Our Top Choice
John Boos 1.5-inch Maple R-Board – Reversible
You’ve probably never taken notice of the name on your kitchen cutting board, but chances are that you’ve owned a John Boos cutting board at some point in time, especially if it’s a wooden one.
Solid wood, stable, ideal for cutting and chopping. Beeswax finish makes cleaning easier, and wood helps knives keep their edge. Reversible. Comes in three sizes.
Requires regular oiling, making the maintenance somewhat of a drag. No juice groove on either side.
18x12x1.5, 20x15x1.5, 24x18x1.5
Hand wash and oil
Seville Classics Bamboo Cutting Board
With over three and a half decades of experience under their collective belt, Seville Classics have a thing or two to say about innovation in home organization.
Solid bamboo board itself requires no cleaning. The cutting mats are dishwasher safe and color-coded for various foods. Pretty lightweight and stable. Pretty sanitary.
The mats are aesthetically pleasing, but also pretty thin. The concept is great, but the execution could’ve been better.
Dishwasher safe cutting mats
Catskill Craftsmen Pro Series Reversible
Wizards in working wood, the Catskill Craftsmen Company can make anything from cabinets to tables, and their kitchen cutting boards are nothing short of eye-catching.
Solid slab, ideal for cutting and chopping. The wood helps knives keep the edge. Reversible, plain on one side, juice groove on the other. Made in the USA.
Requires lots of maintenance, regular oiling and cleaning. The finish could also be finer.
20x16x1.5, 24x18x1.5, 30x20x1.5
Sunlife Brands Enviroboard
Sunlife Brands advertise themselves as quality products for quality living and we tend to agree wholeheartedly. Another apt description would be clean products for clean living.
Germ free. Microwave friendly for 100% sanitization. FDA and BPA approved. Elastic, prevents scratches and gouges. Backed by a 30-day Money Back Guarantee.
Tends to not sit flat on the countertop due to folding. Could be bigger. Shallow groove.
Dishwasher safe; Microwave safe
OXO Utility Cutting Board
OXO currently sells over a thousand products, each of which is an exercise in utility and universality. Their designs are simple, yet innovative, and will make your life easier.
Just the right size. Easy cleaning, no maintenance. Smooth. Good value.
Four pegs that prevent it from sliding and raise the board off the countertop.
White and black/White and red