March 15, 2016

Pull-out Cutting Board Replacement: What You Should Know

                If you are like a lot of people, you might not have given much thought to the pull-out cutting board in your kitchen that came with your house when you bought it. You might not even know you have one or maybe you know you have one but are not inclined to use it because it’s pretty beat up or is in disrepair. If you are one of those people, fear not because replacing your pull-out cutting board is easy. But, there are a few things you should know before making the replacement decision.

Pureboo Premium Bamboo Pull-out Cutting Board
              Pull-out cutting boards make a great addition to any kitchen. They are convenient, space efficient, and extremely practical for kitchens of all sizes. Unlike counter top cutting boards, pull-out cutting boards, also known as bread boards or slide out cutting boards, are built into the cabinetry of many kitchens. They generally fit standard sized kitchen cabinets, come in a variety of standard widths and depths, and provide the benefit of having a larger cutting surface than most counter top cutting boards. Best of all, they don’t require storage space since they can easily be tucked away when not in use.
              If your pull-out cutting board is old or has significant knife scarring it probably not only is an eyesore, but it may be a health risk. Knife scarring can create pockets for food particles, moisture, and bacteria. So for the protection of your health and the health of your family, be proactive in replacing your pull-out cutting board periodically before it becomes a health hazard. Most replacement pull-out cutting boards can be purchased at less than the cost of a doctor’s visit.
             When you are ready to replace your pull-out cutting board, you’ll find there are a few material choices. Most of the cutting boards on the market are made of hardwood and a few are made of plastic or similar synthetic material. However, if you are looking for a cutting board that is good for you and good for the environment, you should consider a bamboo pull-out cutting board. Relative to traditional hardwood or plastic cutting boards, bamboo pull-out cutting boards are:

  • Environmentally Friendly- Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth and can regenerate to its full mass in 6 months compared to 30-50 years for most hardwoods.
  • Healthier- Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial, and therefore, represents a superior alternative when it comes to health and sanitation. Because bamboo is water resistant and is harder, denser, and less porous than traditional woods, it is less prone to knife scarring which can create pockets for food particles, moisture, and bacteria. Study after scientific study has shown that bamboo is a safer and healthier alternative to hardwood or plastic cutting boards.
  • Stronger and More Durable- Because of its hardness and density, bamboo is stronger, more durable, and less susceptible to damage than hardwood cutting boards.
  • Aesthetically Pleasing- Bamboo is a stylish, elegant, and naturally beautiful material which can complement almost any kitchen décor.

           Bamboo pull-out cutting boards might be a little harder to find, but they are worth the effort. The best ones on the market can be found at Pureboo offers a high-performance line of premium cutting boards that are meticulously crafted using architectural-grade, sustainably harvested Moso bamboo and eco-friendly, plant-based, food-grade glue.

Pureboo Premium Bamboo Pull-out Cutting Board
         Whether you are thinking about adding new kitchen cabinets with a pull-out cutting board as a space-saving accessory or if your existing pull-out cutting board is starting to show signs of wear and tear, it’s time to consider the merits of a bamboo pull-out cutting board.

March 03, 2016

All-Natural Deodorizers: The Time Has Come

               You’ve heard the expression “Seeing is believing.” Although that expression fits a lot of situations, it misses the mark when it comes to things that are unseen. I’m talking about those stealth, pesky, invisible airborne chemicals and toxins that can unknowingly accumulate in our bodies over time and take a toll on our health. Sometimes these airborne chemicals and toxins give off an odor, but other times they evade our sense of smell. There are many deodorizers on the market to deal with unpleasant smells, but the available solutions use some type of fragrance to cover up the odor. In essence, they use good-smelling chemicals to cover up bad-smelling chemicals, but they do nothing to eliminate the chemicals or toxins that are at the root of the problem. Isn’t it time for an all-natural deodorizer that actually eliminates the problem rather than covers it up?

               We are exposed to chemicals in everyday products such as hairsprays, deodorants, oven cleaners, paints, pesticides, laundry aides, floor and furniture polishes, glue, and air fresheners. Our bodies absorb harmful pollutants that come from unsuspecting places such as our furniture, carpets, home furnishings, walls, fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, heaters, and clothing. We are also exposed to harmful biological contaminants such as bacteria, molds, mildew, viruses, animal dander, dust, mites, and pollen. Other indoor toxic pollutants include secondhand smoke, formaldehyde, lead, asbestos, nitrogen dioxide, radon, and carbon monoxide. Every one of these toxins is invisible and can easily go undetected in our homes and places of work.

Pureboo All-Natural Bamboo Air Purifier and Deodorizer Pouch
                Pureboo was created as an alternative solution to chemical-based deodorizers and air fresheners. The Pureboo Pouch is an all-natural deodorizer and air purifying pouch. Its patented nanotechnology formula consists of activated bamboo carbon and absorption-enhancing minerals. Pureboo pouches naturally absorb unpleasant odors, toxins, harmful pollutants, bacteria and allergens into the complex cellular structure of the bamboo. The pouches also control moisture to help prevent mold and mildew. Pureboo pouches are chemical-free, 100% plant-based, organic, and eco-friendly. Even the pouch material is linen which is made from the flax plant. Pureboo’s patented formula is twice as effective as other activated carbon products.
              Pureboo pouches can be used anywhere—in kitchens, bedrooms, basements, baby’s rooms, offices, closets, bathrooms, cars, laundry rooms, garages, lockers, pet areas, and other living areas. Unpleasant odors should improve within a few days and be completely eliminated within a week. The great thing about the pouches is they last up to 18 months and can be rejuvenated naturally by being placed in direct sunlight for at least 1 hour once a month. At the end of the pouch’s life, its contents can be recycled into the soil to act as a natural fertilizer.

Pureboo All-Natural Bamboo Air Purifier and Deodorizer Pouch
              It’s time to stop compounding the problem of invisible airborne chemicals and toxins by using chemicals. When it comes to our health and the quality of our indoor air, it makes no sense to fight chemicals with chemicals. Let’s take a common sense approach and try an all-natural, organic, and eco-friendly solution.