Everyone asks how to take care of your wood cutting boards. The wood cutting board care is simple: wash it like a dish and then add mineral oil, olive oil, or butcher block oil to keep the wood from drying out. Water dries out the wood, oil feeds it and keeps it looking like new. Simple!
There are also many concerns about using wood to chop on. Will it dull the knife? Will they show all the cut marks? Do wood cutting boards store a lot of bacteria? In short: wood is the best thing to chop on. The woods used in all of these cutting boards are some of the hardest hardwoods around. But there is a trade off when it comes to chopping blocks, either your knife goes or your board goes. However, the wood cutting boards here at Ode to Wood are the happy medium. They won’t dull your knives and marks will be minimal. Especially with the proper wood cutting board care (oil, oil, oil), your board will stay looking pretty for generations.
As for bacteria, there have been many studies done to show the benefits of chopping on wood versus other materials. A study at UC Davis by Dean O. Cliver confirmed that even after washing, wood cutting boards had LESS bacteria than plastic cutting boards. Read the article here.
WOOD CUTTING BOARDS ARE NOT DISHWASHER SAFE!!