Bamboo holding bacteria??

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    I have a show tonight and the host said shes disappointed that bamboo is the special because she was told bamboo holds in bacteria.

    does anyone know anything about this??

    I LOVE my bamboo products. Anyone know anything I can say to sway her into falling in love with these products too??

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    This is a great opportunity to refer to the Product Information Guide on Consultant's Corner.

    Under bamboo it states:
    Handcrafted cooking utensils are made of bamboo, a natural, renewable resource that resists staining, cracking, warping, and doesn’t absorb moisture or conduct heat.


    Quote Quote by thecougchef
    I LOVE my bamboo products. Anyone know anything I can say to sway her into falling in love with these products too??

    It's great that you love your bamboo... I love mine too... just remember... we are NOT in the convincing business. If the bamboo isn't right for her... it's not right for her.

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    Just wanted to add - she may be confusing bamboo with wood - you might want to point out the differences that Colleen posted.

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    Quote Quote by finley1991
    Under bamboo it states:
    Handcrafted cooking utensils are made of bamboo, a natural, renewable resource that resists staining, cracking, warping, and doesn’t absorb moisture or conduct heat.

    }}memorizing{{

    thanks. ill be sure to bring up the wood/bamboo difference.

    & its hard not to try to convince. because i love all of the products!

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    Quote Quote by thecougchef

    & its hard not to try to convince. because i love all of the products!

    I KNOW!!! That's why I try to remind myself of that all the time!

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    This is funny I seen this. I held a show as hostess and now am signed up as a consultant and this was brought up by a friend of mine at my party.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Quote by finley1991
    Handcrafted cooking utensils are made of bamboo, a natural, renewable resource that resists staining, cracking, warping, and doesn’t absorb moisture or conduct heat.
    I love using my bamboo when I'm working with raw meat for this exact reason. Throw it in the dishwasher when done and it comes out perfectly clean!

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    I had a host that used her bamboo spoon (2 I believe), she washed them in her dishwasher like she always does (I do too) and then put them away. When she went to use them again, they were moldy. AUGH!! I didn't quite know what to say....she did everything just like I do and I've never heard of that problem. I gave her a new set and haven't heard anything more.

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    I wonder if there was a crack in it that got moisture inside of it?

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    If she feels so strongly against the bamboo, the silicon is a great option as well as the non-bamboo cutting boards. I have one for meat, one for veggies. A good soak in a clorox and water solution should kill any bacteria if any for the bamboo, but I am not sure how that would effect the finish. The mold issue is bothersome. Just a thought that she may not have been using the hot water setting/drying on her dishwasher since that would heat the bamboo enough to kill any bacteria. If she put it away and there was still moisture on the surface, that could be a culprit too, especially if it is a dirty ol' utinsel drawer that her 7yr old puts his grubby mitts into to get a peanut butter spreader and then all those spores just fester in the warm dark drawer and cling to the helpless bamboo spatula who didn't hurt anyone... Poor helpless bamboo spat. Covered in mold without any friends to comfort it. Oh I do need to get out more...

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    Quote Quote by Chef Stephanie Petersen
    If she feels so strongly against the bamboo, the silicon is a great option as well as the non-bamboo cutting boards. I have one for meat, one for veggies. A good soak in a clorox and water solution should kill any bacteria if any for the bamboo, but I am not sure how that would effect the finish. The mold issue is bothersome. Just a thought that she may not have been using the hot water setting/drying on her dishwasher since that would heat the bamboo enough to kill any bacteria. If she put it away and there was still moisture on the surface, that could be a culprit too, especially if it is a dirty ol' utinsel drawer that her 7yr old puts his grubby mitts into to get a peanut butter spreader and then all those spores just fester in the warm dark drawer and cling to the helpless bamboo spatula who didn't hurt anyone... Poor helpless bamboo spat. Covered in mold without any friends to comfort it. Oh I do need to get out more...
    LOL. I enjoyed reading that. LOL

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    Quote Quote by Chef Stephanie Petersen
    If she feels so strongly against the bamboo, the silicon is a great option as well as the non-bamboo cutting boards. I have one for meat, one for veggies. A good soak in a clorox and water solution should kill any bacteria if any for the bamboo, but I am not sure how that would effect the finish. The mold issue is bothersome. Just a thought that she may not have been using the hot water setting/drying on her dishwasher since that would heat the bamboo enough to kill any bacteria. If she put it away and there was still moisture on the surface, that could be a culprit too, especially if it is a dirty ol' utinsel drawer that her 7yr old puts his grubby mitts into to get a peanut butter spreader and then all those spores just fester in the warm dark drawer and cling to the helpless bamboo spatula who didn't hurt anyone... Poor helpless bamboo spat. Covered in mold without any friends to comfort it. Oh I do need to get out more...
    I would have to agree...mainly with the "I do need to get out more" part!

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    This is in reference to clothing but same principle
    Bamboo is antibacterial and deodorizing by nature. Scientists have found that bamboo contains a unique anti-bacteria and bacteriostasis bio-agent named "bamboo kun". Maintained in the finished bamboo fabric, this prevents bacterial growth. Bamboo garments will stay fresh and odour free for longer making it the hygienic and healthy choice for active wear.

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    Bamboo is almost non-porous like our stones. that is why they can handle the heat better than wood. I think she is getting bamboo & wood mixed up to.

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    Quote Quote by Veevahchef
    Bamboo is almost non-porous like our stones. that is why they can handle the heat better than wood. I think she is getting bamboo & wood mixed up to.
    i meant they can handle the moisure and the heat better

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    Quote Quote by Chef Stephanie Petersen
    If she feels so strongly against the bamboo, the silicon is a great option as well as the non-bamboo cutting boards. I have one for meat, one for veggies. A good soak in a clorox and water solution should kill any bacteria if any for the bamboo, but I am not sure how that would effect the finish. The mold issue is bothersome. Just a thought that she may not have been using the hot water setting/drying on her dishwasher since that would heat the bamboo enough to kill any bacteria. If she put it away and there was still moisture on the surface, that could be a culprit too, especially if it is a dirty ol' utinsel drawer that her 7yr old puts his grubby mitts into to get a peanut butter spreader and then all those spores just fester in the warm dark drawer and cling to the helpless bamboo spatula who didn't hurt anyone... Poor helpless bamboo spat. Covered in mold without any friends to comfort it. Oh I do need to get out more...
    I think I do as well... I was begining to feel sorry for the spatula!

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    Quote Quote by Lorna May
    This is in reference to clothing but same principle
    Bamboo is antibacterial and deodorizing by nature. Scientists have found that bamboo contains a unique anti-bacteria and bacteriostasis bio-agent named "bamboo kun". Maintained in the finished bamboo fabric, this prevents bacterial growth. Bamboo garments will stay fresh and odour free for longer making it the hygienic and healthy choice for active wear.
    Does merrill make PC logo shirts out of bamboo fibers... the new interactive format... close quarters and all that? Oh, I guess not. I will just have to wear deoderant. But, very cool information on bamboo. I love those bamboo kun scienist dudes!

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    Quote Quote by Chef Stephanie Petersen
    Does merrill make PC logo shirts out of bamboo fibers... the new interactive format... close quarters and all that? Oh, I guess not. I will just have to wear deoderant. But, very cool information on bamboo. I love those bamboo kun scienist dudes!
    Please!!










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