Wood Cutting Boards Care And Maintenance

Wood cutting boards are an excellent accessory to any kitchen. They will cost you anything between less than 20 dollars to several hundred for a custom-designed board. Whatever the cost you pay for your cutting boards, you can take simple, quick affordable, and low-cost care and maintenance tips that can be done to prolong the lifespan of your cutting board, making it safer, more convenient to use, and more in appearance.

The most frequently encountered issue that wood surfaces face is the absorption of water, which can lead to cracking, warping and splitting, along with food-borne bacteria being found on the wood. Careful maintenance of wood chopping block will reduce these problems to an absolute minimum.

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Don't submerge the surface in water. Clean it or wipe it using soap and a cloth, but don't keep it submerged in the sink or pass it by the dishwasher. When you are storing the board, set it up at an angle or even on its edge. It is not recommended to put the board on its side on the entire surface. which could result in more moisture getting trapped and deteriorating the quality that the wood.

Mineral oil will be your most frequently used oil for protecting wood that is used in kitchens. It is important to note that food-based oils need to be handled with care since the oil may be rotten. To apply the oil onto the board, you'll need a clean dry, soft cloth or towel, and then pour the oil onto it.