Fire Works food grade cutting board mineral oil is made from highly refined, white USP grade mineral oil. Made under stringent food safe facilities, our mineral oil is the perfect choice for the home or commercial chef for maintaining wood kitchen tools, cutting boards and counter tops.
Maintain the beauty of your cutting board by oiling with our Cutting Board Oil.
Odourless, Colourless and Tasteless.
Why Use Cutting Board Oils
The goal of board oil is to penetrate the wood and saturate the wood fibers, in order to stop any other liquids (blood, bacteria) and moisture from soaking into the board. As well, a well-oiled cutting board will keep the same shape when the wood fibres are saturated, so it will not expand and shrink compared to a board that is left to completely dry, then exposed to water. This shrinking and expanding effect is the main cause of warped cutting boards.
While board oil penetrates the wood, board wax acts as a physical barrier on the surface of the wood that protects against stains and liquids. The wax also aids in sanitation, as it fills and seals in knife scars and microscopic cracks where bacteria would otherwise gather.
Used in conjunction, cutting board oil provide an effective combination of protective outer layer and sealed wood that is sanitary, easier to clean and won’t warp.
Maintaining a cutting board is a quick and easy task that will keep your board sanitary, looking new and extend the life of your board.
Wash your cutting board (DO NOT SOAK) with soap and warm water and scrub well. The volume of water and mechanical scrubbing is more important than soap in flushing bacteria and other food particles off the board. After washing the cutting board, dry immediately with a towel and let it air dry standing up or on a raised rack with air flow.
- Put the board in the dishwasher. The heat and water will warp and splinter the wood AND void warranties from most manufacturers. Only plastic, composite or glass boards can go into the dishwasher.
- Dunk or let the board in stand in water. The wood will absorb water and potentially warp.
- Use bleach. This will stain the wood and/or excessively dry the wood.
- Put a wet board flat to dry. If the board dries on one side, it will cause the wood to warp.
If your board has stains or smells, you can use lemon juice or white vinegar directly on the area. The acid in these liquids will neutralise the organic material or fats causing the problem.
Once your cutting board is thoroughly dry, apply “Fire Works cutting board oil” directly onto the surface of the board. Be generous with the application, especially if the wood is dry or you just purchased the cutting board or butcher block. You want the surface to be dripping wet on all sides and we recommend using a non-absorbing material or new paint brush to spread the oil (try not to soak up the oil), as using your hands may lead to accidental splinters. Most importantly, let the oil soak into the cutting board for as long as possible; at least a few hours or overnight if possible.
Let your cutting board sit on a wire rack or upright to dry when done. If you are restoring or seasoning an old, dry or new cutting board, you may wish to repeat this process two more times, to ensure your cutting board is completely seasoned.
We recommended you oil your cutting board every month or when dry to the touch.