While selecting the best cutting boards to offer your clients, take a look into the best ways for them to protect their boards as well. There is nothing more important than preparing hardwood boards for daily usage.
If you are new to board maintenance, you should know that oil will help with water absorption and protect them from knife usage. Also, the oil will prevent the oxidization of your board that would eventually leave you with a tacky and smelly board.
Mineral oil, also known as liquid paraffin, is a great conditioner for cutting boards. Mostly because it is a non-drying oil that won’t leave your boards feeling like plastic. For the most protection, this is the oil for you.
Note: If you want to meet food standards, make sure to use a food-safe mineral oil.
Bee's wax is considered as a dry oil and will create a beautiful shine on your wood cutting board, helping to repel water and facilitate cleaning. Bee’s wax can help protect against smells and prevent from altering the taste of your food.
If you mix bee's wax with mineral oil, you can help protect your board even more and create a more water repellent finish.
Linseed oil is another choice when it comes to protecting different varieties, including woodwork projects. A woodworker will usually boil linseed oil if he wants to make sure that large wooden pieces are well protected.
Note: Boiled oil is not the best option for your kitchen-designed cutting board. Going with the un-boiled, food-safe linseed oil is definitely better for your hardwood cutting board.
Even coconut oil is more used for other things, you would be surprised that it can also be used to create a protective layer on your board. This type of oil can keep it in a good cooking condition while protecting it from use.
Note: Make sure to buy non-GMO certified product that is free of any harmful additives or dyes when using on a cutting board.
Still not sure what to use? Our cutting board conditioner is made with a mix of mineral oil and bee’s wax to give our boards the strongest finish possible.