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
Do not place your butcher block in the dishwasher or submerge it completely in a sink or tub of water because the wood will absorb the water and cause it to crack easily.
Do not use food-based oils such as olive or vegetable oils to treat your butcher block in place of mineral oil because they may affect the taste of your food and become rancid over time.
HOW TO REPAIR YOUR CUTTING BOARD
The only warranty, expressed or implied, is a one year guarantee against defect in workmanship and material.
This warranty does not apply to damages which may result from neglect, accidental or intentional damage, damage or wear to any swivel mechanism, normal wear and tear, misuse of product, unauthorized repair, exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, and alteration or abuse of the product. Wood products ordered “unfinished” do not come with a warranty.
Repairs or replacement under this limited warranty will be made through an authorized My Butchers Block distributor, if possible, the same dealer/distributor from which the product was purchased. Should the dealer or factory representative find return of the product to the factory necessary, all packing and shipping costs will be the responsibility of the customer. If a dealer/distributor is not available, contact My Butchers Block or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Factory obligation under this warranty, is limited, at the option of My Butchers Block. to repair or replacement of the product (or one of equal type and quality if the product is no longer available), within 90 days after receipt of written recommendation from the dealer, provided none of the above exceptions are evident. My Butchers Block. shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from use, or for consequential damages.