How to Oil and Maintain a Cutting Board

Cutting boards go through a lot of wear and tear and it's important to keep them clean and in good condition so you'll have them for years to come.How to Properly Oil and Maintain a Cutting Board

How to Oil and Maintain a Cutting Board

First, it's important to make sure that your cutting board is as clean as possible.  

*I received the Butcher Block Oil from Rockler but all opinions are my own.*

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Next, I like to use Butcher Block Oil available from Rockler.  This is a simple, 5-minute process with no need to let the oil soak in overnight which I really like especially if I notice one of my boards looking dry ~ I spend a few minutes taking care of it and it's ready to use in no time.

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Apply the oil.  I like to apply a few drops to the center of the board and use a soft cloth to apply the oil evenly over the board.

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Let the oil soak in for 5 minutes.

Lastly, rub the board in a buffing fashion to remove the remaining oil and you're set!  I had always thought this was a much more difficult process but once I did it I was hooked.  It's a once-a-month homemaking habit that's easy to do.  



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  1. Pingback: How to Maintain a Cutting Board
  2. I never knew there was such an oil, I have always used beeswax. Thank for the tip 🙂

  3. Paula@SweetPea says:

    I need to get some of this oil. My two wooden cutting boards are really dry.

  4. Suzie@homemaker-mom says:

    Thank you for teaching me something I didn't know! I will do this! Found you today at Project Inspried Link up!