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Oiling your Chefs Block
20 October 2020

Oiling your Chefs Block

How to look after your chefs block Chopping Board

In these difficult times an investment in a Chefsblock chopping board is a big investment.  However buying our chopping board will guarantee you
a kitchen utensil that will last you and your family for generations to come.  People often ask me how do I take care of my chefs block butcher block.
My answer to them is quite simple.  There is not really much you have to do other than preventing its submersion in water.  But what if they want to nourish the wood
particularly when they first purchase our board.  I would then suggest applying a coat of mineral oil or even better a coat of mineral oil and beeswax at least one or twice or week for the first few months.

If you would like to buy mineral oil, Chefsblock sell this item on its website.  For those who want to make a special oil you can by following

the recipe below make your own oil.

Ingredients
•    1 cup (240 ml) pharmaceutical grade mineral oil
•    2 ounces (57 g) pure beeswax
Preparation
1.    MAKE: Pour the mineral oil into the pan and add the beeswax. Melt over low heat just until the beeswax has completely dissolved, stirring as it melts. Once the mixture is blended, remove from heat. Allow to cool for a couple minutes so it's not too hot for the glass, then pour into the glass jar and allow to finish cooling completely. Add the lid, label it, then store in a cool location.
2.    TO USE: Scoop some onto a smooth clean cloth or towel (not terry cloth). Wipe on clean wooden surface, adding more as you go. There will be some excess on the surface, and that's ok. Allow it to rest for about 30 minutes or overnight, then smooth the excess. Reapply weekly to protect wood.

 

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