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|Material: Wood||Use: General Chopping Board|
|Shape: Rectangle||Reversible: 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.
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Shelly from BIRMINGHAM, AL– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
I use this cutting board daily. One of my best purchases. It is rather large.
ME from New York , NY– Verified Buyer
Love this cutting board -- top quality -- should last for years!!!
Excellent and Sturdy
Joel from great falls, MT– Verified Buyer
A very nice thick cutting board. Goes excellently with my other wooden kitchen tools.
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TONY from Pt Pleasant, NJ– Verified Buyer
absolutely beautiful cutting board.!st one was damaged2nd one was delivered immediately and was perfect. Im very pleased with this purchase and with Wafair.
Great Looking Board
Viral Sheth from Boston, MA– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
I'm really happy with this purchase, my old board was pretty beat up so I decided to splurge on a John Boos. Knife glides on the board and fits great in my kitchen.
Good Looking Cutting Board
ShihJye Tan from Los Angeles, CA– Verified Buyer
Item arrived earlier than expected and it looks just like the picture shown.
Wife was happy
Reviewer from TN– Verified Buyer
just what we wanted for the new countertop
I see why the pros use these
Ragin' Cajun from Pflugerville, TX– Verified Buyer
This is a nice cutting board. I particularly like the handles that are inset on each side of the board. They make it much easier to pick it up. I followed the instructions for oiling it when I got it and it's been nice to use and easy to cleanup. I don't handle any raw meat on this board - i just don't feel comfortable doing so. I prefer plastic cutting boards for raw meat.
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