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How to Care for a Wooden Cutting Board
1. Hand wash.
Wooden cutting boards are happy to hop in the sink for a quick shower. But, unlike plastic boards, they hate the dishwasher. Why? Over-soaking any wood can lead to cracking or warping, which is not what you want. A gentle hand-wash after each use with mild soap and warm water, be sure to refrain from soaking.
2. Dry the wood thoroughly.
Dry your board with a towel right after washing. Keep it in an upright position until it’s completely dry, so both sides are exposed to air. The more evenly it dries, the happier it will be, and the better, stronger work surface it’ll be for you.
3. Moisturize regularly.
After the board is totally dry, rub it with mineral oil. Let the board stand with its oily slick for at least ten minutes, then wipe off any excess oil.
4. Take care of stains.
For any stained areas—think residue from blackberries, beets, or even juicy steak—make a coarse paste of salt, water, and baking soda, and then scrub it on the area with a tea towel or brush. To get rid of any odors, you can spray the board with white vinegar. Don’t worry about that vinegar smell—it will evaporate. After, just rinse your wooden board under hot water, taking care to not let it soak. Wipe it dry with a kitchen towel, and let it air-dry.
5. Deep cleaning if needed.
Every couple of months, give your cutting board a deep cleaning. You’re going to need kosher salt, half of a lemon, some mineral oil, and two tea towels. Start by generously sprinkling your entire board with the salt, like you’re seasoning a steak (don’t be shy about it!). Then, working from one corner, rub the entire board with the cut side of a lemon. Watch in wonder as the board gets cleaner with every swipe. Once you’re done canvassing the board, wipe off any excess salt with a tea towel. Apply mineral oil step 3.