Wooden Board - Care Instructions

Scientifically proven, wood has a great natural ability to decontaminate itself, killing most micro organisms and bad bacteria, making it an extremely hygienic surface for food preparation.
Wooden chopping boards will last for years but some amount of care is needed. The following tips will help ensure that your chopping board remains in good condition:

Cleaning the Board:

  • Clean your board in warm soapy water then dry with a tea towel. Leave your board standing upright to allow for all round air drying. Try to avoid storing the board lying flat, particularly on a wet surface.
  • Try and use the board on both sides to prevent warping.
  • Try not to leave the board in the sun.
  • Do not put the board in the dishwasher or leave soaking.
  • You can occasionally sprinkle regular salt or baking soda over the board and rub the board with a slice of lemon, then rinse well with hot water. This will help to clean and neutralise any odour.

Oiling the Board:

Oiling a chopping board is essential: Detergents and soaps used for cleaning tend to wash out the oils which help to seal the wood and prevent the wood from absorbing too much moisture which can cause splitting, warping and mould.
We recommend oiling the board weekly to monthly depending on the frequency of use and washing.
After washing, once the board has dried properly, apply oil generously using a paper towel or small cloth. Leave for approximately half an hour for the oil to absorb into the wood, then with a clean paper towel or cloth buff off any excess oil.
Too much excess oil left on the board may dry and become sticky.

Recommended food-safe oils:

  • Pure Tung Oil
  • Walnut Oil
  • Mineral Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Coconut Oil