I’ll be the first to admit that I have something of an addiction when it comes to kitchen gadgets but that doesn’t mean that I am not choosy when it comes to the gadgets I collect. I recently had the opportunity to review the Artisan Pizza Board and Cutting Edge Pizza Slicer and can say that this company is going to be fueling my addiction for years to come.
Totally Bamboo is a unique company that has found a way to use an incredible, renewable resource to create beautiful, functional and durable kitchen products. Bamboo is harvestable in 3 to 5 years, in contrast to most hardwoods that have a 30 to 60-year cycle. Not only that, the root system in bamboo is extensive and constantly sending up new shoots replenishing itself without the need for replanting. Best yet, bamboo is harder than maple – the most commonly used material in cutting boards – and much lighter weight. Not to mention, the products made by Totally Bamboo are beautiful and cooking with beautiful items just makes the whole experience better.
I absolutely loved the Totally Bamboo Artisan Pizza Board and Pizza Slicer. I confess, with all my gadgets I have been cutting my frozen pizzas on the cardboard they come with all my life – like some sort of college student -and cutting homemade pizzas on rectangular cutting boards that are never the size or shape I need. Seriously, time for me to be a grown up! This beautiful pizza board solved that problem and looked good doing it. The Totally Bamboo pizza board is gorgeous! The size is just right for a homemade pizza or large frozen pizza. The hole on the side made it easy to keep hold while slipping the pizza into the oven and removing it when it was cooked.
While in college I cooked at an Italian restaurant where we used a rocking bladed slicer like the Totally Bamboo Cutting Edge Pizza Slicer on our pies so I was excited to give this slicer a try and throw out my old, round traditional pizza cutter. I was not disappointed! The curved shape led to a very natural rocking motion that slicer through crunchy crust like a hot knife through butter. Loved it!
Totally Bamboo make high quality, eco-friendly products that function well and are incredibly attractive. I am a big fan of the Artisan Pizza Board and Cutting Edge Pizza Slicer. I think these items are going to be my new “go to” gift for college age friends getting their first apartments so they can feel like grown-ups too!