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Cutting Board Care

Using hardwoods, we design our cutting boards to look fantastic on your counter while providing the benefits of wood.
Studies show that wood has a natural bacteria resistance that plastic does not have.
The wood fibres of these cutting boards is also better for your knifes than a plastic or glass cutting board,  keeping your knife edges sharper, longer. 

Use and Care

-   Your cutting board has been sealed with a commercial grade salad bowl finish and is ready to go.
-   It is suitable for use with all types of foods including meats.
-   To clean your cutting board scrub it with soapy water, rinse twice and dry it with a clean, soft towel.
-  Set your cutting board on edge, if possible, so it gets maximum airflow to aid drying.
-   Keep the feet on your cutting board to aid air flow while in use.
             If you lose your feet they can be purchased from us or at Home Depot.
-   Never immerse your cutting board in water or leave liquids standing on it.
-   Do Not wash your cutting board in the dishwasher.
-   For a stronger cleaning or to remove a smell you can wipe it with:
                      full strength vinegar, 
                      lemon juice
                      or 
                      a mixture of 1 teaspoon of liquid clorine bleach to 1 litre of water
            follow this with a regular cleaning.
-   If you have a stain on your cutting board it will fade with time and washing, or you can rub it with a course salt to help remove it.   Follow this with a regular cleaning.

Seasoning your Cutting Board

For long life your cutting board needs to be seasoned.
We recommend a Food Grade Mineral Oil.  It can be purchased at any pharmacy.
Some pharmacies stock it in a light or heavy version, we reccomend the heavy version.
About once a month or if your cutting board is looking dull or dry put 1 to 2 tablespoons of mineral oil 
on the surface, rub it in with a paper towel and let stand for 5 minutes.  Using a clean paper towel wipe off any excess.


Refinishing

After a few years of use you may wish to have your cutting board refinished.  Unique Wood Products can do that for you, planing, sanding and refinishing your cutting board for a nominal fee.