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5 Year Wood - la Board Peti cutting boards / presentation boards care instructions

Care Instructions for wood cutting boards and presentation boards


You can lengthen the life of your cutting board by following these wooden cutting board basics. Treating cutting boards with care will allow for years of chopping, cutting and slicing.


 - Never soak your board in water.


 - Do not place your board in the dish washer.


 - After each use, simply rinse with wet sponge using hot water and a little mild dishwashing liquid and towel dry. It is fine to use a good steel scraper or spatula after use, as necessary, to keep the cutting surface clean and sanitary.


 - Do not use a steel brush or steel wool on the cutting surface of your board


 - It is a recommended to have a cutting board dedicated to use for raw meats and another dedicated to fruits and veggies.


 - Periodically (once every several weeks if used heavily or depending upon the household conditions), apply an even coat of mineral oil to the work surface of your cutting board or butcher block. Sponge on with a rag and let dry.  


This oiling applies a nice moisture barrier.  


 - DO NOT allow moisture of any type to stand on the block for long periods of time. Don't let fresh, wet meats lay on the block longer than necessary.


 - ALWAYS thoroughly clean your board after cutting any type of raw meats. This means each time.


 - Be sure not to cut continuously in the same place on the top of your block. Distribute your cutting over the entire work surface so that it will wear evenly. DON'T use a razor-edged cleaver. It will chip or splinter the wood and produce soft spots. Your cleaver should have dull sharpened edge for best results.


 - Both sides of your board are designed to be used so turn it over periodically to allow even usage to both work surfaces.


Any questions, feel free to contact us.  A copy of these instructions comes with every product.