Care for your wood

All of our boards have been pre-stained with 2 coats of food safe mineral oil.  We recommend refreshing your board every month with a small amount of oil to keep the wood looking and feeling fresh, just like you.

Fact #1: Wooden Cutting Boards are more sustainable

Wood is naturally quite porous, so without a protective finish, it can absorb juices from your food, transferring colors and aromas from one recipe to the next. Worse, if excess moisture builds up inside that board (if soaked in water), it can lead to warping and cracking as the wood unevenly expands. 

The good news is natural oils and the ability of wood to expand and close help prevent a wooden board from harbouring bacteria. Plus, wood is much softer on your knives than other surfaces. To keep your wooden board hygienic and in good condition, refresh it every so often by sanding away defects and replenishing its oils. Just be sure not to soak the board in water. Lightly wash with soap and hot water, then wipe dry. 

Fact #2: Wood loves oil

To start, get some food-safe mineral oil. Any food-safe mineral oil will do—I use a bottle of cutting board oil from Home Depot. A little goes a long way. 

Howard 12 oz Oil Butcher Block: Available at Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Most Home/Hardware Stores

Chef’s Wood Cutting Board Conditioner: The packaging sells me on this one but only available online

First, wash wooden boards with a bit of soap, rinse in hot water, wipe clean, and allow to dry upright. 

Once dry, apply a small teaspoon of food safe mineral oil with a clean rag (avoid a towel as the fabric could fill in the pores). Wipe off excess and dry board 30 minutes on each side. I usually do 2 coats on each side and then leave standing upright to dry overnight before using.

Seasonal Deep Cleaning Tips from Apartment Therapy

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Give yourself a hi-five. You’re not only on top of it but you’re also helping the environment by keeping your board in good condition for a longer life.