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:
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.