3 Things You Do Not Do With a Wood Cutting Board

Wood Cutting Boards

Wood Cutting Boards

Whenever I’m at a craft show, I’m often asked “how do you take care of a cutting board?”, “what should I NOT do with a cutting board?”.  To know what to do with a wood cutting board, you should know how to care for one.

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Oil and Maintenance of your Wood Cutting Board

Oil and Maintenance of your Wood Cutting Board


Here are things you should not do with a wood cutting board:

1. Do not place it in a dishwasher when you want to wash it.  Water and heat are 2 enemies of wood.  Too much water can attract mold and heat can dry up the wood and eventually crack it.

2. Do not use food oil product to oil your board.  Wood is porus and therefore needs oil that would dry up from the inside of the wood.  Food oil made turn the wood rancid and develop mold.

3. Do not place the board under the sun for a long period of time.  It can warp the board and dry out the wood.

Do wash it with soap and water.  Do use mineral oil to maintain your board.  Guarantee it will last for years to come.


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