In this guide we are going to explain how to care for your bamboo cutlery, how long bamboo cutlery lasts and how to wash bamboo cutlery so that you can keep dodging single-use plastic cutlery for longer! We are also going to share a Jungle Culture trick that will make sure your cutlery will last for much longer!
So.. Firstly, let’s go through some of the common problems that people have with reusable bamboo cutlery sets.
These are the top 3 problems that our customers report to us and I am going to share with you how to avoid these issues and keep your cutlery set working for you for longer. After all, it’s not sustainable if you need new ones every few months!
The enemy of your bamboo cutlery set is water. Left long enough in water, bamboo, much like other natural materials will start to attract mould or the water will start to erode the integrity of the bamboo!
So let’s look at how we can stop this from happening..
Top Secret Tip:
Here’s our top tip for making your cutlery last longer.
Yep, you heard me right. Shallow fry your bamboo cutlery for 5 mins in hot vegetable oil. The oil will provide a natural lacquer that protects the bamboo from mould or degradation. Pretty strange right? Try it and let us know if it helped in the comments below.
If you have any other tips to help bamboo utensils last for longer, let us know! The more tips, the merrier!
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