Cheese Board Maker Highlights Benefits Of Bamboo Boards
Cedar Creek, TX based Roots To Table would like to highlight an article from Cutting Board that explores the advantages offered by a bamboo cutting board. As Roots To Table manufactures many of their own products from this versatile material, they have a great deal of personal experience of its uses. The company hopes that greater awareness of the material will encourage customers to consider bamboo products in the future, following which other manufacturers might also invest further in the field.
As a platform, Cutting Board seeks to bring the best boards to their audience, highlighting both their potential benefits as well as drawbacks and giving every customer a better perspective from which to make purchases that are right for them and their kitchen. As such, their insight on bamboo boards can prove valuable to those who might previously have used other types of wood out of mere convention.
“In the last few years,” says the article from Cutting Board, “bamboo has become one of the most popular materials for cutting boards due to its many benefits. While bamboo has always been known to have many advantages over traditional woods, only in the recent decade did the technology emerge to mass process bamboo from a round timber into flat timber. Bamboo is a major seller with home chefs, and here are the top five benefits of using bamboo cutting boards.”
The first benefit identified by the platform is the material’s relatively low bar for upkeep. As many might already be aware, dense woods are used to produce cutting boards because they need to be able to keep out water. Red oak, for instance, may be extremely attractive to the eye, but it is a poor candidate for cutting boards because it is porous. The more porous a wood is, the more easily it harbors harmful bacteria, which is far from preferable where meals are being prepared. Unfortunately, as the article notes, even high quality wood needs to be maintained from time to time, treated with mineral oil or beeswax to keep the wood from cracking and warping.
Bamboo, however, is notable for the fact that it is almost maintenance-free. The wood is incredibly dense, providing a greater degree of resistance to wearing or cracking. Cutting Board clarifies here that this does not mean it is suitable for all environments. Those who prefer to use dishwashers, for instance, will need to clean their bamboo cutting board by hand since most wood types (if not all) will still be affected due to the extreme heat they would be subjected to. Fortunately, the article also says that chefs who make a habit of wiping their bamboo board dry after washing it — without soaking — will likely be able to enjoy using it for years to come.
Here, Roots To Table comments that one of their products behaves exactly in this manner. Their Bamboo Charcuterie Cheese Board and Knife Set, available on Amazon, is made entirely of bamboo, including the handles on the stainless steel cheese knives. The company adds that it is also stain and odor-resistant, cementing its place even further as a low-maintenance product.
This resistance to stain and odors may be due to another of the wood’s natural properties: it cannot be scarred during use as easily as other woods. A cutting board generally sees a lot of action from a chef’s knife, Roots To Table points out, but their cheese board is not meant to be used in this fashion. However, it still boasts bamboo’s natural resistance to surface scarring, leaving little opportunity for water and food particles to penetrate and give bacteria room to form. As Cutting Board points out, however, “it’s always recommended to use proper hygiene methods to clean your bamboo cutting board by using hot water and soap or a dilution of bleach and water (1 tablespoon of bleach per gallon of water).”
The full article from Cutting Board offers no fewer than five benefits of using a bamboo cutting board, which Roots To Table warmly invites their community to familiarize themselves with. Some of these benefits, such as the fact that bamboo is an eco-friendly, sustainable resource, may be of interest to manufacturers as well.
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Roots To Table
228 West Oak loop
Cedar Creek Texas