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|Purpose: Kitchen||Style: Liquids|
|Use: Kitchen||Scents: Citrus|
|Pack Size: 3 Pack||Country of Manufacture: United States|
The blacksmith used a sycamore tree placed on three legs to straighten horseshoes. The wooden block absorbed the shock of the smith's hammer. When the butcher saw the block where the anvil was resting, he realized he could use one in his meat market. So John Boos made him one and the rest is history. In the early days the butcher blocks were built for commercial meat markets. At the turn of the century meat purchased at the local market was not refrigerated or frozen, but hung.
The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 sq.ft. of total production capacity in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing capacity in Philipsburg, PA and Suring, WI, which produce wooden school furniture. The company has four dry kilns that will dry up to 210,000 board feet of lumber on a continual basis. There are 140 employees in the Effingham facility. Most of the hardwoods used for manufacturing is shipped from Great Lakes states via truck, while their second largest commodity, stainless steel, comes from steel warehouses and distribution centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St.Louis. The company currently is cutting up about five million feet of maple and oak each year.
Current Products & Markets
The wood and metal products are listed with the National Sanitation Foundation, the leader in sanitation agencies for approving equipment to be installed in foodservice and supermarket operations. The products must have approval of various sanitation agencies in order to be accepted by the industry. The stainless steel product group, which continues to expand, now includes stainless steel sinks, shelves, carts, etc. One of the outgrowths of their stainless steel plant and our wood plant is the new Cucina series of foodservice carts made from northern hard rock maple and foodservice grade stainless steel. The product has received instant acceptance from professional, as well as domestic chefs throughout North America. Sales are made through major gourmet catalog companies, as well as foodservice equipment dealers. Mixing the two materials provides John Boos & Co. with a competitive edge as the manufacturing begins and ends in Effingham, IL.
A must for your Boos cutting board!
Maureen from Londonderry, NH – Verified Buyer
I have used the Boos oil on my cutting boards for the last three years. It truly keeps them looking like new. I usually clean the cutting board well them apply the oil liberally & allow it to soak in overnight. Pros: I don't know of any other oil specifically made for these cutting boards. This is the best. Cons: It will probably take me 10 years to go through three bottles!
Carolyn from Palos Verdes Estates, CA – Verified Buyer
I have been very pleased with this oil. I bought a John Boos Prep Table and read that it is important to keep it oiled. It does keep the table looking fresh and new. I read that it was important to use an ample amount of it at each application. I recommend that you do that. It absorbed well and does help to prevent staining.
Sweetsie from Saint-Zotique, QC – Verified Buyer
Used the oil when I received it and it made a wonderful difference in my wood cutting boards and bamboo pieces I have. The all look much richer and more vibrant not to mention they are now well protected. Great product.
Jackie from Chippewa Falls, WI – Verified Buyer
Just got a new butcher block island top installed and it needed to be prepped. After doing some research, I found that this oil has been around for a long time and I decided to try it. I was really pleased with the results. No smells and not greasy, plus it brought out the beauty of the wood. I will certainly get more when needed.
Noreen from New York, NY – Verified Buyer
It is easy to apply and without leaving any stick residue.
Oil it up....
Tim from Latrobe, PA – Verified Buyer
Perfect compliment to the Block....this will make it last forever...
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Betsy from Whitehouse, TX – Verified Buyer
food safe, goes on smoothly, penetrates fast, good quality, plan to purchase again.
Good quality oil.
Gloria from Colorado
The Boos Mystery oil is wonderful. It is good quality oil too and I've had no problems with it so far!
love this stuff !!
Sharyl from Squaw Valley, CA – Verified Buyer
almost all of my house is done in wood .... the living room / dining room has walls like a log cabin and wood ceiling, there's a huge built in wood hutch, the kitchen has wood cabinets and wood countertops, the hallway is wood walls and celing and the guest bath has wood cabinets, countertops and ceiling. suffice it to say, I do a LOT of oiling !!! boos mystery oil brings all my wood back to a beautiful luster and shine. love, love, LOVE this stuff !!
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anna patti from vincentown, NJ – Verified Buyer
I was so thrilled to be able to find this oil. It's not easy to find. It really does a good job of preserving your cutting board. I have 2 Boos cutting boards and they will last forever if you use the oil.