In order to maintain the beauty and durability of your chopping board it needs to be oiled frequently using food safe mineral oil. The frequency depends on how often you use your board. If you use it every day (which you should!) as a guide, the following applies:
“Oil it once a day for a week, once a week for a month, once a month for a year, and then once a year for the rest of your life.”
All our hand crafted chopping boards are made from kiln-dried European or English oak and each one will contain a low level of moisture that ensures the wood is as stable as possible. This ensures a minimal risk of cracking or warping. Wood is naturally hygroscopic, meaning that its moisture content varies depending on local humidity levels. Before your board leaves our workshop, it will be comprehensively treated with an anti-bacterial mineral oil which not only protects against bacteria but also inhibits the ingress of moisture.
For more information on how to care for your personalised chopping board please click here.
Our Chopping Board Mineral Oil may also be used on wooden kitchen worktops and wooden food bowls and utensils. It is suitable for any unsealed wooden surface that comes into contact with food, nourishing it, protecting it, and preserving the timber’s natural beauty.
IMPORTANT If you have one of our boards purchased since June 2016 it will be finished with OSMO TopOil®. Please refer to this page for how it should be maintained. Read this article to see why we changed the finish of our wooden chopping boards.