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Board Care

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Tips for Board Owners

When you buy a board from Gum Creek, you have in your hands a board that is ready to use. We finish our handmade cutting boards with a blend of bee’s wax and mineral oil. However, from time to time, you may need to provide a little maintenance to help it keep its pristine appearance. Here are some tips for doing just that.

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To Clean

Use warm soapy water. Don’t ever submerge the board in water or leave the board in standing water. Dry your board and stand it upright enabling both front and back to dry. If you need to sanitize the board, spray white vinegar on the board.

To Remove Odor

Use warm soapy water. Don’t ever submerge the board in water or leave the board in standing water. Dry your board and stand it upright enabling both front and back to dry. If you need to sanitize the board, spray white vinegar on the board.

To Protect

You will want to apply mineral oil once a week to all surfaces. Be generous in the amount of oil, let it soak into the wood, and then wipe off the excess. Once a month you can apply a mix of oil and beeswax for extra protection of the board.

To Remove Stains

For the best effect, use. hydrogen peroxide. It will remove stains and sanitize your board. For really tough stains you will have to reapply and, over time, the stains should lighten.

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