After discovering the benefits, I wanted the best bamboo cutting board I could find. I have a small plastic one, so it was time for me to upgrade.
Bamboo is not a wood, but a hard grass that is fast growing. That is why it is considered sustainable. It is a renewable resource that doesn’t need chemicals to grow.
It is more sanitary than wooden ones. It’s nonporous, therefore will resist bacteria better.
As long as you don’t put it in the dishwasher, it will not crack or split. Although once a month, you need to oil it with food grade mineral oil.
There is no need for the manufacturers to use a coating or varnish because of the natural beauty. It is also easier on your knives.
Of course what was most important: I wanted it to look pretty in my kitchen. But I did pay attention to the ratings and cost. Wow, I was pleasantly surprised that they were very inexpensive and beautiful. There were many sizes and shapes. So it just depends on what you want. Here are the 5 I liked the most.
Best Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board
This one is 18″ by 12″ and one of Amazon’s Choice. It has handles which you can’t see very well in the picture. Like all of them, it has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties for less food cross contamination worries. What I like about this one, it can be used as a beautiful serving tray.
Large Chopping Board With 3 Compartments
This one is a large one also at 17 inches by 12 inches. The 3 compartments can hold vegetable, garlic or peppers while you work on the main part. The other side is solid with no compartments. It is sort of like a work station to prepare your food.
Two Toned Cutting Board Made Of Organic Bamboo
I like the two tone design of this one. To me, this was unusual. Both colors are natural and have all the beneficial properties of bamboo. This is another large one at 18 inches by 15 inches. There are options available for smaller sizes.
Best Bamboo Butcher Block Cutting Board
The size of this one is 17 inches by 12 inches by 2 inches. Like all the others, it is great for chopping foods. However, this one can be used as a trivet. You can serve sliced meats, cheeses and fruit on it.
Bamboo Cutting Board Shaped In Your Home State
Isn’t this one fun! The cities, roads and pictures are burnt in and covered by a lacquer coating. You can use the other side for cutting food and display the picture side. This one is not only fun but really useful also.
All of the states are available at this time. From time to time, they sell out of a certain state. But the manufacturer say they will make more and it seems they do. So if your state is not available when you check, it is only temporary.
For the Texas one in the picture, the size is 14 inches by 13.5 inches. So I think that is pretty big. There is a drop down box for all the states. Just choose your state and all the information will change to that state.