Just in case this wasn't common knowledge, did you know that it's advisable to treat your new wooden chopping board with oil?! I mean, I don't know if this is true or if it makes a difference AT ALL but in the last few years, Hubby B and I have gone through numerous wooden chopping boards. We are keen in the kitchen and love cooking and heavy wooden blocks are our preference but they always seem to go black in areas and split, even if they are not inexpensive.
The tip I've (apparently) been missing is to treat the board with oil before the first use. This increases the wood's natural resistance to moisture meaning it is less likely to split and I guess, go black with gross stuff. (YUKYUKYUK)
So, here's how:
- Using a lint free cloth or super absorbent paper towels, rub some food safe oil into the board (for example olive, vegetable or sunflower oil.
- Wipe off the excess oil and leave the board for 24hours.
- Repeat the process leaving the board for another 24 hours.
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