DIY and crafts

Caring for Your Wooden Cutting Board – Cleaning and Oiling

For our second Christmas together, Scott made this checker-patterned wooden cutting board for me.

Clean your cutting board thoroughly on both sides and allow to dry
Clean your cutting board thoroughly on both sides and allow to dry

Proper care is the key to keeping these delicate wooden boards in top shape. We keep ours clean on a day-to-day basis by using a solution of vinegar and water. Submerging the wood in water would cause it to swell and degrade.

Cleaning supplies required: mineral oil and vinegar & water

Cleaning supplies required: mineral oil and vinegar & water

In order to maintain the wood, we use mineral oil. This is cheap and easily purchased from your grocery store or pharmacy. Start with a clean, dry cutting board, and follow the steps below:

Start with about a tablespoon of oil and rub into the back of the board in a circular motion
1. Start with about a tablespoon of oil and rub into the back of the board in a circular motion
Take care to oil the sides and all grooves
2. Take care to oil the sides and all grooves
Allow to dry on a clean surface for at least 24 hours before use
3. Flip and apply oil to the top of the board. Allow to dry on a clean surface for at least 24 hours before use
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2 thoughts on “Caring for Your Wooden Cutting Board – Cleaning and Oiling

  1. This ideas seems good for my kind of cutting board! Thanks for sharing! I will try your tips already today because my board needs cleaning! Greets, Leyton Carpet Cleaners Ltd.

  2. Thanks for the simple and handy tips. I just bought two wooden boards and was wondering how to keep them clean ( I’ve only used plastic cutting boards till now). Your advises were quite helpful. Thanks for sharing!

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