Use and Care of Bamboo Kitchen Products

To keep your bamboo kitchen products’ appearance beautiful follow the cleaning, care and usage tips in this article and the instructions that came with the product.

Bamboo is to be washed immediately after using it to keep from having food buildup stick to the bamboo finish. I recommend a soft towel not a brush to clean your bamboo products. Scrubbing bamboo with brushes or cutting food on the bamboo will permanently damage the finish with scratches. Wash the bamboo with a soft cloth using soapy warm water, rinse the bamboo product with warm water, and towel dry immediately. Let the bamboo sit out on the counter to be sure it is completely dry before returning to the cupboard. Never soak bamboo in water because it will separate because of the glue used in its creation. Never place bamboo in a dishwasher. The heat, pressure and humidity can cause mold in the product, and if this occurs, the product should be thrown away. For dried on food particles or food odors, apply a paste of baking soda (1/2 cup) and water (3 tablespoons) for 15-20 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry immediately.

Store bamboo kitchen products away from heat sources. Bamboo should never be used as a dish for cooking or reheating food in the oven, on the stove top or in the microwave. Again, high heat will ruin the product; thus, bamboo is not the recommended container for candles.

As with any kitchen product, be sure to read the care and usage material sold with your products. Warranties are normally void if the products are used incorrectly. Companies can tell how abuse occurs in their products.

So choose wisely bamboo kitchen products that have warranties to add a flair to just about any home decor and go “green” with bamboo in your kitchen today.

Choosing to “GO GREEN” with Bamboo in the kitchen

Bamboo is beautiful for decorating every room in your home especially adding beauty to your kitchen and dining room. It’s versatile to accommodate any decor and it’s a durable product.

A Bamboo Platter in the middle of a dining room table with a fresh pineapple surrounded with bananas, apples, and oranges adds natural color to your room.

A Bamboo Bowl is beautiful sitting in almost any room in your home but when added to the counter in your kitchen with fruit or potpourri, your kitchen pops. Add a small bamboo platter underneath the bamboo bowl with a beautiful painted gourd (matching your color scheme) to catch the eye of others as they enter your kitchen.

Another use of a large bamboo platter is to use it as a backdrop behind a bamboo knife block or behind a colorful oil vase and oil dripping dishes. This adds beauty and color to your kitchen counter.

Whether you use bamboo spoons with your favorite cookware, bamboo bowls and platters to decorate or serve up your favorite meals, bamboo carving boards or cheese boards when entertaining, bamboo kitchenware will help make your kitchen “green”. without breaking the bank or family budget. It will also help the environment as it is the “alternative to the widespread clear-cutting of our worlds precious timberland—beocming increasingly poular as the millennium’s new ‘wood'”. (Anremarie Donkin).
Bamboo grows quickly, is one of the earth’s fastest growing plants, and it grows without pesticides and fertilizers which can harm our natural resources.

Choose today to go “green”! Bamboo will help save our natural resources and add beauty to most any room in your home.