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|Material: Wood||Use: General Chopping Board|
|Shape: Square||Hand Grips /Finger Grooves: Yes|
|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.
Linda from Texas– Verified Buyer
I purchased this as a gift for a friend's wedding. It's really nice to have BoosBlock! It appears to be a great board!
Susan from Katy, TX– Verified Buyer
Heavy item-may consider adding some type of handle to make gripping easier.
Gary from Milton, ON– Verified Buyer
This chopping block is very good quality heavy duty very happy with it
Intermediate cook from West Chester,Pa.– Verified Buyer
I have the large version of this and wanted a smaller one for next to my stove and it is perfect. Boos cutting boards are the best and will stay like new when using the Boos Mystery oil every 2 weeks or so. They are a good companion for my good knives.
Nice Cutting Board, but Oil It First
JD from Toronto, Canada– Verified Buyer
A very nice, simple, cutting board, but it arrived quite dry. Make sure you apply (and reapply) a lot of mineral oil (or Boos Mystery Oil) before you use it.
Valued Customer from Kansas– Verified Buyer
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