A minimum of once a month (depending upon the use and household conditions), apply an even coat of My Butchers Block mineral Oil to all surfaces of your wood cutting board using a cloth or disposable towel. Allow the Mineral Oil to fully penetrate through the wood fibers overnight, then wipe off any excess oil. Apply additional oil to any visible dry spots or for any other necessary reasons.
My Butchers Block Mineral Oil is a food-grade oil that easily absorbs and penetrates deeply into the grain of the wood to help protect, revitalize and moisturize the wood fibers which gives a protective top layer to the wood surface against foods and liquids. It helps keep the water out and the oil in.
DO NOT allow liquids of any type to stand on the cutting board for long periods of time. DO NOT let fresh, wet meats lay on the board longer than necessary. Brine, water and blood contain much liquids, which soak into the wood, causing the cutting board to expand, the wood to soften, and affects the strength of the glued joints. Use a good steel scraper or spatula several times a day, as necessary, to keep the cutting surface clean and sanitary. Scraping the surfaces will remove 75% of the liquids. Do not use a steel brush on the cutting surface of your board.
DO NOT cut fish or poultry on the cutting board work surface, unless you have thoroughly followed the instructions in step #1. The moisture barrier must be intact prior to cutting any type of fish, seafood, or poultry on the cutting board work surface. ALWAYS CLEAN THE CUTTING BOARD THOROUGHLY AFTER CUTTING FISH OR POULTRY.
Be sure NEVER to cut continuously in the same surface area. Distribute your cutting over the entire work surface so that it will wear evenly. DO NOT use a razor-edged cleaver. It will chip or splinter the wood and produce soft spots. Your cleaver should have a dull sharpened edge for best results.
Sanitize your cutting board by wiping all surfaces down with mild dish soap and water. Dry thoroughly. DO NOT wash your wood cutting board with harsh detergents of any type. DO NOT wash your butcher’s tools on your cutting board surface. DO NOT put My Butchers Block products into dishwasher.
Maintain the same bevel on the edge of your cutting board as it had when purchased. This helps prevent splitting or chipping on the outside of the cutting board. If your cutting board is reversible, it should be turned over periodically to allow even usage to both work.
The Benefits of Wood care oil, Beeswax conditioner and Wood Polish
How many times have you heard the phrase that not all products are created equal? Just because a product is meant to clean and polish your wood, that doesn’t mean it is the right product for you to use. You want something that is going to get the job done, but you also want something that isn’t going to throw a bunch of chemicals in the air for you to have to breathe day in and day out. Quality products are important for your health and your home, which is why many people are turning to beeswax as a solution to end all their worries.
My Butchers Block wood care products will help to provide your furniture with one of the most natural looking finishes in the industry. These amazing products can help to bring the true beauty of your wood out for all to see. It ends up forming a rich, glossy coating that embellishes your furniture, rather than cause the natural beauty in the wood to be distorted. When you touch the wood, it leaves it feeling silky-smooth. Instead of getting a surface that looks awful and feels absolutely horrible, you can have one that is going to leave you looking at the wood for hours.
My Butchers Block wood care oil and Bees wax conditioner penetrates directly into the wood to eliminate dry, dull, moisture and sun damaged surfaces, leaving a wonderful lustrous, warm shine. It’s the type of shine that professional home decorators dream of!