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|Material: Wood||Use: General Chopping Board|
|Shape: Rectangle||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.
neal from san antonio, TX – Verified Buyer
This cutting board is big and heavy. That is NOT a con, but a plus. It doesn't slip. It is also very pretty. Very solid, but easy on knives. HINT: It is dry; be sure to put mineral oil or beeswax on it.
Very, very large beautiful cutting Board
Nicole from Redwood City, CA – Verified Buyer
Be prepared to have a lot of counterspace if you're using this in the home. Despite that, I am thrilled with my commercial size cutting board. I can make complex stirfries and have enough room on the cutting board to chop ingredients individually. Be careful if you have a very sharp professional knives, they may leave deeper incision marks.
BoosBlock is the best
Luella from Peoria, AZ – Verified Buyer
I had been looking for a long time for a cutting board that I would love from the first day to many years later and this Boos Block is just that! I purchased the cleaner as well as the wax to help keep it looking almost like new. I will never need to purchase another cutting board; this is the best one I have ever purchased and I have purchased several.
Perfect cutting board when using a meat cleaver or chopping garlic.
ANN from QUECHEE, VT – Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
The plastic boards are great for just about everything, but made too much racket and jumped all over when I chopped garlic, onions, etc with a meat cleaver. The wood board stays in place, doesn't move around or jump when I chop. It is the perfect size and weight, came nicely packaged and on time.
Very functional and good looking
Marie from Napa, CA – Verified Buyer
This is the best cutting board we have ever owned! It has lots of surface area for prep, looks attractive in our kitchen and is easy to maintain. Just remember to oil it before first use (we forgot) with food grade mineral oil.
Barbara from Tucson, AZ – Verified Buyer
Purchased to use as base for my Coffee brew station... It works great... Make sure you apply your mineral oils, so no stains can surface...
Courtney from ANTIOCH, CA – Verified Buyer
This is one of the best cutting boards out there. It is heavy in weight but soft enough to keep your knives sharp.
Standing up to everyday use.
Chris from New York – Verified Buyer
Love this board, heavy, looks nice, is a great size and has lasted through months of heavy use and is still holding up perfectly.
BoosBlock is the best!
Paula from Cranston, RI – Verified Buyer
This is a great cutting board, it is heavy duty and nice to look at. It gets the job done and the finger handles are great for maneuverability. It does take up a large amount if counter space.
Nice cutting board
Leslie from Kansas – Verified Buyer
Everything has been great that we've ordered from your site. The cutting board was just what we expected and we have no issues with it. It's a nice cutting board.