wood cutting boards

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by c farmer, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just got a wood cutting board, should I wipe it down with anything?


    You can see where I wiped it with water.

    And I have a couple teaser pics for your time.



    Thanks
     
  2. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    IMHO, no. Just wash with hot water and soap and rinse well.
     
  3. weev

    weev Meat Mopper

    I heard one time that your supposed to rub them down with vegetable oil to fill the pores so that it doesnt absorb things
    not sure if its true but it sounds about right
     
  4. Yeah you should put something on it - it will last a lot longer for you, be a lot easier to clean up, & won't be as hospitable to bacteria...  When I get an order for a cutting board or butcher block I use George's Club House Wax to protect it. You could use butcher block oil or salad bowl finish too but the Club House Wax seems to last the longest for me...


    Here is one style after getting the Club House Wax - it's a nice finish...

    Looks like you're gonna eat good tonight too!  [​IMG]  
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2014
  5. You don't want to use vegetable oil - it will turn rancid. You can get by with mineral oil though...
     
  6. weev

    weev Meat Mopper

    Oops thats right mineral oil sorry thats why i shouldnt trust my memory
    thanks for pointing that out
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks man,  You get it online?
     
  8. Yeah you can get it online or if you happen to be by a Woodcraft you can get it there. It's cheaper online if you can wait a few days for it to get there...
     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    cf, looks like a good, sturdy cutting board... Also nice Q ya have goin there !! :drool
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Thanks. It is sturdy and big.

    Cooked up some chuck steaks and taters.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2014
  11. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic


    You need to put something on it.  Keep it conditioned to prolong the life....

    I love our cutting board, I want to get a bigger one.
     
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Definitely oil it up with oil as hot as your fingers can stand even with a rag.  Let it absorb the oil overnight and do it again and again until the wood stops absorbing the oil. After that it will only need oiling every few months.

    I use USP mineral oil.  Cheap in the laxative section of your pharmacy.

    I believe many use walnut oil and say it will not go rancid like vege oils.  More expensive, though.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  13. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Heated oil, first I heard about this.

    Thanks
     
  14. Yup mineral oil will work as I said before but I can tell you from experience the Club House Wax lasts a lot longer. It has mineral oil in it too but you don't have to apply much at all & it lasts a very long time. I've made & sold a LOT of cutting boards & butcher blocks & that's the longest lasting finish I've come across. It does cost a little more than mineral oil but you don't need much of it.

    Either one will work as will Salad Bowl Finish & butcher block oil - it's just a matter of how often you want to maintain your board. You'll be happy with it no matter what you put on it just make sure you do use something...
     
  15. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, I will look for it tomorrow.
     
  16. Mineral spirits + beeswax concoction I get at the farmers market.

    General cleaning, rub half a lemon into it. Dump a hot kettle of water on it
     
  17. Mix 1 pt mineral oil with 1 - 2 cc beeswax in a teflon pan, heated.   Pour some onto a clean, dry cutting board and spread the mixture around.  Allow the mixture some time to soak into the pores.  You can purchase mineral oil at Tractor Supply by the gallon and also use it for honing oil on your oil stones.
     

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