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Why is Bamboo so popular

thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
edited 12:08AM in Off Topic
Seems like every store has a line of bamboo cutting boards. the internet has hundreds of articles on how bamboo is too hard for this purpose especially for sharp knives as it has a tendency to dull the edges quickly. Thoughts?
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  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Cheap to manufacture/ plenty of supply, durable for the intended use...(like you're saying...it's too hard for some knives)... and the perception of quality thu marketing.
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
    and it's soooo pretty, I've almost been sucked in on several occasions, but then I start thinking about my fairly high end knives and walk away.
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  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Tony,

    It is known for it's sustainability. Only problem is it looses that a bit for me on a counta how far it has to travel to get here.
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    You're right!!

    One other advantage...for some the relative light weight for a large cutting board,(compared to a Boos..
    or another hardwood/rock maple type board) is desireable!

    Oh...and they're pretty too!

    :cheer:
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • It does make a for a durable and good looking floor. I have it in my basement and have had it for 7+ years. Survivrd the kids and me... Still looks good and is pretty much maintenance free. Although I never cut anything on it. Oh, and also, makes a darn good fishing pole!!
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    I have a 14" X 14" Bamboo Cutting board buy Shun that was a freebie when I bought my knives years ago. I guess Shun knives are tougher then bamboo. ;)

    I think it is so popular because it is a very renewable resource.

    Gator

     
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Gator,

    It's renewable, green or todays term sustainable. Like I said above, when it has to be shipped across the globe, it kinda loses some 'green' points. I think it has as much to do with the 'feel good' people get from buying sustainable stuff, more than actually saving the planet.

    I remember reading someplace about the underground railroad back in the day and that we actually had forests of Bamboo here in the US. They talked about slaves ditching the plantation owners in Bamboo forests while fleeing north.
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    I liked it Adam cause it was FREE. ;)

    Gator

     
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