Steps for care and maintenance:
Clean your hardwood item with warm water, a mild soap and a soft sponge.
Do not submerge your pieces in water, as it will cause them to crack swell and warp and stain.
After hand washing, dry them with a dishtowel and then any other moisture dry out by allowing them to air dry overnight.
*We recommend using stainless steel knives / spreaders / forks / spoons -etc. to reduce the chance of staining.
Your natural wood item will dry out with use and age and periodic oiling is required.
With a soft, lint-free cloth, rub a generous amount of food safe mineral oil on all sides of your hardwood item.
You can pick up the mineral oil at a hardware store, grocery or drug store, or online. Mineral oil is one of the cheapest and easiest thing to find.
*We recommend Howard’s Brand of a Beeswax citrus blend.
You may also use olive oil, but we have found FDA approved mineral oil or a Bee’s wax mineral oil blend works best.
Buff any residual oil off of your hardwood item. The item will have a slightly darker color and a beautiful shine once again.
*** Reminder: If you are chopping or cutting on your block or serving board, it will scratch and may knick.
If you want your hardwood item to last its longest, or just want a renewed more presentable wood piece,
follow our suggested cleaning and oiling care instructions and you can allways re-sand and re-oil.