Cutting Board Care Instructions
HAND WASH ONLY
Wash your cutting board immediately after use. Wipe the cutting board with hot soapy water, rinse it with hot water only and just wipe it dry with a clean dish towel. NEVER PLACE IN THE DISHWASHER OR SUBMERGE IN WATER!
DISINFECT & DEODORIZE WITH VINEGAR
White vinegar (Acetic acid) is an excellent disinfectant for E. coli, Salmonella and other household bacteria. Put some in a spray bottle and spray vinegar on the wood cutting board, let sit for a few minutes and wipe it with a damp warm cloth.
USE BAKING SODA TO REMOVE STAINS & DEODORIZE
Combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of salt and 3 tablespoons hot water to create a non-toxic cleaning agent. Mix together and apply to the board. Scrub the entire surface of the cutting board. Finally, wipe it with a warm wet cloth and dry with a dish towel.
REFURBISHING YOUR WOOD CUTTING BOARD
It’s hard to avoid knife marks from accumulating on your cutting board over time. The great thing about a wood board is that it can be returned to its original condition and luster. All you need is three different grits of sandpaper (100, 150 and 220).
- First sand the board with the 100 grit sandpaper
- Then sand with the 150 grit sandpaper and wipe the board clean of all the dust with a clean towel or tack cloth.
- Spray a fine mist of water over the board and let dry completely.
- Finish sand with the fine 220 grit sandpaper.
- Clean all the dust off the board with a clean slightly damp towel.
- Apply mineral oil and let sit overnight to soak in.
- Wipe the excess mineral oil off the board.
- Apply our Beartooth Customs Board Butter.
- Let sit for 2 hours and then buff with a clean dry terry cloth (like an old bath towel).
If you have any questions about your board condition, feel free to send an email with a photo of your board to email@example.com. We also offer board reconditioning services for those that may not want to complete it themselves.