CLEANING YOUR VERMONT CUTTING BOARD
You now have a gorgeous handmade wood cutting board.
How do you keep it sanitary, fresh, and living a long life? Here’s a quick overview.
A PROPER CLEANING
Wash your cutting board with soap and warm water; scrub well but not abrasively.
Air dry immediately standing up or on a raised rack with air flow…never lie flat.
And if your board has unfortunate stains or smells, use lemon juice or white vinegar directly on the area. The acid will neutralize whatever is causing the ick.
Put the board in the dishwasher.
Let the board sit in water.
Use bleach. For any reason.
And we repeat: do not dry it flat.
MAINTAINING YOUR VERMONT CUTTING BOARD
Mineral oil is the most commonly used option for preserving your wood cutting board: It's a safe and cost-effective way to keep it looking great for years.
Food-safe mineral oil can be purchased at your local drug store.
Apply it using a clean cloth and spread evenly over the board. Let the oil set in for a few hours, or even overnight if you can. Afterward, wipe the excess off using a dry cloth.
Mineral oil and beeswax can be combined in order to obtain the penetrating qualities
of the oil with the sealing qualities of beeswax. Score: You can buy this pre-mixed!
We like Howard Butcher Block Conditioner.
A NOTE ABOUT RIVER CHARCUTERIE BOARDS
Please DO NOT use your River Charcuterie Board as a cutting board. While the resin is extremely durable, a sharp knife will permanently damage the surface. These boards are intended for service — to highlight your food and add style to your table.