You won't find a bamboo cutting board in our kitchen!
Why We Don't Use Bamboo
A bamboo cutting board is a sustainable product. Since utilizing sustainable wood is a criteria for Words with Boards, it would make sense for us to offer bamboo wood, however we do not. This is not to say you shouldn't have a bamboo cutting board in the kitchen, it just shouldn't be one you cut on regularly.
The reason is simple: we don't like cutting on bamboo! The feel and sound of a knife when it hits the hard bamboo surface doesn't feel right. In fact, bamboo is about 15% harder than maple wood.
Then there are the dark area (also known as nodes) that are present on the cutting surface. These nodes are even harder. The in between nodes is softer, so you are left with many different hardnesses on your bamboo cutting board surface.
Having different hardnesses across the board is certainly less than ideal and not good for your knives either, often leading to quicker dulling.Another reason we don't offer bamboo cutting boards is because they all tend to be a lot thinner than anything we offer.
Are you interested in exploring the other Wooden Cutting Board Typeswe offer here at Words with Boards? We have created the ultimate guide to choosing the perfect cutting board wood for you. Check it out below!