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Bamboo end grain boards

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Sorry I haven't been around -- law school and two jobs keep me pretty busy.

Have a question for the panel -- has anyone tried a bamboo end grain board?  The bamboo long grain boards are too rough on a high quality edge, but I wonder if the bamboo end grain ones might be good?

post #2 of 4

don't have one, never used one.

 

when the 'end grain' glued up rounds became popular the knife people appeared to be of the opinion that the hard resin used to glue up the rounds / fill in the voids was an edge killer.

post #3 of 4

When I looked at them, I noticed that there's an awful lot of open cell structure exposed.  I personally wonder about the ability of that extremely large grain structure to either absorb (and retain) mineral oil - and the ability to keep pathogen materials safely away from food (end grain for wood boards will absorb the single cell pathogens - where they simply die from lack of nutrients).

 

Bottom line - I was not willing to take a chance.  I got a hard maple end grain block instead.

 

 

Galley Swiller

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Originally Posted by Galley Swiller      ...I got a hard maple end grain block instead.

 

 

Galley Swiller

Same here.  And I got my edge grained maple board from the Boardsmith.

 

 

Here's an ad for an edge grain bamboo:

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/cutlery-and-more/parquet-end-grain-bamboo-cutting-board-set-p129743?dow=5

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Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

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