Cutting Board Care.
A few care and feeding instructions:
Before using the board, wipe a few drops of board gel on each side. This will help seal the board and prevent stains.
Your product is designed for daily use and can take a pounding. Don’t be afraid to chop away. However:
Periodically wax your board to keep it sealed. If you run out of gel, you can use food-safe mineral oil or a commercial product like Howard Butcher Block conditioner available at most home stores.
I do not recommend using vegetable based oils like olive oil or peanut oil as they tend to oxidize and may impart a rancid flavor to your food.
For stains, a quick solution is to take half a lemon and use it to scrub rock salt on the board. This should eliminate light stains.
To remove smells, wipe the board with a little white vinegar.
For darker stains, don’t be afraid to buff them out with 220 grit sandpaper. After you sand, reapply a new coat of gel or similar oil.