Cleaning your new NeighborWood Wood Cutting Board
A properly oiled wood cutting board will help resist staining to some degree, but prompt washing is always the best policy to follow. Oiling your NeighborWood wood cutting board once every couple of weeks is a great way to maintain the board. Oiling protects the wood cutting board from soaking up too much moisture and cracking or warping. It also protects against the absorption of some bacteria. Use our NeighborWood Oil or any edible oil that has no taste, but don’t use vegetable oil because it will turn rancid over time. Mineral oil is a popular choice.
- Wash the board: Use hot water and detergent, a scrub brush may be necessary to remove food particles.
- Sanitize the board: Use 1 tablespoon chlorine bleach to 1 gallon of water or 1 to 5 solution of vinegar andwater, flood the surface and let it stand for several minutes, then rinse with clean water and let air dry or pat dry with paper towels.
- Oil your NeighborWood wood cutting board with NeighborWood Oil or mineral oil.
- Enjoy for a lifetime.
Hint: Keep a spray bottle of sanitizing solution near the sink.