We sell Bamboo
Cutting Boards of 2 different processes. Here are the differences:
End Grain Bamboo
Bamboo is cut, and stacked with the
grain facing “up”, this allows your knife to slide into the end of
the grain, thus preserving the knife edge, while also allowing the
board to stay looking great for a longer period of time.
Edge Grain Bamboo
Bamboo is cut, and put sideways, so
that the grain runs down the board. The end of the grain, is
actually at the 2 sides of the board. This board will look sharp,
and will hold up well. The knife will make marks in the board, but
mostly the knife is still sliding in the grain.
is a great alternative to wooden cutting boards, (bamboo is actually
a grass). Bamboo can grow to harvest height in as little as 3 years.
It continuously sends out new shoots, so it does not need replanting
after harvesting. As such, it is a nice renewable resource, as it
can take 50-75 years for a Maple tree to be big enough to harvest
for cutting boards. Bamboo is also 15% harder than Maple. They make
very nice, durable cutting boards.
Please keep in mind, that ALL of our
Bamboo products are hand made. As such, no 2 bamboo cutting boards
will be perfectly identical. Sizes are approximations. There will
certainly be color variations, from the pictures on the website, as
the darker colors are produced by cooking (steaming) the bamboo,
whereas the natural sugars caramelize and turn the bamboo a nice
dark brown. These colors will never fade or run, but as I have said,
no two cutting boards, will have the same exact color variations.
Each bamboo cutting board, especially the end grain bamboo cutting
board, are put together piece by piece. Each one, hand glued, and as
such, you may see some small glue remnants that missed the
inspections prior to shipping. All that this takes is a small piece
of sandpaper to smooth it out, as your bamboo board is fine to sand
Why buy from us: You will be hard
pressed to find such nice cutting boards ANYWHERE, especially at our
direct to you pricing. Our AnJi Bamboo Cutting Boards, are too nice
for you to hide away in a closet. You will want to show these off in
your kitchen, as well as it will soon become a favorite.