JRS22 wrote:This was discussed at length about a year ago, but I didn't come away from that thread with specific advice. So then I purchased a small bamboo tray from Rishi on sale. I've been very happy with it's functionality, but not with how it's wearing. I'm in the market for another tray, large enough for my pot and cup and a water cooler, that catches and holds water. I've seen some trays with a hose for water run-off, but that won't work for my kitchen.
IPT wrote:The bamboo ones also like to split if they get too dried out. Central heat plays havok on them.
JRS22 wrote:Actually I was hoping to hear from people who are happy with their tea trays so I'd have some ideas about what materials work and age well. Otherwise I'll just be resigned to replacing my bamboo tray regularly. Anybody?
Alex wrote:Well I got one of the "ebony" ones they sell at DTH and its been going on 2.5 years. Looks like almost new still and used 3 times a day. No stains as the varnish is still 100% in tact I'd imagine I'd get another few of years atleast.. Much better then the bamboo one I had