Our wooden chopping board care kit will help maintain the beauty and durability of your chopping board. Each kit is for a single use and contains all you need to refinish your board. How frequently you should refinish a wooden chopping board depends on how often you use it, but if the surfaces are damaged, showing signs of dryness or are no longer smooth, they should be retreated immediately to avoid ingress of moisture and risk of staining.
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 minimises the 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 OSMO TopOil® which provides a wonderful microporous finish that brings out the beauty of the timber as well as protecting against bacteria and inhibiting the ingress of moisture.
Natural Protection With OSMO TopOil®
When you receive your board, it will have been treated with at least three applications of Osmo TopOil®, which is a blend of organic plant oils and waxes providing a natural finish to the board. The finish is 100% food-safe, conforming to EN-1186, and provides resistance to household substances such as alcohol, fizzy drinks, coffee, tea, fruit juices, milk and water.
Care Kit Contents
- 10ml OSMO TopOil®/Polyx-oil® (100% food-safe)
- 1 pair of disposable gloves
- 1 application cloth
- Full instructions
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IMPORTANT If you have one of our boards purchased prior to June 2016 it will be finished with white mineral oil. 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.