Cutting Board Care Instructions
Mineral oil is the most traditional finish for a cutting board. My boards come with a fresh coat of mineral oil which is applied 24 hours before shipping. Mineral oil seals the pores of the wood which restricts the penetration of moisture thereby extending the life of the board. While mineral oil is a fantastic finish, it does require some occasional maintenance. The frequency of re-oiling is dependent on many factors both the environment & the frequency of use. When the board begins to look dry, it’s time to re-oil. Apply a generous coat of mineral oil & allow it to penetrate for about 5 minutes. Then simply wipe off the excess. Always oil all sides of the board’s surfaces front, back and sides.
DO NOT USE any oil made of vegetable or animal fats. These run the risk of going rancid & pose a health risk if used! Mineral oil is safe throughout its life. Pure mineral oil is available at your local chef supply store, hardware store or from us.
Never put your cutting board in dishwasher. To clean your board from day to day use, wash with soap & warm water. Allow your board to dry out before applying fresh coat of oil after washing. Wipe off any excess water after washing.
If any further questions or information please contact me.