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|Product Type: Kitchen Island||Base Finish: Metal|
|Counter Finish: Hard rock maple||Hardware Finish: Zinc coated|
|Base Material: Stainless steel||Counter Material: Wood|
|Solid Wood Construction: Yes||Style: Modern|
|Exterior Shelves: Yes||Drawers Included: Yes|
|Cabinets Included: No||Joinery Type: Dovetail|
|Towel Rack: Yes||Pot Rack: No|
|Spice Rack: No||Cutting Board: No|
|Drop Leaf: Yes||Trash Bin Compartment: No|
|Stools Included: No||Wheels: Yes|
|Wine Storage: Yes||Stemware Storage: No|
|Cart Handles: Yes||Finished Back: Yes|
|Commercial Use: Yes||Product Care: Wipe with mild soap & water & must oil butcher block top every 2-3 weeks|
|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.
A New Kitchen Every 21 Years from Northville, NY – Verified Buyer
While a picture may be worth a thousand words, shopping the internet can be tricky, what you see is not always what you get. In the case of our John Boos Cucina Americana butcherblock island, what we "saw" was delightfully so much less than what we got - which is not only a functional island, but a beautful piece of kitchen furniture! The craftsmenship of the piece was evident right out of the box, and once we had it put together (which, by the way, is very easy) we were stunned by the attention to detail, the quality of the wood,[...] The metal work and the wheel mechanics are also outstanding. The block itself is constructed from one contiguous piece, so whether the leaves are down or up, there is no break in the grain of the wood. Of course I have used the wood top to work on, but, I must admit the island inspires me with such respect, when involved in extremely wet work, or working hard items requiring more force than usual, I have been known to use a small cutting board to protect it. Like everyone else, we work very hard for our money, and it was so very welcome to receive a product where it is obvious the craftsman at Boos work hard at what they do - take pride in what they do - as well. Oh, and by the way, when the kitchen is all picked up for the day (or night) the island looks wonderful with a Biscotti jar and a simple spray of fresh flowers! Trust me, you are gonna love it!
Perfect portable workspace
P from Island Park, NY – Verified Buyer
This is made with typical Boos quality and attention to detail, strong, solid and well built. Assembly was easy, all hardware included is high grade, no worries there. Stainless is thick gauge and finished nicely, casters are very heavy duty, and the wood is beautiful and finished nicely. Another nice touch, if you opt for the two fold down sides , the wood grain is actually matched across, so when the pieces are in place, it is continuos across the top. Works excellent in my kitchen to give added prep space when needed, left side wing gets the washed and waiting produce , middle is my cutting board, and right side is my prepped produce. When I am done, a quick wipe down, fold the sides down, and roll out of the way. Pros: Boos attention to detail and quality materials Cons: None, you get exactly what you pay for, high end
Lucia from Denver, CO – Verified Buyer
This cart is well worth the big price tag!! Its very, very well made and attention to detail and sturdy delivery is exceptional. You do get what you pay for....! The directions are not altogether very good, but I figured out how to put the casters on by way of hammer as the directions were of no help. The wood is thick and beautiful! Well made. You will not be disappointed. quality, sturdy, well made....in USA!!! directions
Goodmornin from Oakland, CA – Verified Buyer
This kitchen island is fantastic. I was looking for a good-looking and functional piece of kitchen furniture to store my kitchenaid mixers and other kitchen appliances. This does the job and also increases my counterspace
Wow, what a beauty!
Aggie Designs from New York – Verified Buyer
This is a great piece of furniture with a sturdy butcher block top, with extensions for serving, it is mobile, movable and durable. Great find!
Beverly from Saratoga Springs, NY – Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
This is a great Cart. We ordered it for a Kitchen in an Office and it is a super solution. This company makes a great product and I recommend it.
Eric from Evanston, IL – Verified Buyer
Very well made. I mean this stuff is professional grade. It has professional grade price too. Worth every penny if you want the best. About an hour to assemble.
Joe from Corpus Christi, TX – Verified Buyer
It matched wood in kitchen and went well with stainlless steel appliances. A little pricey but good quality
Mary Beth from Greenport, NY – Verified Buyer
solid construction - looks great. Drawer could be a little wider, and I wish it didn't have a logo on it.
My Butchers Block savier!
chris from Massapequa park, NY – Verified Buyer
Use this in the office to present the daily meals on and it gets compliments al the time!