12 Issues of Food & Wine
Included with purchase ($20 value).
|Material: Wood||Use: General Chopping Board|
|Shape: Square||Reversible: 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.
Beautiful but Heavy!
LynnBHV from Long Island, New York – Verified Buyer
Well made and looks great. But it's a workout in itself to lift and move it. Drain indents could be slopped a bit more. Meat juices do not flow into pan until there is a lot of juice. Not one houseguest has walked past it without asking where I got it!
Hannah from texas – Verified Buyer
i love it!! it works very well! packaged very well!
Lisa Brandt from Sturgeon County, AB – Verified Buyer
We looked through all the department stores in the area we live and could not find anything even close to the quality of a Boos Board here so I ordered this from Wayfair. Havent used it yet (its a gift) but certainly impressed by the workmanship and love the gravy tray design as we couldnt find any other ones like it.
Knots, junks boards, lousy!
Charles from Tarboro, NC – Verified Buyer
Before you it, you put your eye on it.