Cutting Board Care
Thank you for purchasing a cutting board from our family business. Here are a few notes about the board and how to care for it. With a little care, you can keep your investment looking great for years to come.
The Worst Thing You Can Do (TM)
Is put your board in the dishwasher. The water and heat will remove the finish, cause it to shrink and warp, and possibly cause glue failure.
Never submerge your board in water! This can cause it to split and warp. After use, wipe your board down with a damp cloth. Dish detergent is a good disinfectant after using it for meat or fish.
If you can, it’s always best to keep your board vertical. This helps it dry evenly and avoids it sitting in stray water. It also helps to prevents warping from seasonal variations in humidity.
Reconditioning / Major Cleaning / Stain Removal
Sprinkle salt on the board and rub it with lemon juice or white vinegar. Leave it for 10-15 minutes. Next, wipe or rinse the mixture off and let it dry. When dry, apply board conditioner.
Our larger end grain boards include a jar of board conditioner made from food-grade mineral oil and beeswax (also available for separate purchase here).
If you notice your board is dry or that water stops beading it’s a good time to apply conditioner. Also, you will need to reapply conditioner after a major cleaning. To apply the conditioner, rub a small amount on the board until it is absorbed. Let it stand for a few hours and wipe off any excess with a dry cloth.