Marble Top Kitchen Island

Prepare dinner in style on a marble-top kitchen island. A marble kitchen island brings elegance and durability to your kitchen. If a built-in kitchen island is out of the question, check out cheaper alternatives like a marble-top kitchen cart or a marble-top kitchen table.
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Thirstystone
$29.99

Dramatic black-and-white stripes enhance the contemporary sophistication of a polished marble spoon rest that's large enough to do...uble as a small server. Color(s): black. Brand: THIRSTYSTONE. Style Name: Thirstystone Stripe Marble Spoon Rest. Style Number: 5140697. Available in stores. read more

Caroline's Treasures
$46.99

Cutting Boards Horn Island Sailboat Race Glass Cutting Board

Island Bamboo Hue
$22.99

Perhaps the most attractive set of measuring spoons you’re likely to find, ergonomically designed and a pleasure to use. Six accur...ate measuring spoons come in their own bamboo cylinder cup with secure fitting lid. Measurements include: 1T, 1/2T, 1t, 1/2t, 1/4t, and 1/8t. Beautifully sculpted and rendered in Island Bamboo’s signature two-tone bamboo. Ultra-smooth surfaces rinse clear of residue and odors. Fast-growing Moso bamboo is naturally anti-microbial, mold and mildew resistant. It’s a resource we can feel good about: it’s not a food source for the giant panda and won’t threaten their natural habitat. read more

E by Design
$28.00 $16.00

Dimensions: 16L x 25W in.. Includes 1 kitchen towel. 70% Cotton, 30% Polyester. Choose from available colors. Machine washable. Ma...de in the U.S.A.. Customize the swirled design on the E by Design Marble Geometric Print Kitchen Towel by selecting from... read more

Three Hands
$69.99

This Three Hands pastry set provides an excellent surface for food prep and serving. The marble keeps the surface cool and it's sm...oothness allows for any type of prep work. It is not only functional, but looks beautiful on any counter even when not in use, it is a great addition to any decor. read more

E by Design
$28.00 $16.00

Dimensions: 16L x 25W in.. Includes 1 kitchen towel. 70% Cotton, 30% Polyester. Choose from available colors. Machine washable. Ma...de in the U.S.A.. Swirls of color give the E by Design Marble Blend Geometric Print Kitchen Towel its contemporary look.... read more

Traders and Company
$41.99

Make drying your dishes a breeze with these colorful 100% cotton dish towels. Each towel measures approximately 20"x28", the perfe...ct size for daily use. Durable and absorbent, these superior towels are a beautiful accompaniment to any kitchen. Great also as a gift for your friends and loved ones. Available in hundreds of different design and color combinations; other styles sold separately. read more

Mega Cook
$28.49

Mega Cook Cast Aluminum Stone Marble Non-Stick Frying Pan is made of heavy duty cast aluminum for excellent heat distribution and ...5-ply Korean stone marble coating to provide a non-stick, stain resistant and durable cooking surface. Enjoy healthy... read more

Imperial
$27.79

Store dry food or pasta inside these high quality glass canisters and seal them in with airtight lids. Clear view of your contents... and helps you see when to restock. Embossed Marble Design Canister Set that fits nicely with your modern kitchen. Saves... read more

Norpro
$11.95

Turn your kitchen into a gourmet cheese shop with the Norpro Marble Cheese Slicer. The marble cutting block is nontoxic, which tra...nslates into fresh tasting cheese every time without residual tastes. The easy to clean Norpro marble cheese slicer wont harbor molds and is great for a variety of foods such as hard boiled eggs, butter, soft fruits, vegetables and more. A cool marble block ensures your cheese will stay firm for the perfect slice every time! So grab some crackers, a nice glass of wine and enjoy! Norpro Marble Cheese Slicer Features: Non-toxic marble Easy to clean Does not harbor molds or residual tastes 2 spare wires included Dimensions 8 x 5 Looking For Other Norpro Products? Click Here! read more

Creative Co-Op
$17.95

Roll out the dough with this Creative Co-Op 14 White Marble Rolling Pin with Wood Handles for delicious pastries. Marble rolling p...ins are ideal for rolling out delicate pastry dough due to its cooler surface temperature. This white and grey marble rolling pin with its tapered wood handles is slightly smaller than your traditional rolling pin measuring 14" long from handle end to handle end (the standard size is around 18"). This smaller size is great for tighter work surfaces or rolling out smaller batches of dough. For long lasting quality and efficiency, hand wash only. Bake the most delicious pastries with your new Creative Co-Op 14 White Marble Rolling Pin with Wood Handles! Features: Marble rolling pin Wood handles Length: 14 inches Hand wash only Made in India Item #: DA7395 Click Here to Browse More Products by Creative Co-Op read more

Bamboo
$18.99

Earth friendly bamboo High heat resistance Comfortable handle Safe on all cooking surfaces Easy to maintain 12in long Color: Brown... read more

Island Bamboo Hue
$7.50

Island Bamboo's bamboo utensils are perfect for cooking and serving. They are dishwasher safe. Great to use with any coated cookwa...re, to prevent scratching. Add a blast of color to your kitchen! Island Bamboo specializes in creating beautiful bamboo products for your home. Bamboo is truly durable and long-lasting, it is 16-percent harder than hardwoods like Maple and Oak. It also naturally resists mold and mildew. And most importantly, bamboo is one the worlds' most renewable resources, with incredibly fast growth rates. Bamboo Island products are unique, functional, and attractive and make a perfect gift for holidays, weddings, or any occasion. We pride ourselves on our innovative designs and quality craftsmanship. Bamboo is 16-percent harder than maple making bamboo a better solid surface for cutting. Of note, Island Bamboo uses a specific bamboo called 'Moso' which is not a food source for the Giant Panda. Care Instructions: Simply hand wash with soap and warm water then dry thoroughly. read more

Island Bamboo Hue
$8.50

Hue Bamboo creates a whole new look for cooking utensils with stylish, updated handles. White birch is stained in a food-safe rain...bow of fade-proof colors that add beauty and enduring strength to the handle. This Slotted Spoon is beautifully sculpted with an ergonomically engineered handle, pierced with a hole for easy hanging. 13” long. Outfitting your kitchen with bamboo kitchen utensils has so many benefits - bamboo is durable and long lasting, 16% harder than maple or oak; bamboo is naturally anti-microbial, mold and mildew resistant; bamboo will not scratch cookware or bakeware and lastly, bamboo looks great and its smooth finish feels good in the hand. Island Bamboo utensils are made of fast-growing, Moso bamboo, prized for its sustainability. Since it’s not a food source for the giant panda, it doesn’t threaten their natural habitat. When it comes to great design, it’s all about HUE. read more

Island Bamboo Hue
$20.40 $19.38

Two tools in one, plus a space-saving design. This colander/steamer comes in handy for everyday culinary tasks and food steaming, ...then it collapses flat for easy storage putting an end to the clutter caused by conventional steamers. Prepare healthy steamed vegetables with ease. This ingenious design folds down into two different sizes to fit shallow and deep pots, 10-inch diameter or larger. Use it as a colander for rinsing fruits, vegetables and pasta, and for collecting food scraps during food prep. Made of premium grade, food-safe silicone. Dishwasher safe. When it comes to great design, it’s all about hue. read more

Island Bamboo Hue
$11.05 $6.00

Island Bamboo utensils are perfect for cooking and serving. The Island Bamboo Cooking Spatula has a smooth blunt edge and a long, ...tapered handle for both stirring and scraping sauté pans, pots, and mixing bowls. It is crafted with a special glue which is safe for use in the dishwasher. The beautiful caramelized finish is dishwasher safe as well, and is accented with a lighter bamboo color on the handle section, and darker color on the spatula for a striking look in any kitchen. The handle also has a hole for storage on overhead or wall hooks. Island Bamboo specializes in creating beautiful bamboo products for your home. Bamboo is truly durable and long-lasting, it is 16-percent harder than hardwoods like Maple and Oak. It also naturally resists mold and mildew. And most importantly, bamboo is one the worlds' most renewable resources, with incredibly fast growth rates. Bamboo Island products are unique, functional, and attractive and make a perfect gift for holidays, weddings, or any occasion. We pride ourselves on our innovative designs and quality craftsmanship. Bamboo is 16-percent harder than maple making bamboo a better solid surface for cutting. Of note, Island Bamboo uses a specific bamboo called 'Moso' which is not a food source for the Giant Panda. Care Instructions: Simply hand wash with soap and warm water then dry thoroughly. read more

Island Bamboo Hue
$11.96 $11.36

Hue Bamboo creates a whole new look for cooking utensils with stylish, updated handles. White birch is stained in a food-safe rain...bow of fade-proof colors that add beauty and enduring strength to the handle. This Spatula is precision sculpted with a straight edge for sauteing, pan deglazing and flipping fish or meat. The handle is ergonomically engineered and pierced with a hole for easy hanging. 13” long. Outfitting your kitchen with bamboo kitchen utensils has so many benefits - bamboo is durable and long lasting, 16% harder than maple or oak; bamboo is naturally anti-microbial, mold and mildew resistant; bamboo will not scratch cookware or bakeware and lastly, bamboo looks great and its smooth finish feels good in the hand. Island Bamboo utensils are made of fast-growing, Moso bamboo, prized for its sustainability. Since it’s not a food source for the giant panda, it doesn’t threaten their natural habitat. When it comes to great design, it’s all about HUE. read more

John Boos
$124.95

Cutting Boards BoosBlock 3" Thick Square Mini Butcher Block

Picnic At Ascot
$57.99

Cutting Boards Bamboo Butcher Block Chopping Board

Island Bamboo Hue
$23.00 $15.19

Two tools in one, plus a space-saving design. This 8-inch stand-alone colander/steamer comes in handy for everyday culinary tasks ...and food steaming, then it collapses flat for easy storage putting an end to the clutter caused by conventional steamers. Prepare healthy steamed vegetables with ease. This ingenious design folds down into two different sizes to fit shallow and deep pots. Use it to rinse and serve fruits and berries. Great for rinsing pasta or cooked grains. It’s a handy helper collecting food scraps during food prep. Made of premium grade, food-safe silicone that will not absorb food flavors or odors. Dishwasher safe. When it comes to great design, it’s all about hue. read more

Teragren
$51.99

Cutting Boards Bamboo Butcher Block Cutting Board

Norpro
$24.55

This beautiful marble rolling pin features wood handles and stand to display right on your kitchen counter for easy access. Marble... is naturally cool and provides a smooth heavy surface to press your dough effortlessly without sticking. The roller... read more

Bamboo
$18.99

Earth friendly bamboo High heat resistance Comfortable handle Safe on all cooking surfaces Easy to maintain 12in long Color: Brown... read more

Creative Home
$16.00

Genuine marble in your choice of color makes this Creative Home Champagne Marble 8.7 x 5 in. Spoon Rest a luxurious resting spot f...or your spoons. Protective feet keep your kitchen counter top scratch-free. Marble keeps moisture grease and odors from... read more

Buffet Enhancements
$2,405.99 $1969.13

Cutting Boards Dual Stainless Steel Lamp Maple Butcher Block Carving Station

Creative Home
$29.99

Bringing fresh, innovative products to the marketplace is priority at Creative Home?. Offering mainly kitchenware and bath accesso...ries, the team at Creative Home collaborates with a variety of design groups and uses an assortment of resources to spot... read more

Creative Home
$15.00

Genuine marble in your choice of color makes this Creative Home Champagne Marble 8.7 x 5 in. Spoon Rest a luxurious resting spot f...or your spoons. Protective feet keep your kitchen counter top scratch-free. Marble keeps moisture grease and odors from... read more

John Boos
$709.14

Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made of solid har...d rock maple with edge-grain construction for durability, the reversible cutting board provides two flat sides and slightly rounded edges for comfortable handling. The finely crafted board, which measures 20 by 15 by 1-1/4 inches, works well for a variety of food-prep tasks, whether chopping meat, slicing and dicing fruits and vegetables, or mincing fresh herbs. Keep the cutting board clean by simply washing it with hot soapy water after each use and dry it with a clean paper towel or let it air dry. The board was shipped from the factory with a penetrating natural oil finish, which allows for great cutting, chopping, and slicing, but it's important to give the cutting board a good oiling on all surfaces every three to four weeks. When the cutting board becomes dry and lighter in color, it's time to re-oil, which is an easy way to lengthen the life of the board by many years. More appealing and attractive than plastic, a wooden cutting board is a great alternative to plastic cutting boards as it can inhibit bacteria growth, while plastic boards harbor bacteria in the grooves cut into their surface. (Although Boos cutting boards do not harbor bacteria, it is a good habit to use separate cutting boards for different types of food prep.) Wood cutting boards are also easier on knives, where plastic boards can dull knives quickly. Boos cutting boards are manufactured by John Boos & Co. in Effingham, Illinois, which has been manufacturing high-quality wood cutting boards, butcher blocks, and countertops since 1887. From the Manufacturer Every professional or at-home chef knows the importance of a good cutting board. John Boos has developed a full line of professional-quality FDA-approved cutting boards in a variety of styles to accommodate individual needs and preferences. Choose from end-grain or edge-grain construction and from over 39 shapes and sizes. John Boos & Company circa 1900. View larger. The History of John Boos & Co How It All Started John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in South Central Illinois, located in Effingham Illinois, and the company has been in business since 1887. Conrad Boos Sr. founded the business in 1887 and named it after his son, John. For many years he worked out of the blacksmith shop in Effingham, and lumber was cut from areas in close proximity. In 1892, the plant moved to its present location at 315 South First Street in Effingham. John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in Effingham, Illinois. View larger. 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 for this purpose. The word spread to surrounding small towns and cities and by 1911, John Boos was shipping from coast to coast. Commercial meat markets were very popular through the 1959, and with the advent of dishwashers and plastic, the commercial market began to feel the impact of a lower-cost alternative, though perhaps not as safe! In 1956, John Boos began to take some of their products to local retail shops and offer the blocks and cutting boards for resale. Merchants would sell these products to consumers for home use. Today, it is common to see John Boos cutting boards in both the commercial kitchen of hotels and restaurants, culinary schools and even cooking shows on television. The old craftsmen work ethic is still around at John Boos & Co. There have been a few changes, though. Sycamore lumber is no longer used--John Boos manufactures premium Hard Rock Maple lumber from surrounding states in the mid-west, most of which comes from the Northern States. And John Boos automation has replaced much of the older equipment. The 1942 block press is one piece of equipment that's still very much in use today, however. John Boos & Co. utilizes 100% of their raw material to benefit the manufacturing processes. The smallest lumber scraps are transformed into sawdust and used as the material of choice to generate electricity and create steam to fuel the boilers. The steam is also used to operate the glue presses and dry kilns. Any saw dust unused by the company is provided to the local agricultural industry. The Early Years In 1892 the Boos family sold interest in the company to the Gravenhorst family. View larger. In 1892 the Boos family sold interest in the company to the Gravenhorst family. (There is currently a fifth generation Gravenhorst working for the company. T.S. Gravenhorst, III was named President in 1978 and held that office until retirement in 2002.) In 1895 the building burned and was rebuilt; however, in1899 it was decided that more space was needed, and it was then that they moved to the present site of 315 South First Street. The building was purchased from the old Effingham furniture manufacturing company. In 1920, extra buildings and kiln capacity were added. By the 1940s, butcher blocks were found in every restaurant, food store and butcher shop in America. Then came World War II, which was instrumental in changing the manufacturing philosophy of the management at John Boos and also the course of the business. Last Half of the Century In 1955, the company expanded by adding a dry kiln, increasing its office space and adding more manufacturing space. The shipping docks were enlarged, warehousing space added and new products added. In addition to the standard old-style butcher blocks, butcher block tops, which are laminated strips of northern hard rock maple or Appalachian red oak, were in great demand, not only in the foodservice industry, but also in the home. View larger. The company continued to expand during the late 1960s and early '70s with the growth of its metal fabricated table market. Metal tables had replaced the butcher block as a necessary product in the majority of foodservice/supermarket establishments. Tables with poly or synthetic tops, stainless-steel tops and maple tops were being manufactured. And 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 items. 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 products, butcher blocks and cutting boards are being used by celebrity chefs throughout the United States. Celebrity chefs currently using John Boos products are Charlie Trotter, Ming Tsai, Paul Kahan, Susan Spicer at Bayona Restaurant in New Orleans, and Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feninger at Border Grill in Santa Monica, California. In addition, the country's premier food channel, "The Food Network" features chefs such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, who prepare meals every day on John Boos cutting boards. In most cases Boos cutting boards are used on the daily and weekly television programs sponsored for the chefs. In 1994 we were awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence in Foodservice Equipment by the Chefs of America. This ceremony was conducted at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and we were 1 of only 22 companies receiving awards. Hard Rock Maple Hard Rock Maple is the board of choice among professionals because it's friendly to a knife's edge, has anti-bacterial properties, and the larger boards are skid-free, and stay firm while in use. There are also many board designs for different applications and use. John Boos edge-grain-constructed hard maple boards are NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified, this regulatory agency governs the commercial markets, as it pertains to particular health and sanitization codes. Still many are unaware of the studies conducted by the NSF, Dr. Dean Cliver, and others, on how the maple boards kill bacteria. Care and Maintenance How do I keep my cutting board sanitized? Keep your Boos cutting board clean by simply washing it with hot soapy water after each use and dry it with a clean paper towel or let it air dry. If you want to sanitize the board more thoroughly, a diluted mixture of chlorine bleach or vinegar solution consisting of one teaspoon of liquid chlorine bleach in one quart of water or a one to five dilution of vinegar. Do not soak or submerge the board in water, for this will disrupt the moisture content and cause the rails to split. Wood cutting boards are NOT dishwasher-safe. How do I maintain and prolong the life of my cutting board? It is extremely important to give your cutting board a good oiling on all surfaces every 3-4 weeks. Your Boos board shipped from the factory with a Boos block cream finish with beeswax, which protects and prolongs the life of your board. We recommend keeping the board oiled with John Boos Mystery Oil and/or Boos Block Cream with Beeswax. John Boos & Company Today Facilities The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 square feet of total production capacity in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 square feet 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 our 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. Research: Plastic and Wooden Cutting Boards A research team led by Dean O. Cliver, Ph.D compared plastic and wooden cutting boards. Their research was first intended to develop means of disinfecting wooden cutting surfaces at home, so that they would be almost as safe as plastics. They found that disease bacteria were not recoverable from wooden surfaces in a short time after they were applied, unless very large numbers were used. New plastic surfaces allowed the bacteria to persist, but were easily cleaned and disinfected. However, wooden boards that had been used and had many knife cuts acted almost the same as new wood, whereas plastic surfaces that were knife-scarred were impossible to clean and disinfect manually, especially when food residues such as chicken fat were present. Scanning electron micrographs revealed highly significant damage to plastic surfaces from knife cuts. Although the bacteria that have disappeared from the wood surfaces are found alive inside the wood for some time after application, they evidently do not multiply, and they gradually die. They can be detected only by splitting or gouging the wood or by forcing water completely through from one surface to the other. 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 a used plastic surface than from a used wood surface. The research team has no commercial relationships to any company making cutting boards or other food preparation utensils. 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 that had been previously overlooked. 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. read more

John Boos
$562.21

Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made of solid har...d rock maple with edge-grain construction for durability, the reversible cutting board provides two flat sides and slightly rounded edges for comfortable handling. The finely crafted board, which measures 20 by 15 by 1-1/4 inches, works well for a variety of food-prep tasks, whether chopping meat, slicing and dicing fruits and vegetables, or mincing fresh herbs. Keep the cutting board clean by simply washing it with hot soapy water after each use and dry it with a clean paper towel or let it air dry. The board was shipped from the factory with a penetrating natural oil finish, which allows for great cutting, chopping, and slicing, but it's important to give the cutting board a good oiling on all surfaces every three to four weeks. When the cutting board becomes dry and lighter in color, it's time to re-oil, which is an easy way to lengthen the life of the board by many years. More appealing and attractive than plastic, a wooden cutting board is a great alternative to plastic cutting boards as it can inhibit bacteria growth, while plastic boards harbor bacteria in the grooves cut into their surface. (Although Boos cutting boards do not harbor bacteria, it is a good habit to use separate cutting boards for different types of food prep.) Wood cutting boards are also easier on knives, where plastic boards can dull knives quickly. Boos cutting boards are manufactured by John Boos & Co. in Effingham, Illinois, which has been manufacturing high-quality wood cutting boards, butcher blocks, and countertops since 1887. From the Manufacturer Every professional or at-home chef knows the importance of a good cutting board. John Boos has developed a full line of professional-quality FDA-approved cutting boards in a variety of styles to accommodate individual needs and preferences. Choose from end-grain or edge-grain construction and from over 39 shapes and sizes. John Boos & Company circa 1900. View larger. The History of John Boos & Co How It All Started John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in South Central Illinois, located in Effingham Illinois, and the company has been in business since 1887. Conrad Boos Sr. founded the business in 1887 and named it after his son, John. For many years he worked out of the blacksmith shop in Effingham, and lumber was cut from areas in close proximity. In 1892, the plant moved to its present location at 315 South First Street in Effingham. John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in Effingham, Illinois. View larger. 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 for this purpose. The word spread to surrounding small towns and cities and by 1911, John Boos was shipping from coast to coast. Commercial meat markets were very popular through the 1959, and with the advent of dishwashers and plastic, the commercial market began to feel the impact of a lower-cost alternative, though perhaps not as safe! In 1956, John Boos began to take some of their products to local retail shops and offer the blocks and cutting boards for resale. Merchants would sell these products to consumers for home use. Today, it is common to see John Boos cutting boards in both the commercial kitchen of hotels and restaurants, culinary schools and even cooking shows on television. The old craftsmen work ethic is still around at John Boos & Co. There have been a few changes, though. Sycamore lumber is no longer used--John Boos manufactures premium Hard Rock Maple lumber from surrounding states in the mid-west, most of which comes from the Northern States. And John Boos automation has replaced much of the older equipment. The 1942 block press is one piece of equipment that's still very much in use today, however. John Boos & Co. utilizes 100% of their raw material to benefit the manufacturing processes. The smallest lumber scraps are transformed into sawdust and used as the material of choice to generate electricity and create steam to fuel the boilers. The steam is also used to operate the glue presses and dry kilns. Any saw dust unused by the company is provided to the local agricultural industry. The Early Years In 1892 the Boos family sold interest in the company to the Gravenhorst family. View larger. In 1892 the Boos family sold interest in the company to the Gravenhorst family. (There is currently a fifth generation Gravenhorst working for the company. T.S. Gravenhorst, III was named President in 1978 and held that office until retirement in 2002.) In 1895 the building burned and was rebuilt; however, in1899 it was decided that more space was needed, and it was then that they moved to the present site of 315 South First Street. The building was purchased from the old Effingham furniture manufacturing company. In 1920, extra buildings and kiln capacity were added. By the 1940s, butcher blocks were found in every restaurant, food store and butcher shop in America. Then came World War II, which was instrumental in changing the manufacturing philosophy of the management at John Boos and also the course of the business. Last Half of the Century In 1955, the company expanded by adding a dry kiln, increasing its office space and adding more manufacturing space. The shipping docks were enlarged, warehousing space added and new products added. In addition to the standard old-style butcher blocks, butcher block tops, which are laminated strips of northern hard rock maple or Appalachian red oak, were in great demand, not only in the foodservice industry, but also in the home. View larger. The company continued to expand during the late 1960s and early '70s with the growth of its metal fabricated table market. Metal tables had replaced the butcher block as a necessary product in the majority of foodservice/supermarket establishments. Tables with poly or synthetic tops, stainless-steel tops and maple tops were being manufactured. And 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 items. 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 products, butcher blocks and cutting boards are being used by celebrity chefs throughout the United States. Celebrity chefs currently using John Boos products are Charlie Trotter, Ming Tsai, Paul Kahan, Susan Spicer at Bayona Restaurant in New Orleans, and Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feninger at Border Grill in Santa Monica, California. In addition, the country's premier food channel, "The Food Network" features chefs such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, who prepare meals every day on John Boos cutting boards. In most cases Boos cutting boards are used on the daily and weekly television programs sponsored for the chefs. In 1994 we were awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence in Foodservice Equipment by the Chefs of America. This ceremony was conducted at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and we were 1 of only 22 companies receiving awards. Hard Rock Maple Hard Rock Maple is the board of choice among professionals because it's friendly to a knife's edge, has anti-bacterial properties, and the larger boards are skid-free, and stay firm while in use. There are also many board designs for different applications and use. John Boos edge-grain-constructed hard maple boards are NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified, this regulatory agency governs the commercial markets, as it pertains to particular health and sanitization codes. Still many are unaware of the studies conducted by the NSF, Dr. Dean Cliver, and others, on how the maple boards kill bacteria. Care and Maintenance How do I keep my cutting board sanitized? Keep your Boos cutting board clean by simply washing it with hot soapy water after each use and dry it with a clean paper towel or let it air dry. If you want to sanitize the board more thoroughly, a diluted mixture of chlorine bleach or vinegar solution consisting of one teaspoon of liquid chlorine bleach in one quart of water or a one to five dilution of vinegar. Do not soak or submerge the board in water, for this will disrupt the moisture content and cause the rails to split. Wood cutting boards are NOT dishwasher-safe. How do I maintain and prolong the life of my cutting board? It is extremely important to give your cutting board a good oiling on all surfaces every 3-4 weeks. Your Boos board shipped from the factory with a Boos block cream finish with beeswax, which protects and prolongs the life of your board. We recommend keeping the board oiled with John Boos Mystery Oil and/or Boos Block Cream with Beeswax. John Boos & Company Today Facilities The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 square feet of total production capacity in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 square feet 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 our 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. Research: Plastic and Wooden Cutting Boards A research team led by Dean O. Cliver, Ph.D compared plastic and wooden cutting boards. Their research was first intended to develop means of disinfecting wooden cutting surfaces at home, so that they would be almost as safe as plastics. They found that disease bacteria were not recoverable from wooden surfaces in a short time after they were applied, unless very large numbers were used. New plastic surfaces allowed the bacteria to persist, but were easily cleaned and disinfected. However, wooden boards that had been used and had many knife cuts acted almost the same as new wood, whereas plastic surfaces that were knife-scarred were impossible to clean and disinfect manually, especially when food residues such as chicken fat were present. Scanning electron micrographs revealed highly significant damage to plastic surfaces from knife cuts. Although the bacteria that have disappeared from the wood surfaces are found alive inside the wood for some time after application, they evidently do not multiply, and they gradually die. They can be detected only by splitting or gouging the wood or by forcing water completely through from one surface to the other. 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 a used plastic surface than from a used wood surface. The research team has no commercial relationships to any company making cutting boards or other food preparation utensils. 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 that had been previously overlooked. 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. read more

$16.00

A polished marble handle pairs with a stainless blade on this simple serving piece for the cheese board. - Stainless steel, marble... - Hand wash - Imported 1”H, 1”W, 6.25”L read more

New England Cutlery
$10.01 $9.99

New England cutlery marble finish nonstick knife -3-inch utility knife with blue non slip soft touch handle.

Europe Ware
$75.96

Europeware Cookware offers products which are both affordable and sturdy. Made with Die-casting marble coating. Convient induction... bottom. Classly and comfortable soft touch handles. Black heat resistant paint makes cooking safe and healthy. read more

Bloomingville
$35.99 $27.00

The Bloomingville collections are Danish design combined with the Nordic trends of the moment. We design and create our collection...s, always keeping your ever changing home in mind. read more

CeraPan
$16.97 $11.97

Congratulations on your decision to purchase our high quality, easy to use and clean, ceramic coated cookware. with proper care, y...our new cookware should give you many years of use. Cerapan Marble Hill 8" Fry pan is as natural as the coating itself. This carved from stone look makes a solid bedrock of cooking pots and pans for any kitchen. Stone coat 2000 Ceramic interior. StoneCoat2000 interior uses diamond infused technology for a superior, and stain resistant non-stick surface. It is non-toxic, and is both PTFE and PFOA free. Made out of 4.0mm Aluminum. Includes heat resistant handles. Suitable for electric, gas, halogen, and induction tops. Dishwasher Safe. with proper use and care your new cookware should give you many pleasant cooking experiences. Remember, healthy cooking starts in the pan. read more

Godinger
$113.57

Founded in 1973 by Arnold Godinger and William Lefkowitz of New York, the family-owned Godinger Silver company takes great pride i...n offering the highest quality silver-plated, crystal, stainless, and alternative metal giftware to customers around the globe. Godinger showcases their superior craftsmanship and by combining innovative design and attractive packaging, Godinger has maintained its customer-first focus, making it one of the most successful manufacturers of giftware in the world today. This product is a Godinger La Cucina Marble 3 Tier Server. read more

Aramco
$110.72 $110.51

7 piece. Blue marble forged aluminum cookware set. Non stick with marble coating, soft touch handles and with an induction bottom.... Easy care machine washable. read more

DENY Designs
$34.99

We'd like to introduce you to your new DENY Cutting Board. The half-inch birch wood showcases your art on one side, and the other ...side is for prepping all of the cheese and meats available! Matte natural woodgrain prep side and semi gloss, printed art side (art side not to be used for prep). 1" hole for handling and storage/hanging. Do not wash in dishwasher or submerge/let sit in water for any period of time. For best cleaning results simply rinse, wipe clean with a non-abrasive cloth and set upright to dry. Custom made for every order. Final Sale read more

Thirstystone
$32.00 $22.99

Crafted with a handsome mix of marble and wood, this Thirstystone spoon rest conveniently holds multiple spoons to keep countertop...s clean. read more

Creative Home
$25.83

Favored by top pastry chefs, the Creative Home Champagne Marble Deluxe Rolling Pin is crafted from natural marble and wood. Offere...d in multiple color options, it's equipped with comfort grip wood handles. The marble keeps moisture, grease, and odors... read more

Mountain Woods
$65.95 $38.02

Serve roasted meats in style on this impressive acacia wood carving board. both sides of the board are suitable for chopping and s...licing. the top surface features a juice groove for collecting succulent liquids from roasted meats. measures 24" x 16" x 1". care instructions: hand wash and towel dry only. rub with olive or vegetable oil to keep wood from drying out. read more

Excelife
$26.99

Excelife Dolche Non stick Pan with marble coating with beautiful design. Made of high quality cast aluminum with 5 layers of marbl...e coating. It is durable, reliable and stain resistant and easy to clean. Perfect for use on all stove tops. Soft touch and ergonomic handle. read more

Excelife
$28.99

Excelife Dolche Non stick Pan with marble coating with beautiful design. Made of high quality cast aluminum with 5 layers of marbl...e coating. It is durable, reliable and stain resistant and easy to clean. Perfect for use on all stove tops. Soft touch and ergonomic handle. read more

Creative Home
$22.69

Bringing fresh, innovative products to the marketplace is priority at Creative Home?. Offering mainly kitchenware and bath accesso...ries, the team at Creative Home collaborates with a variety of design groups and uses an assortment of resources to spot... read more

Paderno World Cuisine
$75.62

The Paderno World Cuisine marble mortar and pestle has a circumference of 4.37 in. and a height of 4.75 in. It is a tool used to c...rush, grind, and mix solid substances. The pestle is a heavy bat- shaped object, the end of which is used for crushing and... read more

New England Cutlery
$21.05 $9.99

New England cutlery marble finish nonstick knife -8 inch chef knife with black non slip soft touch handle.

New England Cutlery
$31.34 $7.99

New England cutlery marble finish nonstick knife -8 inch chef knife with blue non slip soft touch handle.

Bloomingville
$42.58 $41.17

The Bloomingville collections are Danish design combined with the Nordic trends of the moment. We design and create our collection...s, always keeping your ever changing home in mind. read more

Thirstystone
$32.00 $22.99

Crafted with a handsome mix of marble and wood, this Thirstystone spoon rest conveniently holds multiple spoons to keep countertop...s clean. read more

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