completely unacceptable. If you are going to buy a Boos board, don't leave the store without removing the plastic wrapping and getting a good look at what you are buying.


Edited by Full Sack - 9/3/15 at 12:06pm
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Go to visit Boardsmith.com.    Boos' have had some QC problems.  Just do a search at this forum as there's been some negative reports/reviews concerning Boos boards.


Edited by kokopuffs - 9/4/15 at 10:55pm

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Wanted a board with a well and didn't see one on the Boardsmith site.  Did see a great looking board, with a well, at Williams-Sonoma: good wood, nice finish.  I will probably go with that.  Gave the Boos to a friend, for a housewarming gift.

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Cutting boards, used glass, plastic, wood now bamboo. This one has 7 color coded chopping mats that have pictures of what food used for. They store inside the bamboo cutting board. I felt this is safer than all wood board. Had one before with a metal circle thing with spikes to hold meat, removable but kind of rusted. I read good things about bamboo so also bought tools just haven't tried them yet. mostly use kitchenaid silicon ones.
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Cutting boards, used glass, plastic, wood now bamboo. This one has 7 color coded chopping mats that have pictures of what food used for. They store inside the bamboo cutting board. I felt this is safer than all wood board. Had one before with a metal circle thing with spikes to hold meat, removable but kind of rusted. I read good things about bamboo so also bought tools just haven't tried them yet. mostly use kitchenaid silicon ones.


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I recall reading, BDL didn't favor bamboo boards:  too springy and tough on knife edges, (searched for his post, couldn't find it).

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I recall reading, BDL didn't favor bamboo boards:  too springy and tough on knife edges, (searched for his post, couldn't find it).


Awwww hell, I use my edge grain maple for almost all use.  But when I wanna' get pornographic, I'll use the bamboo number.  Like Jesus, the latter is way more forgiving!!!!!

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I recall reading, BDL didn't favor bamboo boards:  too springy and tough on knife edges, (searched for his post, couldn't find it).

I believe that another objection to bamboo is that it is a grass and tends to have higher level of mineralization (grit) than does wood.
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Go to visit Boardsmith.com.    Boos' have had some QC problems.  Just do a search at this forum as there's been some negative reports/reviews concerning Boos boards.

The Boos boards I looked at this morning did not have the finish issues of the ones I purchased this past September.  At least for the time being, Boos seems to have their QC problems under control.

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Wanted a board with a well and didn't see one on the Boardsmith site.  Did see a great looking board, with a well, at Williams-Sonoma: good wood, nice finish.  I will probably go with that.  Gave the Boos to a friend, for a housewarming gift.

The W-S board didn't hold-up well over time.  The wood became rough and grainy, (sanding didn't help much), and seemed to be of an inferior grade compared to both the Boardsmith and the Boos, with the Boardsmith board being by far the best.


Edited by Full Sack - 11/28/15 at 9:27pm
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