Food Safe Oil for Wooden Chopping Boards – TLC Set for Oak Cutting Boards including sanding pad.
This listing is for 1 x 250ml tin of food safe wood oil and 1 x sanding pad (grit 320)
WHY YOU NEED TO OIL A WOOD BOARD
•Just like conditioning your hair, you need to condition boards to keep them shiny and lustrous.
A conditioned wood board is somewhat waterproof, so it does not absorb moisture.
•A conditioned board can also help protect against bacteria and keep your board from splitting and warping.
Warping is bad because your board will wobble when you chop on it,
and splitting is bad because those little cracks harbour moisture and food gunk,
becoming pockets for bacteria. We recommend using food safe oils
HOW TO OIL YOUR WOOD CUTTING BOARD
You will need:
•A clean, dry board
•Food safe oil
•A rag (pieces of very clean old t-shirts or wool socks work best)
•Sanding pad (if required)
1. Check the surface of your board and make sure you are happy with it’s smoothness. If not, use the sanding pad to achieve the desired smoothness.
2. Pour the oil: Pour a small pool of oil in the centre of the board, about the diameter of a quarter. This might seem like a lot, but it can absorb a lot of oil.
3. Rub it in: Use the rag to rub the oil in small, circular strokes.
Do this all over the board, including both sides and the ends. Make sure the oil permeates all the crevices.
Keep adding more oil, if needed. Prop the board on its side so it’s upright, and let the board absorb the oil overnight.
WHEN TO OIL YOUR CUTTING BOARD
You will know when its time to oil your board. It’ll look dry and greyish, with a light-coloured patch in the centre.
Do it twice a season—eight times a year. The more you wash your board, the more often you need to oil it.