How do you treat a wood chopping block?
The pros recommend using mineral oil (or a blend, like Boos Block Mystery Oil) because it’s flavorless and odorless, and it won’t go rancid on your board like olive or vegetable oils tend to do. Mineral oil is also inexpensive and easy to find at most hardware stores.
How do you treat a butcher block cutting board?
Take some food-grade mineral oil (or our Butcher Block & Cutting Board Oil) and pour generously over the smooth wood. With a cotton cloth, gently spread the oil to every corner then aggressively rub in the oil without missing a spot. Let the oil soak in to the wood for a total 2 to 4 hours.
What oil do you use on a chopping block?
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 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 do I protect my butcher block wood?
To seal butcher block with mineral oil, you simply apply the mineral oil generously, let it soak in, and wipe off the excess. You need to do it fairly regularly at first but then only about once a month after you’ve gotten through several applications.
Should a new wooden cutting board be seasoned?
For starters, you’ll want to give your wood cutting board a good, long seasoning right when you get it. Even if you’ve bought a board that comes pre-seasoned, it’s always a good idea to season it anyways.
What do you finish a wooden cutting board with?
Mineral oil will work fine but will leave the wood looking dull. A drying oil such as boiled linseed oil or a blend of oil and varnish (“Danish Oil”) can be made to look shinier and nicer with several coats.
Should you seal a butcher block?
Once installed, it’s important to treat or seal the butcher block to keep it from drying out and staining. There are a lot of options for products to treat butcher block, but one of the simplest and least expensive is mineral oil.