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Apr 15, 2011 07:57 AM

Black spots on bamboo cutting board

I have a bamboo cutting board that I stored (misguidely) by my coffee maker. The coffeemaker sprung a small leak and I now have black patches on my cutting board. I am assuming they are mold is there anyway to remove them? I tried vinegar and bleach. Thanks

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  1. Try steam. Just make sure that you don't delaminate the bamboo. I would not store a wood (Grass) product near any moisture in the futureā€¦.right.

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    1. re: Woodfireguy

      You are right , but being a cutting board, I thought it would not be a big deal. I was very wrong LOL.

    2. was it coffee or just water that got on the board?
      coffee could have stained it if it wasnt protected

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      1. Like you said, vinegar, bleach are good choice. Also try hydrogen peroxide.

        1. Try sanding it with a 220 sandpaper, it's wood after all.

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          1. re: Dave5440

            i would save that for if u cant get it cleaned off or it is stained...

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