How do you preserve a butcher block cutting board?

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At the Hardwood Lumber Company, we pride ourselves on providing quality countertops and cutting boards which come sealed with one coat of mineral oil. We recommend that you apply a second coat of Butcher Block Oil or Butcher Block Conditioner before use.

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Correspondingly, can I use Clorox wipes on butcher block?

To disinfect your Traditions butcher block after cleaning use Lysol® or Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes. These wipes are available at Lowe’s, and report to kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria when used as directed.

Beside above, can I use laxative mineral oil on a cutting board? Well, they don’t really “eat off of” the cutting board, normally. Check the dosage on the container for use of the mineral oil as a laxative. There won’t be anywhere close to that dosage transferred to the food prepared on the cutting board.

In this manner, can I use olive oil to oil my cutting board?

Olive oil, corn oil, and sunflower oil, should never be used to maintain a cutting board or butcher block. As touched on above, these oils experience rancidification – a process that yields a rank smell and unpleasant taste. As a cutting board touches your food, substances that can turn rancid should be avoided.

Do you need to treat a butcher block cutting board?

The conditioner helps protect the wood by keeping the mineral oil in and the moisture out. Butcher blocks can be regularly oiled with Cutting Board Oil or Butcher Block Conditioner to keep them seasoned and ready for use. These products can be used together for best results but can be used alone as well.

Do you oil both sides of a cutting board?

Oil both sides of the cutting board as well as the edges. Prop the board against a wall or sink to dry overnight. If any excess oil remains on the wood the next day, you can wipe it off with a rag.

Does mineral oil make butcher block waterproof?

Using natural oils on a butcher block makes it waterproof. That’s because they are a powerful penetrating sealer, and work by soaking into the surface of the wood and sealing its pores from there.

How do you clean a wooden cutting board after raw meat?

After cutting raw meat, poultry or seafood on your cutting board, clean thoroughly with hot soapy water, then disinfect with chlorine bleach or other sanitizing solution and rinse with clean water.

How do you condition a cutting board?

For best use, apply a generous amount of mineral oil to your cutting board with a damp cloth. In 2-4 hours, the wood will absorb the oil. Wipe off what is not absorbed with cloth or paper towels. Repeat monthly, or as often as needed when your board becomes dry.

How do you maintain a wooden butcher block?

How do you treat raw wooden butcher block?

Treat your butcher block to a facial to keep it fresh and glowy. After a few weeks of heavy use, wash and dry your block the way you typically would (see tip #1) and apply a generous layer of mineral oil* with a lint-free rag over the entire surface. Let it soak in for 2-3 hours.

How often should you oil a butcher block cutting board?

We recommend doing this once every week for the first month you have your butcher block. After the first month, once every 3 to 4 weeks typically works well (more frequently in dry or hot climates).

Is tung oil the same as mineral oil?

Here is 32 ounces of Raw + Rare food-grade mineral oil for $14 on amazon.com. Food-grade tung oil is made by pressing the seeds (often called nuts) of the tung tree. It’s naturally food-safe. Tung oil—which should be labeled 100% pure—is a little more expensive than food-safe mineral oil.

What is the best oil to use on a butcher block?

Food Grade Mineral Oil

What should you not use on a butcher block?

Over time, butcher-block countertops can lose their luster and look dull and dry. Give them a refresh with food-safe mineral oil or butcher-block conditioner (available at home improvement stores). Don’t use a food oil, like olive or vegetable oil, which will oxidize on the surface and start to smell.

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