Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bambu Hybrid Cutting Board Review & Giveaway


Most of the time when I'm sent a product to review, I like it. Sometimes, though, I love it. A tell-everyone-I-know type of love. The most recent thing that caused this reactions was sent to me by Bambu, a company that makes kitchen and eating tools out of--you guessed it--bamboo!

In case you didn't already know, the benefits of using the bamboo plant are incredible. It's an extremely fast growing plant (overall, it's estimated that the varieties of bamboo in general grow at a rate of 2" per HOUR), doesn't require the use of pesticides (though some growers will use it), and is largely versatile in its uses!

So what is the item that's brought me such joy, you ask? A bamboo and cork cutting and serving board--their Medium Hybrid one, to be exact. One side is bamboo with the cork coming around the long edges, and the other side is made of a smooth cork. Antimicrobial and not dulling your knives, this board allows you to have a beautiful way of presenting food on the table, as well as an amazing surface for cutting on! We have chosen to only cut on the bamboo side so to keep the cork side smooth, and we can't even see marks on the wood from our knives! The cork side is great to keep the board from skidding across the countertop, and I love that it's also a natural substance.

Frankly, I will never go back to another cutting board now. My plastic and glass ones were retired as soon as I tried this baby. You are supposed to do a little maintenance on bamboo boards by rubbing them with oil once in a while to protect the wood, but I'm thinking that's such an easy thing compared to spending 10 minutes trying to scrape out food caught in the cut marks on my plastic board...and I don't have to think of any nasty chemicals leaching into my food, or surfaces that will dull my knives.

I can wholeheartedly tell you to make a Bambu board your first purchase in 2010. Having awesome kitchen tools increases the liklihood that you will cook (according to me), and thus eat healthier, and thus be healthier and lose weight as a result. Yeah, that's the connection I made: Bambu Cutting Board = Weight Loss. Hey, it's working for me so far, and I'm pregnant! ;-)
Buy It! Click the Amazon picture above to purchase the medium board (or buy the large one for $43.95). Seriously, buy it. I don't say that too often.

Win It! Bambu is generously going to bless one of my readers with his or her own Hybrid board. To enter, you must visit their website and tell me where you can buy their products at. You must do this before any other entries will count. You must also leave a separate comment and an email address for each entry or they won't count. Contest ends January 11th at noon, EST.

Additional Entries:
* Subscribe to me
* Follow me publicly
* Tweet about this contest with a link (1x/day)
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* Grab my button (2 entries)
* Email some friends about this contest with lifemoresimply at yahoo.com CC'd in
*Otherwise spread the word and tell me how you did!

PS- Keep watching for some more AWESOME reviews and giveaways of Bambu products--particularly their Children's line!


While Bambu provided free samples for this review, all of the opinions are mine!

139 comments:

  1. The closest place to me is Park & Vine in Cincinnati, OH

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  7. The closest place for me to buy the products is a place called Spoons 'N Spice, Inc. in Salt Lake City! Thanks!

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  9. I can buy one at Whole Foods Market.

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  10. I can buy one at a place called green living in DFW!

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  11. Cooking.com is one retailer that sells this product

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  14. I can buy Bambu products at Fire Finch in Nashville, TN.

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  15. I'm an e-mail subscriber.

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  18. I can find their products at Danica.

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  24. I can buy at Chef's Gallery in Stillwater silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. What a beautiful cutting board! Ours definitely need replacing. We've had them since college (ewww). When I did a search, it said "no stores were found". Bummer. I guess I'd have to go the Amazon route!
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  36. There are no stores in my state, but I could get one at Whole Foods in Columbus,
    OH next time I am there!

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  37. I subscribe!

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  38. I follow on friend connect

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  41. You used department store knives to cut on your fabulous new bambu cutting board... or at least a girl did... :)

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  42. Extra entry! You used a cheapo bread knife from a department store knife set! I love what you wrote!

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  43. Tweet- http://twitter.com/MrsCrazy/statuses/7440046302

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  45. Department store knives! We have dept store knives too. Aren't they awful? ;-)
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  46. you used cheap department store knives from a knife set

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  48. "She" used cheapo department store knives :)

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  49. I can buy their products at Simply Special in MA!
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  50. The Gourmet Shop in Columiba SC.
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  51. I tweeted this great giveaway!
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  52. I can buy them at The Village Gourmet in Evergreen, CO.
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  53. tweeted- http://twitter.com/MrsCrazy/statuses/7481007393

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  54. I can buy bambu products at: B. Lime, A Green Store. It's a local boutique.

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  55. I can buy their products at Momas Baby at
    540 W. Ethel Street in Allentown,PA

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  56. At one of my FAVORITE stores, Cooks of Crokus Hill in St. Paul!

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  58. We can purchase their products at the Cook's Corner (Knoxville, TN)
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  61. Sweet! I was just looking at these this weekend and wondering how they are. Ooh, whole foods and bristol farms are in my 'hood, though honestly, I'm probably go the lazy route and do amazon.
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  62. kathemc(at)gmail(dot)comJanuary 7, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    whole foods and sur la table

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  63. kitchen Works University Mall Chapel Hill , NC

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  64. Dean & Deluca! That's near me.

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  65. Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/prizealert/status/7497166341

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  66. The closest store to me is Accent Shop in Indianapolis, IN.

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  67. I can buy them at Orson H. Gygi Co. Inc! Thanks!

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  73. I can buy Bambu products at 3R Living in Maplewood, NJ. Thanks!

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  77. You used "cheapo department store knives," among them the bread knife.

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  78. I can buy them at nearby Whole Foods Markets.

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  79. Essene Market & Cafe
    719 S. Fourth Street
    Philadelphia , PA 19147

    Looks like that's the closest to me...about an hour and a half away.

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  83. I can purchase products at whole foods market

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  84. They're sold at Dean & Deluca.
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  85. I am in Canada and it looks like the only store in Canada that sells them is Danica

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  88. You used your cheapo bread knife from a department store knife set when you tested our this awesome cutting board :]


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  90. you can buy at crate and barrell, though there is a local store near me that carries them called "frontier"

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  92. cheapo dept store knives
    but the photo you show is of Cutco Cutlery Paring Knife Classic Black from amazon
    which doesn't look that cheapo to me, but maybe it is

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  93. The closest store to me that carries Bambu is:

    Now You're Cooking 1
    Ithaca , NY 14850

    Thanks for the chance! My husband got me a new knife set for Christmas and I told him I now needed a cutting board! ;-)

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  94. I didn't realize it, but I can buy there products right in my hometown of Fergus Falls, MN

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  96. My local store that sells their product is Charleston Cooks.

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  100. nearest to me is Zeto in Greensboro, NC

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  102. I love bamboo kitchen ware. I could go to Earth Mart, which is such an awesome store, in Pheonixville, PA and buy this, but I'm hoping I'll win it! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  105. Here in Columbus, their products are sold at Whole Foods.

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  108. I can buy Bambu at whole Foods Market or Sur La Table

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  112. I can get their products at Crate & Barrel

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  115. In Iowa can buy these at Design Ranch
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  119. i would have to go to Central Market in Dallas

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  129. I could buy their products at two locations close to me in Tempe: Changing Hands bookstore and Whole Foods. I'll check Bambu's products out next time I'm either of those stores. I like both places a lot.

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