In the past few years, bamboo has become one of the most popular materials for cutting boards due to its many advantages. Although bamboo has always been considered to have many advantages over traditional wood, it has only recently emerged in recent years that bamboo is processed from circular wood to flat wood. Bamboo is the main seller of home cooks. Here are five advantages of using bamboo cutting board.
Low maintenance timber
Timber selection has always been the most important part of selecting high quality cutting boards. Classic chopping boards are usually made from lush wood such as maple, walnut or cherry wood with porous wood such as red oak. Dense wood is very important because it blocks water, which is where bacteria grow and survive. However, even with high-quality wood, cutting boards usually require regular maintenance of mineral oil or beeswax to prevent the wood from cracking and warping.
In recent years, one of the main reasons for bamboo cutting boards has gained popularity because of the high density of wood, so they require little maintenance. Bamboo resists moisture and therefore does not bend or crack like ordinary wood. That is, due to the high temperature, it is not advisable to place the bamboo plate (not to mention any chopping block) in the dishwasher. Only thicker plastic chopping boards are considered safe products for dishwashers because they usually do not crack or warp.
If you try to develop the habit of drying your bamboo board after washing (and never let it soak), then you have no reason not to save for many years.
Excellent health and hygiene
Even the hardest maple wood is injured by the chef's knife, which causes the pocket's moisture, food particles and bacteria to accumulate. Bamboo, on the other hand, is usually dense enough to resist knife marks and naturally resist water penetration and allow bacteria to find where it is formed.
That is, it is always recommended to use proper hygiene methods to clean the bamboo cutting board by using hot water and soap or bleach and water (1 tablespoon of bleach per gallon of water).
Bamboo looks good
As a natural light wood with delicate wood grain, many chefs like the natural appearance of bamboo and the modern elegance it conveys. Many designer kitchens are now equipped with large bamboo chopping boards because the grains can be evenly distributed, giving the stylish kitchen a stylish and elegant look.
Also, without worrying about wood scars, your bamboo plates should continue to look smooth and smooth for long periods of time. In addition, bamboo is less likely to crack and split like a conventional wood board due to its water absorption resistance. Bamboo also resists staining, which is usually a problem with meat and acidic plants such as tomatoes.
Green, renewable and earth-friendly
Properly purchased, bamboo is a highly renewable resource. Most people do not know that bamboo is technically a grass, not a tree, which is appropriate because it is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. In fact, normal bamboo shoots can fully mature within three to six years before harvesting. On the other hand, it takes 30 years for the maple to fully mature and can live for more than 150 years.
Due to the bamboo's tolerance to the environment, bamboo is easy to grow and often organically improved due to the convenience of planting. The rapid growth of bamboo makes it possible to economically harvest bamboo, which is why even builders and homeowners use bamboo for durability and economy.
To warn that some bamboo products are processed using formaldehyde and glue, they will infiltrate into food and natural gas over time. Before buying bamboo panels, you should always check the manufacturer for non-toxic treatment methods or organic practices.