Wood Cutting Board Care

Small End grain Cutting Board

Our End grain cutting boards look beautiful and will work for years to come.

There’s something wonderful about using a wood cutting board. However, there are some care and maintenance tasks that must be done to extend the beauty and life of your new kitchen tool.  These are general rules that can be applied to all cutting boards but apply specifically to the cutting boards that I sell.

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  1. This cutting board is an end grain cutting board. It should be very kind to your knife blades.

  2. The board has been sealed with 2 coats of salad bowl finish

  3. Don’t set hot pots or pans on your cutting board. The heat can warp and crack your board.

  4. As you use your cutting board, over time the protective coatings will wear away.

  5. You can re-condition the board using our wood butter. It is a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax, just wipe it on, let it soak in for a 20-30 minutes and then wipe off with a dry paper towel.

  6. Hand wash your cutting board. Your cutting board should never be washed in a dishwasher

  7. When cleaning your cutting board wash it with dish detergent and a soft cloth. Don’t use harsh abrasives or scrub pads.

  8. If your cutting board picks up any food smell you can use lemon juice or white vinegar. Don’t use harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia, 409, etc…

  9. After cleaning your board, dry it well before putting it away.

  10. The final key to wooden cutting board care is storage. You must have proper storage to ensure the life of your board. Extreme temperatures of heat or cold can cause the board to crack or break.


If you have any questions about your cutting board please let me know.

Enjoy the beauty of your wood cutting boards and with proper care they will last for many years to come.