|Material: Wood||Use: General Chopping Board|
|Shape: Square||Hooks To Counter: Yes|
|Juice 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.
Very useful pastry and kneading board.
June from Hayesville, NC – Verified Buyer
The size of this board is wonderful for food prep and to hide less,than beautiful countertops. I wouldn't use it for meats since it is very heavy and awkward to wash. Much too large to fit in sink. It is perfect for pastry and baking though. It is reversible and the lip keeps it in place. This is my second one. The first one finally wore out after about 20 years.
Joseph from TAMARAC, FL – Verified Buyer
Boos makes the best cutting boards, I think calling it a knead board might prevent some people from buying it. It is a cutting board on one side and a slicing board on the other with a gravy groove.
Carol from Youngsville, NY – Verified Buyer
This is of excellent quality. Heavy and sturdy and fits snugly on the counter top It may cost a little more than most but you get what you pay for.
BoosBlock Knead Board
Karen from Vandalia, OH – Verified Buyer
Just exactly what I needed. Good quality and fast shipment.
Barbara from Laredo, TX – Verified Buyer
The counter Boos cutting board is the best invention! i have beautiful Granite counters and I have placed it where I can slide it close to the range and to the sink! It is sO great that I oght two just in case i need to work on the opposite side of the kitchen and that one I keep in the under cabinet for when i need it. Thanks! Barbara