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|Product Type: Kitchen Cart; Butcher Block||Base Finish: Stainless Steel|
|Hardware Finish: Zinc Plated Hardware||Counter Material: Brown|
|Solid Wood Construction: Yes||Number of Items Included: 1|
|Style: Modern||Exterior Shelves: Yes|
|Drawers Included: No||Cabinets Included: No|
|Shape: Rectangular||Foldable: No|
|Drop Leaf: No||Wheels: Yes|
|Commercial Use: Yes||Product Care: Top- Wipe clean with mild soap & water. Must oil with Boos Mystery Oil every 2-3 weeks. Base- Use Boos Stainless Steel Cleaner|
|Country of Manufacture: United States|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 1 year warranty against defect in workmanship & material|
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.
Sturdy Cart but board is slightly warped
Murkul from Oakland, CA– Verified Buyer
I really love the cart and board, however it was "involved" to put together. When I put the board on the top of the assembled cart it was not balanced; I first thought I had not assembled the cart appropriately and after several adjustments I decided to place the board on my granite counter and low-and-behold the board appears to be slightly warped. I guess I will put a small furniture pad on the cart to keep the board from moving.
Great Kitchen Cart
Elisa from Woodward, OK– Verified Buyer
This cart was very easy to put together however it is super sturdy. It is perfect for my space and a wonderful addition to my kitchen.
Just the best ! Love it
David from ARCADIA, CA– Verified Buyer
This has made our kitchen so much better. It makes it so much more organized and so easy-to-use just pull it out to the center of the floor and it's a marvelous addition
Jonathan from Santa Barbara, CA– Verified Buyer
Love this table. Restaurant quality will have for a long time
Awesome kitchen cart
Marsha from Viola, TN– Verified Buyer
This cart is perfect for storage & extra counter space in a small kitchen. The butcher block top can be removed for cleaning which is an added bonus. Well made and just perfect!
Diana from Simi Valley, CA– Verified Buyer
It's perfect for our kitchen! The butcher block top is very pretty and easy to work on.
Love this cart..
Wendy from Portland, OR– Verified Buyer
This cart was easy to assemble and excellent quality, I am using for extra counter space in a small condo and it is perfect.
MARY DEBEVEC from EVELETH, MN– Verified Buyer
My son easily put it together. It is very well made. The height is perfect for a work surface. I wish I had purchased it earlier.
Great kitchen addition.
Matt from Sarver, PA– Verified Buyer
This piece was exactly what I was looking for. Easy assembly and looks great. Makes a nice microwave stand. Shipping was much quicker than stated.
Steven Doherty from Calgary, AB– Verified Buyer
excellent product and good delivery,quality was as expected-(this coming from someone who is extremely picky and technical background.