Is it Bad to Use a Wooden Cutting Board?
How to Care for Wood Cutting Boards?
Wood Cutting Board Buyers’ Guide
You may not think that a slab of wood requires a lot of maintenance, but surprisingly it does. When you are done using a wooden cutting board, you should rinse it and wipe it with a cloth. Dishwashing detergent isn’t always necessary but should be used after cutting meat or fish. Make sure it is fully dry before putting it away, and store it upright to avoid warping. You should also use oil to maintain a wooden cutting board. The oil forms a protective layer on the wood and protects it. Odor- and flavorless oil should be used, such as almond oil or grapeseed oil. If you treat our wooden cutting board well and carefully, it is sure to last you a very long time.
You should never put a wooden cutting board in the dishwasher, as it will lead to cracks and wearing down of the wood. Instead, wash it with soap and warm water after use, and dry thoroughly. For major maintenance, start by rubbing the board with lemon juice, then sprinkle sea salt on top. Rub the lemon juice and salt over the board and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse the board and dry it with a towel. Then drop some oil on to the board and rub in with a towel or dishcloth, and let the board absorb the oil. Repeat oiling until the board doesn’t absorb the oil anymore. This acid and salt cleaning should only be done every 2-4 months.
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