MIU France 12-inch x 2.5-inch round end flat grain bamboo chopping board, item # 90032. This thick 2.5-inch board is sturdy and will not warp over time. The beautiful bamboo is elegant enough to keep on the countertop when not in use. It can be used to chop vegetables, meat and poultry. Ideal for home or restaurant use. This item should not be put in the dishwasher. It should be hand washed with warm soapy water and dried immediately. To keep prevent the board from drying or cracking, occasionally restore with mineral oil. This also makes a great gift item for new cooks. Bamboo is an excellent alternative to wood. It is equally as beautiful and sturdy, without the high cost of harvesting. Bamboo is a natural resource which is used for a variety of purposes, such as nourishment, medicine, construction and soil preservation. Unlike wood, bamboo is very quick to grow and harvest. This makes bamboo a much more ecologically friendly and superior choice over wood, which can take years or decades to mature and harvest. Moso, the type of bamboo most used to make kitchen accessories is not used as a food source for Pandas. This means that there are no damaging environmental effects to harvesting this type of bamboo.