World’s first bamboo cutting boards offer longevity

and style for consumers

Until recently, about the only kitchen product made of bamboo were spoons, skewers and a few types of Chinese steamers, but now, the world’s first line of bamboo cutting boards is proving its worth in beauty and durability in kitchens nationwide.

Totally Bamboo ( launched the first-ever full line of high-grade all natural bamboo cutting boards made with completely non-toxic glue. Their kitchen and tabletop accessories are designed to be attractive and ultra-longwearing.

“Besides the great look of bamboo, what most people don’t realize is that it is actually 16% harder than maple, which makes it ideal for cutting boards,” says Tom Sullivan of Totally Bamboo. The Totally Bamboo cutting boards are made of flattened strips of the hardest Chinese mountain timber bamboo called “moso.” The strips undergo a series of specialized procedures to sterilize and cure them, which further tightens and tempers the bamboo to the perfect hardness. The bamboo strips are never colored or stained, their dark rich color presents itself when the natural sugars of the wood are caramelized with heat during the curing process producing the permanent honey color of the boards.

Unfortunately bamboo is notoriously difficult material to glue. Frustrated with several attempts to find an adhesive that was both safe and durable Sullivan hired a chemist who developed very strong completely non-toxic food grade glue. “As far as we know we are the only company using such glue,” says Sullivan. Another interesting aspect to the Totally Bamboo story is that the material was discovered almost by accident.

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Bamboo is actually a grass that grows to a harvestable height of 60 feet in about 3 – 5 years, growing as much as three feet per day. It has an extensive root system that continually sends up new shoots, naturally replenishing itself. It does not require replanting, making it one of the most renewable resources known. The specie used by Totally Bamboo, ‘Moso’ timber bamboo, is not a food source for or a habitat for the Giant Panda. Bamboo holds the promise of a sustainable, cost effective and ecologically responsible alternative to the widespread clear cutting of our world’s vanishing timberland.

The Totally Bamboo product line comes in many sizes and ranges in price from $8 – $195.

They are available at or by calling: 818.505.0159

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