Proper care of your butcher block cutting board (or any wood cutting board for that matter) is essential to ensuring that it lasts for years to come.
Our cutting board care recommendations/instructions can be found here.
Not caring for your cutting board can lead to a number of problems, including:
Food contamination: When cutting boards are not properly cleaned, they can contain harmful bacteria which can transfer to your food and cause foodborne illnesses.
Damage to your knives: When using cutting boards that are too hard or have deep grooves, damage can occur to the blade of your knife, making them less effective and potentially dangerous to use.
Stains and odors: Cutting boards can develop stains and odors that can be difficult to remove, even with repeated washing, when they are not cleaned properly.
Warping and cracking: If you don't maintain your cutting board, it will most likely warp and/or crack over time, which can make it unsafe to use.
Shortened lifespan: With proper care, our butcher block cutting boards can possibly last a lifetime. But neglecting your cutting board will shorten its lifespan, causing you to have to replace it. This leads to unnecessary expense and waste not to mention that if this was a gift, it is irreplaceable as the sentimental value is also lost.
While our boards have shown great results with very little care, we highly recommend that if you use your cutting board on a daily basis, that you re-treat it with our Beartooth Customs Board Butter once a month to help ensure that you have your cutting board for many years to come!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Customer Support here.