This extra large strong, thick, but beautiful bamboo cutting board is moisture resistant and will last for years. We chose Bamboo because it is one of the most renewable resources on our planet. Our bamboo is raised without pesticides and crafted into this beautiful cutting board without the use of phthalates, formaldehyde or toxic dyes and stains found on many other kitchen prep surfaces. Our eco-friendly board is attractive yet functional - allowing you to cut, chop, prep, and serve your food on the same board. Bamboo is easy on knives, but stronger than maple. This two-colored, grooved organic cutting board makes a great gift idea! CARE INSTRUCTIONS: We take great pride in the quality of our products, and with proper care your Midori Way bamboo should provide a lifetime of enjoyment and use. Our bamboo is treated with a light mineral oil application before it leaves our factory, so it arrives ready for you to use! Some tips for proper care of your bamboo board: - Coat the bamboo with a food-safe mineral oil. - Hand wash with gentle dish soap and warm water. - Avoid soaking your board, and NEVER use the dishwasher!