How To Care For Your Bamboo Cutting Board
1. Wash and dry the cutting board immediately after each use. Don’t ever let your bamboo board soak in the sink or go into the dishwasher. Long exposure to water (and heat in the dishwasher) will warp or crack your board faster than you can say “Oops.” Instead, wash your board with some warm water and soap, rinse it, and dry it completely with a towel. Stand the board vertically on its side to dry, or lean it in an open-air dish rack.
2. To season, put about ½ cup of food-grade mineral oil in a saucepan, and warm it on the stove. You don’t need it hot—just warm enough to get into the pores of the bamboo. Pour the oil onto your dry cutting board and rub in a circular motion (like Karate Kid) with a clean cloth. Make sure you oil all sides of your cutting board; the mineral oil acts as a hydrator and a barrier for the bamboo, giving it some necessary moisture while keeping excess water out.
3. Use lemon juice or baking soda if your board develops any weird stains or smells. Sprinkle some juice or powder over the spot, then scrub it with a damp, warm rag. Afterward, your board should smell fresh and look clean once more.
How To Care For Your Acacia Cutting Board
1. Hand wash only with damp cloth, do not sub-merge in water.
2. Hand dry with a soft dry cloth. Stand the board up to allow the board to air dry evenly across all surfaces after each use.
3. Do not use steel wool, harsh detergents or abrasive cleansers which may scratch the surface of the wood.
4. Regularly apply food grade mineral oil to help preserve the nateral color of the wood. It will also prevent the wood from drying out.