To season or maintain a cutting board with spoon butter, rub on a thick layer, let it sit for 24 hours, and then buff off the excess. We like to season our boards with spoon butter or board cream, a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil that can either be made or purchased online.
Then, are bamboo cutting boards sanitary?
Bamboo absorbs very little moisture and resists scarring from knives, so they are more resistant to bacteria than other woods. Clean bamboo cutting boards with hot soapy water; sanitize if desired.
Secondly, can you over oil a cutting board?
There is no such thing as over-oiling your wood cutting board! When it can’t absorb any more oil, it will simply stop and oil will collect at the top. When you see this, you can easily wipe away the excess.
Can you use olive oil on bamboo cutting boards?
Olive oil, corn oil, and sunflower oil should NOT be used to maintain a cutting board or butcher block. These oils will go rancid. It is very dangerous, as it is a process that yields a rank smell and unpleasant taste.
Bamboo similar to wood is quite porous and can absorb as well as loose too much moisture which may lead to warping of cracking. Seasoning your new cutting board and oiling it once in a while to maintain that protective finish can extend the life of your cutting board and improve its performance.
Allow the oil to soak into the wood for about 20 minutes. Wipe off any excess oil with a clean, dry cloth. Set your treated cutting board aside for about six hours to give it time to oxidize and harden.
The Lifespan of Bamboo vs.
An average cutting board should last from five to ten years, depending on the care the owner shows. Care and knowledge about the material type and how often to condition with oil is crucial for bamboo and wood cutting boards’ longevity.
Mineral oil is made from petroleum. The crude oil is processed to remove impurities – this is why food-grade mineral oil is clear and odourless. However, this doesn’t make it healthy or eco-friendly. Also, not all mineral oil is food-safe.
It won’t go rancid, boasts antimicrobial properties, and is rich in saturated fats (not so good for the human heart but an excellent conditioner for wood!).