how to care for your cutting board
Hand wash in warm soapy water, rinse, towel dry immediately, then stand the board up to allow surfaces to air dry evenly after each use. Always wash both sides after use for even water absorption.
Do not soak or submerge in water. Wood products should never be washed in the dishwasher.
What You Need: A clean, dry dishtowel and food-grade mineral oil
Avoid using cooking oils (olive oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, sesame oil, etc...) to treat your board. These types of oils are high in fat and once oxidized, can become rancid which can transfer an unpleasant smell into the wood.
Make sure your board is clean and completely dry before applying any oil.
Step 1. Apply the mineral oil using a clean, dry dishtowel. Start with one teaspoon of the oil and evenly spread over the entire board using the dishtowel. Make sure to apply the oil on the sides and grooves of the board, add more oil if needed. Flip the board over, and repeat the application on the reverse side.
Step 2. Leave the oil to absorb into the wood for several hours, or overnight if possible.
Step 3. Remove excess oil using a dry, clean cloth, and wipe off any remaining oil so the board does not feel greasy.
IMPORTANT: Oiling your cutting board is vital to preserving the rich natural colors of the wood to prevent unwanted moisture, such as bacteria, from soaking into the board. This also helps to prevent the wood from drying out which can lead to cracking. If you use your board often, please oil your board at least once a month or as soon as it appears to look dry. This will extend the lifespan of your board.