Cutting Board Care
Wood cutting boards are one of the most versatile kitchen tools you can have. Not only are they great for chopping meat and veggies, they are also beautiful serving platters for cheese, meats and breads. In order to guarantee a long life, you must clean and care for them properly.
**Do not soak your board in water or put it in the dishwasher**
To Clean Your Board After Use
Wash with soap and water. Dry immediately and stand the board up so air can circulate around it.
After a lot of use, your board can start to look dull and dried out. Using a soft cloth, rub the board down with a generous amount of Board Butter (if you do not have any, just plain mineral oil works too) and stand it up. Let the oil soak in for at least 8-12 hours, then rub with a soft cloth to remove the excess. Depending on how much you use your board, tis could be done as often as every week or as little as every few months.
To Remove Stains/Odors
Sprinkle baking soda on the board and rub it in using a lemon, a gentle sponge or a wash cloth. You can also rub kosher salt in to the board with a lemon.
It's best to store your board standing up rather than lying flat. A storage rack can be used or just lean it up against the wall. If your board has a hole, it can be hung from that as well.