I'll add one more, that's worked great for years on large blocks on my BBQ trailer and at home. Is it ok to place 220V AC traces on my Arduino PCB? Wood Butter- 8 ounces - Butcher Blocks, Cutting Boards, and Utensils - Naturally Helps to Prevents Bacteria Growth on Wood - Veteran Owned. I'm not sure what's the best way to use this as part of my finishing process. To keep your cutting board in prime condition, seal it once a month with oil. You can use 100% beeswax, or 50% beeswax and 50% carnauba wax. Applying some heat would help. Rub the oil into the wood in the direction of the grain with a lint-free cloth. Stephanie Mitchell is a professional writer who has authored websites and articles for real estate agents, self-help coaches and casting directors. Not only will it help a wood cutting board, but you can condition almost any wood product to improve its lifespan. Nice job on the chopping block Jon, looks great. Stack Exchange network consists of 176 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. How can I make an Android app "forget" that it installed on my phone before? Mitchell also regularly edits websites, business correspondence, resumes and full-length manuscripts. You don’t want a film-building finish because chips of finish will be cut away and get into the food. To best facilitate this the wax needs to made liquid. 49.2k 2 2 gold badges 33 33 silver badges 109 109 bronze badges. site design / logo © 2020 Stack Exchange Inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa. There are various ways of introducing wax to wood, including dissolving the wax into the mineral oil (this makes what some call "board butter" or "spoon butter"), making up a conventional paste wax, or by applying it molten. It’s often used for it’s “Shiny” properties, and can be mixed with beeswax to add water-resistance. Putting boards in ovens is risky and can weaken glue joints. What are your simple tips? If you select mineral oil, use a food-grade variety. There's a problem loading this menu right now. rev 2020.11.24.38066, The best answers are voted up and rise to the top, Woodworking Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled, Start here for a quick overview of the site, Detailed answers to any questions you might have, Discuss the workings and policies of this site, Learn more about Stack Overflow the company, Learn more about hiring developers or posting ads with us. Thanks for contributing an answer to Woodworking Stack Exchange! Reply. You have a good eye! Wipe off any excess oil with a paper towel. Non-Toxic Wax for Cutting Boards, Butcher’s Blocks & Bench tops. The cutting board so far: The raw beeswax: finish-selection butcher-block. John Taylor Butcher Block Conditioner Food Grade Mineral Oil and Natural Waxes, CLARK'S Cutting Board Finishing Kit | Orange-Lemon Scent | CLARK'S Cutting Board Oil (12 oz) - Cutting Board Wax (6oz) - Small Applicator - Buffing Pad, Organic Wood Butter- 6 Ounces - Butcher Blocks, Cutting Boards, and Utensils - The Bearded Chef - Veteran Owned. Let the wood cutting board dry before use. When you're done and all the wax has cooled and solidified some excess will need to be removed from the surface and scraping is probably the most efficient method. How often are encounters with bears/mountain lions/etc? United States Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory: Finishes for Wood Bowls, Butcher Blocks, and Other Items Used for Food, F. Beck Woodworking: Caring for Wood Cutting Boards and Wooden Utensils, How to Treat Your Cutting Board With Mineral Oil, How to Repair a Split in a Bamboo Cutting Board. A heat gun can be used to pre-heat the board if handled with care, but a normal hairdryer will put out sufficient heat. Great tips here ! You’re seeing this ad based on the product’s relevance to your search query. share | improve this question | follow | edited Dec 18 '17 at 8:02. Food Grade Mineral Oil. I never thought to heat up the cutting board, but that might help it absorb a little deeper before it goes pastey. Carnauba Wax This is plant-based, and is considered safe for consumption because it is inert, non-toxic, and cannot be digested by humans. I definately will feel more confident that the beeswax mineral blend for my cutting boards will be completely natural and sanitary given the recipe now to make it myself. I have a friend that is a bee keeper who took some time to render me some fresh beeswax. I have found that treating a board with a coconut/coco butter/bee wax mix the first time (using the same heat/apply/reheat method ad for wax) helps condition the board but it may go rancid over time and may not be best for long life items. IMO melting the wax* and applying it to directly to the wood is by far the best option for an end-grain board. Mineral oil will work fine but will leave the wood looking dull. This is a non-toxic, non-drying oil that is commonly used on butcher block tables and cutting boards. How to Plant the Cutoffs of a Prickly Pear Cactus, How to Fix a Water Stain on Strand Woven Carbonized Bamboo Flooring.