I think Bamboo cutting boards are sexy. Am i a bit odd for saying so? (don't answer that) Whenever I see a bamboo cutting board I am always attracted to its wonderful natural wood grain and the soft durable feel of the hard wood. I especially love the multi toned bamboo cutting boards like this Terra Verde Bamboo Cutting Board - simply sexy right?
But the beauty of a bamboo cutting board is not only in its appealing aesthetics but its usability and eco-coolness. Since bamboo is a member of the grass family it grows very fast which means it is an eco-friendly renewable resource reaching maturity in only 3-4 years, and does not need to be replanted since its extensive root system allows it to re-grows once it is cut.
Almost contradictory to what one would believe about a grassy plant bamboo is 16% harder than maple. The hard durable surface means fewer nicks and slices that harbor bacteria which is very important in a cutting board. Its natural density also makes it water-resistant, inhibiting germs and bacteria as well.
As I mentioned before this Terra Verde Bamboo Cutting Board(for sale at Amazon for $24.99) is one of my favorite designs with the two toned bamboo. Only food-safe, formaldehyde-free glue is used in assembly, and no dyes or stains are used thus the color is permanent and will not fade or wash out. From an environmentally friendly perspective the bamboo variety chosen is neither a food source nor a habitat for the Giant Panda - so we can feel good about saving Mr. Cute and Cuddly Panda as well.
If you are like me and want to find the best deal I've listed several other bamboo cutting boards for sale on ebay below. I'm sure there are plenty more sexy bamboo cutting board designs to tempt my aesthetic sensibilities... and yours.