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Black spots on bamboo cutting board

juli5122 Apr 15, 2011 07:57 AM

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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    Dave5440 Apr 15, 2011 12:21 PM

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

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    1. re: Dave5440
      srsone Apr 15, 2011 12:38 PM

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

    2. Chemicalkinetics Apr 15, 2011 12:05 PM

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

      1. srsone Apr 15, 2011 08:32 AM

        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. re: srsone
          juli5122 Apr 16, 2011 01:08 PM


        2. Woodfireguy Apr 15, 2011 08:25 AM

          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 future….right.

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          1. re: Woodfireguy
            juli5122 Apr 16, 2011 01:07 PM

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

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