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John Boos & Co. Mystery Oil

Formulated by the leading supplier of butcher blocks and cutting boards to restaurants and butchers, this special blend of mineral, linseed and orange oils is essential for maintaining and preserving wood food-prep surfaces. Apply to butcher blocks...Read More

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Formulated by the leading supplier of butcher blocks and cutting boards to restaurants and butchers, this special blend of mineral, linseed and orange oils is essential for maintaining and preserving wood food-prep surfaces. Apply to butcher blocks, cutting boards and countertops to preserve their quality for years to come.

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  • Food-grade oil absorbs and penetrates deeply into wood surfaces to help protect, revitalize and moisturize the wood fibers
  • Special blend of mineral, linseed and orange oils is safe for maintaining and preserving all wood food-preparation surfaces including butcher blocks, cutting boards, countertops and more
  • NSF certified
  • Made in the USA

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  • Manufacturer: John Boos & Co.
  • Ingredients: Blend of mineral, linseed and orange oils
  • Capacity:
    • 16 fl. oz.
    • 1 gallon
  • Made in the USA

Care & Usage Show

  • About once a month, apply to wood food-prep surfaces including butcher blocks, cutting boards and countertops

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  • Mystery oil

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Customer Reviews

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boos oil
Works as advertised. This oil is totally different than the usual wood oil. It is thicker and is quickly absorbed by the wood. After a night to soak in it is ready for a second application and the wood is still thirsty and absorbs a lot of oil. Much better than normal wood oil products and well worth the cost as it is ideal for all the Boos wood products. A definite plus!
May 7, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Easy to use. Just follow the instructions. Make my board looks brand new.
April 10, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Excellent product
used this on on old solid wood butcher block. It works wonderfully..
January 19, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Great product
I would definitely recommend this product as it adds so much beauty to the cutting board and adds good protection as well.
March 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Easy To Use
Easy to apply to my wood cutting board. It's worth having this kind of oil instead of something like Canola Oil
January 6, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Followed instructions came out just as instructions stated super stuff
May 24, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
John Boos Cleaning prodcuts
All of John Boos cleaning and maintenance products work very well for all wooden cutting boards. They are effective and easy to use.
April 25, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
This oil does exactly as promised. Start with your board scrubbed and dried well. Oil and leave overnight.
February 11, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
The best stuff
My cleaning lady used it to clean my formica like counter tops and it made them look great!
November 29, 2016
Works well
I use this on my other wooden kitchen tools. Bought the cream at the same time and loved it; my Boos Block cutting board got the cream!
April 10, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
 

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
Have the cream and it works great. I wanted to try this, as well.
Kristina D on Jun 23, 2019
Much needed for protecting all your cutting boards. Such a needed product.
deegee c on May 16, 2019
Have the cream and it works great. I wanted to try this, as well.
Kristina D on Jun 23, 2019
Product works
Tamara S on Jun 20, 2019
Much needed for protecting all your cutting boards. Such a needed product.
deegee c on May 16, 2019
To finish wooden spoons and servers, Let wood absorb for 24 hours and wipe with a non linty cloth, let dry a week and sand with 600 grit sandpaper. Repeat soak and dry then sand with 1000 grit sandpaper and wipe sanding dust off. Apply the third coat lightly it won't take much oil, let dry and wipe off oil and let dry. Have a glass of wine and admire your cool spoons you earned it.
Edward T on May 10, 2019
Need this to preserve the wood on rolling pin.
Anita P on Apr 28, 2019
I'm trying it for a butcher block top on my kitchen island.
Debra B on Apr 26, 2019
To use on wood cutting board
LYNN O on Apr 25, 2019
I have John Boos boards and a butcher block counter top and it drinks up a lot of oil. And it is so good!!!!
Marie S on Apr 7, 2019
I live in a dry hot state and wood needs attention or it cracks
david m on Apr 5, 2019
Bought the cream with my new cutting board, but my old board needs a bit more help. We'll see if the oil can bring it back a bit.
Dustine A on Mar 24, 2019
wanted to try it. usually use mineral oil
Susan F on Mar 22, 2019
recommendation
Christine J on Mar 19, 2019
Because I ran out and this is the best price with the discount.
Bryan L on Mar 18, 2019
Store employee recommended
Blake R on Feb 22, 2019
I just purchased a John Boos cutting board. I want to treat it as recommended by Boos.
Michael F M on Feb 19, 2019
To preserve cutting board.
Robert K on Feb 5, 2019
Recommended by manufacturer
Aravind M on Jan 10, 2019
Bought son-in-law a Boos cutting board for Christmas and forgot to buy the oil:)
SUSAN G on Jan 7, 2019
Highly recommended by my sister! I love my fancy cutting board that sits on my countertop so it needs to look good!
Lucille H on Jan 7, 2019
To keep the cutting board I purchased in good condition.
Joan B on Jan 6, 2019
Preserving boards
Claudia H on Jan 5, 2019
I received a John Boos cutting board for christmas
Joan G on Dec 29, 2018
it looks good
Steve R on Dec 28, 2018
Caring for my nice cutting boards.
Rhonda C on Dec 27, 2018
Have a great Boos Block and this really helps keep it looking like new.
Jill S on Dec 24, 2018
for your cutting boards
Keith B on Dec 24, 2018
It works well!
Janice S on Dec 19, 2018
Prolong the life of my wooden boards
allison q on Dec 17, 2018
Isn't this for the butcher block cutting board?
Carol K on Dec 11, 2018
To keep my board in good condition
Patricia L on Dec 11, 2018
Need this to keep the wood items oiled up
Sharon W on Dec 9, 2018
To condition and clean board
Susan F on Dec 8, 2018
gift for boys to keep cutting boards nice
Cynthia M on Dec 6, 2018
works great!
Katie R on Nov 23, 2018
Out of mineral oil
Christina P on Nov 23, 2018
to oil cutting/serving boards
Vivian K on Nov 23, 2018
obvious
Tom L on Nov 23, 2018
need
Kris M on Nov 21, 2018
recommended to help with maintaining the cutting board.
Ronald S on Nov 19, 2018
For my kitchen boards and wooden rolling pin.
Eleanor H on Nov 9, 2018
Based on the reviews, I wanted this to replace the ordinary mineral oil I use for my butcher block island.
Robin I on Nov 3, 2018
I have a Boos board and this cream is wonderful!
Diane H on Oct 18, 2018
to protect the cutting board
Shannon L on Sep 16, 2018
I WAS TOLD BY YOUR STORE IN SAND DIEGO THAT I COULD ALSO USE THIS ON TEAKWOOD FURNITURE
Marsha E on Aug 30, 2018
Need it to keep my cutting board in good shape.
Ruth M on Aug 30, 2018
For regular use and maintenance of wood board
Jennifer G on Aug 26, 2018
It was on the registry
Debra T on Jul 31, 2018
to keep wood utensils and boards in great condition
Carolyn B on Jul 30, 2018
Purchased a Boos board and realized I needed this
Jennifer J on Jul 14, 2018
Have used this product before and find it very good - wouldn’t use anything else!
Pamela F on Jul 9, 2018
Product works
Tamara S on Jun 20, 2019
To finish wooden spoons and servers, Let wood absorb for 24 hours and wipe with a non linty cloth, let dry a week and sand with 600 grit sandpaper. Repeat soak and dry then sand with 1000 grit sandpaper and wipe sanding dust off. Apply the third coat lightly it won't take much oil, let dry and wipe off oil and let dry. Have a glass of wine and admire your cool spoons you earned it.
Edward T on May 10, 2019
What is the difference between the mystery oil and the cream? I am purchasing the deep groove maple board with pouring spout. Is one better suited for this board? Thank you
lilkkt on Oct 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I think they should be used together weekly but I live in dry climate. Oil and let it sit overnight and then use cream. Wash as used.
I was told that Boos Mystery Oil could also be used on soapstone counters that I am having put in my kitchen. Is this true? Thank you.
A shopper on Jun 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have read that somewhere as well, but I wouldn't recommended unless it is listed in manufacturer care instructions.
Are the cream and oil non-toxic? Are they derived from anything genetically modified? (GMO)?
Kathy P on Jan 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: According the Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS available on the web all products like this) Boos Mystery Oil is 65% white oil (which further research indicates in Mineral Oil, a petroleum distillate) and 35% Linseed Oil and 2% Orange Oil. An MSDS doesn't give information on things like MGO or non -GMO so I can't answer that. Boos Block Board Cream MSDS says 80 to 99% white oil, 1 to 20 % beeswax (bleached) and a less than .01% vitamin E.

Toxic is a term used by different people to mean different things. Toxicity also is very dependent on how much of it you ingest. There is more information on Wikipedia on all of these ingredients. Mineral Oil has been used for a very long time on wooden cutting boards.
How often do you need to use these products every time you use a board or once a week or month?
LISA L on Jun 14, 2015
John Boos & Co. Mystery Oil
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John Boos & Co. Board Cream
John Boos & Co. Board Cream
BEST ANSWER: I use my blocks several times during the day. Usually, I use the cream about once a month and leave it on the soak in overnight. As the board ages, it does not need as many cream applications. As you use cream or oil on your cutting board, you will be able to visually see a difference as the board dries out. When it gets the dry look, I put a coat of cream on it. I have tried both the oil and the cream and I prefer the cream.
Is this safe &/or recommended for bamboo cutting boards?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This oil is safe for maintaining and preserving all wood food-preparation surfaces.
Is this safe to use on my wooden cooking utensils?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes.it gets absorbed by the cutting board,it darkens it bringing out the grain of the wood.
I never use it immediately after I spread mineral oil,make sure there is no remaiining oil on the surface,scrub it lightly before use
Does this oil help with removing onion and other odors?
A shopper on Dec 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I only chop onions and shallots/garlic on plastic cutting boards because they release smelly juices, so I couldn't answer this question. If the juice seeped into the wood you may need to do a light sanding and then reapply the sealer and oil to get it clean.
 

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