Bamboo cutting boards are an alternative to plastic or glass cutting boards, partially because Bamboo is antimicrobial. A study in 2012 found that bamboo had high antimicrobial activity compared to other woods in the Korean Journal of Food Science. During the harvesting process, bamboo is carefully chosen for maturation, markings, and size. The stalk is then cut into specific sizes and sent through a pressing process that strips the stalks into smaller plank-like pieces. Once the bamboo is pliable, a cutting board can be produced from multiple pieces by lamination.
This 2-tone cutting board provides a natural contrast that accents many kitchens.
Personalized cutting boards are an excellent gift, and they make amazing house warming and wedding presents These stylish board can be personalized to include images, mottos, last names, and more. This board comes with a handle that allows you to hang this board or grip it as you store it away.
These bamboo boards are oil-finished and food safe. They protect surfaces and help to keep your kitchen clean.
Bamboo Cutting Board Specifications:
- Size: 13 1/2" x 11 1/2"
- Thickness: 3/4"
- Shape: Round
- Personalization cost included in price
- Recommend cutting on the side that is not engraved
- Despite a cutting board's material, regular maintenance of a cutting board is important. Proper care of a cutting board prolongs the longevity of the material and, to a degree, food safety.
How to Care for Your Cutting Board:
- Hand-wash only
- Cutting board should not be immersed for long periods, as the wood or glue may be affected.
If the material is regularly exposed to water and not well cleaned, then mold can form. The seams where the wood is joined can buckle as bamboo and wood expands and contracts.
Keep material well oiled to maintain a rich color and cutting board's water-repelling properties.
Information about Cutting Boards and Food Saftey
To properly care for the cutting board any foreign material should first be removed. The cutting board can then be disinfected with vinegar (or in extreme cases, bleach). Next, allow the board to dry well.
To prevent cracking, cutting boards can be treated when they start looking dry. A standard recommendation is 5–7 times a year, or as needed. A light food-grade mineral oil is a good preservative for bamboo or wooden cutting boards, as it helps keep water from seeping into the grain. Alternatively, one may also use a food-grade drying oil such as poppyseed oil, tung oil or linseed oil. The first two dry much faster than linseed.
Most commercially available linseed and tung oils are not “food grade”, as they contain metallic driers. In general, edible savory vegetable or olive oils are not recommended because they tend to go rancid, causing the board to smell and food to pick up the rancid taste. When heavily or deeply scored, wooden boards need to be resurfaced as scoring can harbour bacteria. Boards can be easily resurfaced with various woodworking tools, such as scrapers or planes, even sandpaper
To remove odors, the board can be rinsed and then rubbed with coarse salt and left to stand for several minutes before being wiped and rinsed clean. In a bamboo or wooden board, this procedure may also smooth out minor imperfections on the surface.