was the year 1985 during the Christmas season, when Roberto Guerra was
cooking a pig on a makeshift barbecue, talking about all the trouble
and long waiting time involved in this process. His father then talked
about the long, wooden box he remembered from his childhood in Cuba.
father told him how the old contraption, called the Chinese Box, cut
the roasting times virtually in half. Roberto asked his father to build
their very own box.
A few years later, the company, La Caja China, was born.
the company's most popular model requires cutting and joining large
pieces of plywood to form the box, and then scoring, bending and spot
welding aluminum sheeting to form a lining.
Other metal parts such
as the charcoal tray and grid and the drip tray are produced in the
company's factory in Medley, Florida. The rest - the racks, handles and
hooks that line the box inside - are outsourced. Says Guerra, "It's very
important for me to know when I'm going to get my supplies in, because
one day makes a huge difference."
Caja China provides a distinctive cooking experience for everyone. Our
boxes are designed to cook any type of meat, conveniently and
Anyone can set up our roasters simply by downloading
our assembly instructions. Roasting a pig is done easier by following
our grilling guide, cooking instructions and downloading our recipes.
So, what are you waiting for? Experience the La Caja China difference -- order your very own roaster today!