Rubbing Oil on a Cutting Board
Cutting boards are essential kitchen tools that help protect your countertops and knives from damage. To keep them in good condition, it is important to regularly rub oil onto the surface of the cutting board. This helps to prevent the wood from drying out and cracking.
What Kind of Oil Should You Use?
The best type of oil to use for rubbing onto a cutting board is food-grade mineral oil. Mineral oil is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, so it won’t affect the flavor or smell of your food. It also won’t go rancid like other types of oils, so it won’t spoil over time. Additionally, mineral oil is safe for use on food preparation surfaces, making it an ideal choice for cutting boards.
How to Apply the Oil
To apply the oil, start by wiping down the surface of the cutting board with a damp cloth to remove any debris or residue. Then, pour a small amount of mineral oil onto a clean cloth and rub it into the surface of the board in a circular motion. Allow the oil to soak in for several minutes before wiping off any excess with a dry cloth.