Bamboo is quickly renewed resource. As one of the Earth's fastest growing plants, it does not need to be replanted and grows without pesticides and fertilizers. Bamboo is not wood, but it is as hard as wood while being as lightweight as the grass it is. It can be used much like wood for flooring, cutting boards, paneling and cooking and eating utensils. Bamboo cutlery are simple to care for.
Wash your bamboo utensils with hot, soapy water. Do not soak them in water for long. The cutlery are completely natural and they may expand. Try and keep food from drying on the utensils by cleaning them right away. If food does get stuck on, gently scrape it away with your fingernail. A gentle scrub pad can also be used.
Apply natural oil to your utensils fairly often, particularly after sanitizing, using a clean, dry cloth. Use food grade oil to keep your utensils well-conditioned. Without oil, bamboo can splinter or crack with repeated use and washings. Mineral oil is tasteless and odorless.