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How to Maintain Engraving on a Cutting Board

How to Maintain Engraving on a Cutting Board

July 24, 2017

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You have probably heard it being said a couple of times before that the kind of meal you bring to the table is a reflection of the kind of preparation you put into it. Not to mention, the kind of tools that you use in the preparation process as well. That is probably the reason as to why the knives and the cutting boards in a home are held with such high regards in the kitchen area. In light of this, it is vital to ensure that you maintain your engraved cutting board in a manner that will ensure its longevity despite being so frequently used in the household. In this article, we are going to explore a few tips on how to maintain the engraving on your cutting board.

Disinfect and Deodorize With Vinegar

One of the easiest ways to maintain your cutting board is by deodorizing and disinfecting the board regularly with vinegar. Even though wood engravings naturally eliminate bacteria, it is important to clean the cutting board after each use to quickly and efficiently remove any bacteria. All you have to do is spray the vinegar onto the cutting board and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping with a damp cloth.

Refurbish Your Board

Although it is virtually impossible to avoid knife marks on your cutting board, getting rid of them is quite easy as it often involves sanding the board with sand paper and applying a food safe conditioner so as to return the board it to its former glory. Some of the most common cutting board conditioning options include:

  • Beeswax and mineral oil combo.
  • Mineral oil.

Remember that before you can condition the board, you need to have cleaned the board beforehand and let it dry. Once, it has dried off, take a cloth and rub the conditioner on the board until it is fully absorbed. Let this sit on the board for a few hours and then wipe off the excess conditioner using a cloth until the finish becomes totally smooth.

Avoid Cutting Directly on the Engraving

When doing your preparations, in efforts to maintain the engraving, it would be best to ensure that you avoid cutting directly on the engraving as much as you possibly can. This will help ensure the longevity of the engraving on your wood cutting board for a much longer period of time.

With these few maintenance tips, taking care of your engraved board will become as easy as pie. If you want a new wood cutting board, visit our website to discover our different engravings!

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