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|Product Type: Kitchen Cart||Base Finish: Metal|
|Counter Finish: Hard rock maple||Hardware Finish: Zinc coated|
|Base Material: Stainless steel||Counter Material: Wood|
|Solid Wood Construction: Yes||Style: Contemporary|
|Exterior Shelves: Yes||Drawers Included: No|
|Cabinets Included: No||Towel Rack: Yes|
|Pot Rack: No||Spice Rack: No|
|Cutting Board: No||Drop Leaf: No|
|Trash Bin Compartment: No||Stools Included: No|
|Wheels: Yes||Wine Storage: No|
|Stemware Storage: No||Cart Handles: Yes|
|Finished Back: Yes||Commercial Use: Yes|
|Product Care: Wipe with mild soap & water||Country of Manufacture: United States|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 1 year limited warranty on workmanship and 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.
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Reggie from san francisco, CA – Verified Buyer
The island was pretty easy to assemble but two corners of one steel shelf were pretty banged up. Fortunately this did not impact putting it together and it looks great.
Beautiful kitchen cart
Roberta from Grand Rapids, MI – Verified Buyer
This kitchen cart is beautiful. It is sturdy and well made. The only drawback is that the top is not meant to be used as a cutting surface.
Just what the chef needs...
Byron from Chicago – Verified Buyer
Super quality product...clear, easy to follow instructions..easy to put together by one person with at least an 6' X 6' asembly area and everything fit together without the slightest alteration or adjustment.
Our latest kitchen addition.
JoAnne from Garson, ON – Verified Buyer
Very servicable and easy to move about in our smaller space. Fits in well in with our modern traditional design. A great choice for us!
Top qualitiy item
Ken from Dixon, CA – Verified Buyer
This is a top quality kitchen cart that is designed with utility and beauty in mind. It is easy to assemble and was shipped without a scratch. We are very pleased with our purchase.
JoAnn from Palos Park, IL – Verified Buyer
I couldn't be happier with this cart. John Boos makes a great product. Exceeded my expectations and needs.I highly recommend this cart.
love it !
Dragan from Windsor, ON – Verified Buyer
I could not ask for a bitter product !
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