Totally Bamboo's Butcher Block is designed with the epicurean kitchen in mind. It is not only functional but also looks stunning on any kitchen counter. Board measures 19-1/2 by 11-3/4 by 2 inches and is perfect for slicing and chopping without slipping. Each Totally Bamboo piece is distinctively attractive and super strong. Wash by hand with warm water and occasionally use Totally Bamboo's Revitalizing Oil to extend life and beauty of your board. From the original bamboo cutting board company, Totally Bamboo, this cutting board is a beautiful and functional addition to any kitchen. Bamboo is the natural alternative for all things wood. It is the fastest growing plant on our planet and does not require any special care to grow. In fact, it is a grass that produces more oxygen than a hard wood forest of comparable size, it helps to reduce carbon dioxide gases blamed for global warming, and it helps to prevent soil erosion through its widespread root system and large canopy. At Totally Bamboo, we are proud to say we use only the highest quality bamboo, harvested at the optimum age of 5 years from our own bamboo forests. There are over 1200 species of bamboo; however, we choose to use “Moso” timber bamboo for its strength, density and versatility. As an added bonus, it is not a habitat for pandas. Our factories adhere to a very stringent protocol for curing and processing the bamboo, ensuring the highest quality product. We take steps to ensure that our employees are well taken care of and work in a safe and hazard free environment. Our goal is continuous improvement through design, developing new, unique and innovative products which appeal to the environmentally conscious.
Fast-growing in nature, bamboo is also fast-growing in popularity as one of the most renewable resources available. Totally Bamboo prides itself on using only hand-selected, China-grown "moso" bamboo, which is not a food source or habitat for the giant panda, and which grows to harvestable size in just 3 to 5 years. Totally Bamboo follows strict environmental guidelines for processing and fair labor policies for its workers. And, the toxin-free products contain no dyes, stains, or glues containing formaldehyde.
This professional-weight cutting board comes from Totally Bamboo's aptly named Chop collection. The beefy board is composed of end-grain chunks of bamboo for the strongest construction, which are arranged in an exclusive and elegant parquet design. Measuring 19-1/2 by 11-3/4 by 2 inches, the large board tackles all chopping and slicing requirements without slipping, thanks to its rubber-capped legs. Harder than maple, bamboo won't absorb water, crack, or peel, yet won't dull your good knives. The warm honey color, which comes from an oven-heating process that caramelizes the bamboo's natural sugars, goes all the way through, won't fade, and can even be sanded. After use, simply wash the board lightly with warm, soapy water, and wipe now and then with mineral oil. --Ann Bieri