- Size: 17.3x13.75x1-in
- Cleaning & Care: Handwash with a damp cloth and dry immediately.
- Weight: 11.20-lbs.
- Origin: China
- Material: Bamboo
Fast-growing in nature, bamboo is also fast-growing in popularity as one of the best 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.
The large Congo Parquet 17-1/4-by-13-3/4-by-1-inch cutting board from Totally Bamboo's African collection makes a superb gift for the home chef. Like rock-solid butcher blocks made of wood, the board is composed of strips of bamboo laid in end-grain fashion. By alternating direction of the strips, an attractive parquet pattern is achieved, dark-colored in the center of the board with two lighter curved sides. 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
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Totally Bamboo Congo Parquet Cutting Board