Care Instructions

BOARDS & COASTERS

Taking proper care is essential to keeping your serving board, charcuterie board, or coasters in excellent condition. You've paid good money, after all! Here are our recommendations for keeping your hardwood boards alive and well for years to come.


Hand-wash Only. Never submerge in water

To avoid bacteria, it’s important that you wash your cutting board immediately after use.  Wipe the cutting board with hot soapy water, rinse it with hot water only and just wipe it dry with a clean dish towel. Store in a dry area. *Do Not place in dishwasher or microwave*


Disinfect & deodorize using vinegar

We recommend keeping a spray bottle of vinegar handy to disinfect & deodorize your wood cutting board. Acetic acid (white vinegar) is an excellent disinfectant for E. coli, Salmonella and other household bacteria. Spray vinegar on the wood cutting board, let sit for a few minutes and wipe it with a damp warm cloth. 

Remove stains & deodorize with baking soda

Combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of salt and 3 tablespoons hot water to create a non-toxic cleaning agent. Mix these ingredients together to form a paste, and scrub the entire surface of the cutting board. Finally, wipe it with a warm wet cloth and dry with a dish towel. 

Clean with coarse salt & lemon

For an all-natural clean, first try dampening the wood cutting board with a warm cloth and sprinkling coarse salt over it. Cut a lemon in half and scour the cut side of the lemon over the board while slightly squeezing the lemon juice out. Let it stand for five minutes and use a scrub brush to remove the excess.

Refurbish when aged & worn

It’s hard to avoid knife marks from accumulating on your cutting board over the years. The wonderful thing about a wood board is that it can be returned to its original splendor. All you need is three different grits of sand paper (100, 180 and 240). First sand the board with the coarser 100 grit, then the 180 and finish with the fine 240 grit. Once you are done with sanding, wash the board, let dry and apply our conditioner.

 

WOOD OIL OPTIONS

  • Mineral Oil
  • Beeswax & Mineral Oil Combo
  • AVOID Vegetable or Nut-based Oil

*For more instructions, please visit: www.woodcuttingboards.com*