John Boos Reversible End Grain Maple Chopping Block, 20 by 15 by 2.25-Inch

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  • John Boos Reversible End Grain Maple Chopping Block20 by 15 by 2.25 inches Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. The reversible, maple wood cutting board measures 20 by 15 by 2.25 inches (LxWxH) with two flat sides for cutting and slightly rounded edges. The board features beautiful edge grain construction and is equipped with handgrips on the ends for easy transport from countertop to stovetop. John Boos & Company circa 1900. The History of John Boos & Co In business since 1887, John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in South Central Illinois. Founder, Conrad Boos Sr. named the business after his son, John and for years, worked out of a blacksmith shop in Effingham. The blacksmith used a Sycamore tree placed on three legs to straighten horseshoes. The wooden block absorbed the shock of the hammer. In 1890, a local butcher realized the block could be used for cutting meat, and had one made. The word spread to surrounding small towns and cities and by 1911, John Boos was shipping from coast to coast. In 1956, John Boos began to sell some of their products for home use. Today, John Boos cutting boards are found in hotels and restaurant kitchens, culinary schools, and on televised cooking shows. The old craftsmen work ethic is still around at John Boos, with a few changes.Premium Hard Rock Maple lumber from the surrounding Mid-West and Northern States is used in place of Sycamore lumber. And John Boos automation has replaced much of the older equipment with the exception of the 1942 block press which is very much in use today. John Boos & Co. utilizes 100% of their raw material to benefit the manufacturing processes. The smallest lumber scraps are transformed into sawdust and used to generate electricity and create steam to fuel the boilers. The Early Years In 1892 the Boos family sold interest in the company to the Gravenhorst family. In 1895 the building burned and was rebuilt. In 1899 they moved to the present site of 315 South First Street for more space. In 1920, they added extra buildings and kilns.. By the 1940s, butcher blocks were found in every restaurant, food store and butcher shop in America. Last Half of the Century Following WWII, the company added a dry kiln, increased its office space, and added manufacturing space. The shipping docks were enlarged while warehousing space and new products were added. The company continued expanding through the 60s and '70s with the growth of its metal table market with synthetic tops, stainless-steel tops, or maple tops. Even though the government was tough on wood products through the 1970s and '80s, the company continued to grow with its new line of BDL store fixtures, park benches, and other butcher block furniture. 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. John Boos & Co. Cucina butcher blocks and cutting boards are used by celebrity chefs throughout the USA, including Charlie Trotter, Ming Tsai, Paul Kahan, Susan Spicer, Mary Sue Milliken, and Susan Feninger. In addition, chef’s featured on "The Food Network", such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, prepare meals every day on John Boos cutting boards. In 1994, we were we were 1 of 22 companies awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence in Foodservice Equipment by the Chefs of America at a ceremony conducted at Carnegie Hall in NYC. John Boos & Company Today The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 square feet in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 square feet in Philipsburg, PA and Suring, WI. The company’s four dry kilns dry up to 210,000 board feet of lumber on a continual basis. Most of the hardwoods used for manufacturing are shipped from the Great Lakes, while the stainless steel comes from warehouses and distribution centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. Care and Maintenance Keeping Your Board Sanitized Wash your John Boos cutting board with hot soapy water after each use and dry it with a clean towel or let it air dry. For further sanitation, the board can be rinsed with a vinegar or chlorine bleach solution. (1 teaspoon bleach to one quart of water/5-to-1 ratio of vinegar to water) Do not soak the board in water--this will damage the wood. Wood cutting boards are NOT dishwasher-safe. Maintaining Your Board Oil your cutting board on all surfaces every 3-4 weeks. The Boos block cream finish with beeswax (included with the board) will protect and prolong the board’s life. We recommend using John Boos Mystery Oil and/or Boos Block Cream with Beeswax. Research: Plastic vs. Wooden Cutting Boards Led by Dean O. Cliver, Ph.D, a research team compared plastic and wooden cutting boards to find out how to best disinfect wooden cutting boards from bacteria. They found that disease bacteria were not recoverable from both new and older knife-scarred wooden surfaces in a short time after they were applied, unless very large numbers were used. They found that while new plastic surfaces allowed the bacteria to persist, they were easily cleaned and disinfected. However, they found that older, knife-scarred plastic surfaces were impossible to clean and disinfect manually, especially when food residues such as chicken fat were present. Further, they found that if a sharp knife is used to cut into the work surfaces after used plastic or wood has been contaminated with bacteria and cleaned manually, more bacteria are recovered from the plastic surface than from the wood surface. The research team has no commercial relationships to John Boos or any other company making cutting boards. They believe, on the basis of their published and to-be-published research that food can be prepared safely on wooden cutting surfaces and that plastic cutting surfaces present some disadvantages. In conclusion, they believe their research shows evidence that wooden cutting boards are not a hazard to human health, but plastic cutting boards may be.
  • Binding:
    Kitchen
    EAN:
    0662969294038
    Label:
    John Boos
    Manufacturer:
    John Boos
    Publisher:
    John Boos
    Studio:
    John Boos
    Title:
    John Boos Reversible End Grain Maple Chopping Block, 20 by 15 by 2.25-Inch
    Feature:
    Board measures 20 by 15 by 2.25 Inch
    Stunning end grain construction
    Made of hard rock maple
    Reversible, integrated hand grips
    Made in the USA
    UPC:
    662969294038
    Brand:
    John Boos
    Size:
    20 in. L x 15 in. W x 2-1/4 in.
    MPN:
    CCB2015225
    Model:
    CCB2015-225
    Color:
    Maple
    Item Height:
    2.25 inches
    Item Length:
    20 inches
    Item Width:
    15 inches
    Package Height:
    6 inches
    Package Length:
    23.4 inches
    Package Weight:
    18.75 pounds
    Package Width:
    18.7 inches
    ProductGroup:
    Kitchen
    ProductTypeName:
    KITCHEN
    CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElement:
    1356120
    CCB2015-225
    UPCList - UPCListElement:
    662969294038
    PackageQuantity:
    1
    PartNumber:
    CCB2015225

Recent User Reviews

  1. wwatt7262
    "Solid board, but..."
    3/5,
    Value:
    3/5,
    Durability:
    3/5,
    Cutting:
    4/5,
    Cleanup:
    4/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Purchase Price:
    $179.95
    Pros - Cleans up nicely, easy on knives, doesn't warp, good customer service
    Cons - Frequent oiling, hairline cracks
    I have been through three butcher blocks by this company and each one has developed hairline cracks. The butcher block, on the whole, seems well made and has held up well. No warping, easy on knives, and seemed to hold the counter securely. I have been in contact with their customer service and they were very friendly and accommodating and replaced each board. They gave good suggestions on care but the hairline cracks still developed. My main concern was whether the cracks would worsen and to date, they have not changed. 
      1 person likes this.

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