Core Bamboo's products are made from 100% organically grown bamboo. They also use food-safe, water-based adhesives, natural oils, and natural lacquers derived from cashew trees. Also, wherever possible, they use recycled and environmentally friendly packaging. So, you may be asking yourself: Why bamboo? Well, bamboo grows much faster than any other wood, only 4 years from start to 60-70 foot tall. It is also naturally anti-microbial.
As well as all of this, bamboo is 100% renewable and does not require replanting, extensive irrigation, pesticides, or fertilizer. After learning all of this, I was so excited to try some bamboo products. From Core Bamboo, I received the Daisy Collection Two Tone Bamboo Cutting Board Combo Pack and a Bamboo Chef's Slicer. The first thing I noticed, and I am sure you did too, was how stunning these items are. I just love the way they look!
The cutting boards are super lightweight and thin so they are easy to store and move around the kitchen. They are also great sizes for cutting all of your veggies and meats. The chef's knife has a round, smooth handle that fits in your hand awesomely. I was a little worried it wouldn't be sharp, it is wood after all, but it has cut through everything I have tried it with: mushrooms, peppers, onions, and even some chicken breast.
These cutting boards and knife are awesome! Not only do they look good and perform well, they are better for the environment than other options on the market. It is always great when you can make an environmentally smart choice and love the results. Be sure to head over to Core Bamboo's website and see all of the awesome products that they offer. Also, follow them on Facebook and Twitter to never miss any news!
Disclosure: I may receive products in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers.