The best way to care for a butcher block is with a combination of Cutting Board Oil and Board Butter. Chopping board oil penetrates deeply into wood fibers, and board butter is a great surface protectant that also gives the board a nice luster. Our cutting board care kits contain the same board butter we've been making for the last 20 years and the same oil that we soak our butcher block in before shipping them to you. Our chopping board oil has a lower viscosity than some on the market, allowing it to penetrate and protect wood fibers better.
Includes Board Butter (a mixture of Beeswax and USP Food Safe Mineral Oil in a resealable tub) and Cutting Board Oil (USP Food Safe Mineral Oil in a resealable bottle).
Available in three sizes - Medium (4 oz Board Butter + 12 oz Cutting Board Oil), Large (8 oz Board Butter + 16 oz Cutting Board Oil), and Extra Large (8 oz Board Butter + 24 oz Cutting Board Oil)
*As a point of reference, an un-oiled 16 X 22 maple butcher block can typically hold 12-14 ounces of cutting board oil. Boardsmith butcher blocks have been oiled prior to shipping, but they still need heavy initial oiling when you receive them.
Thoroughly clean, sanitize, and dry the cutting surface of your board
Pour Cutting Board Oil on face of the board an ounce or two at a time until oil can no longer absorb into the board. This process might take a few minutes. Let dry and wipe away any excess.
Using a soft cloth apply a quarter-sized dab of Board Butter and rub in
Finish by buffing off any excess butter
The new cherry board is gorgeous! Exactly what I wanted in a cutting board, and my knives are so happy. Thank you!
The Boardsmith cutting board makes me happily come to my kitchen for cooking. The cutting board absorbs shock when I cut even a hard item, making my arm much less stressful. I love this item and I am glad that I made a right choice.
My board is so Beautiful, I don’t want to cut on it! But it’s like buying a new car, once it has its first scratch, you can relax and enjoy! I can’t wait to pass it down to my daughter! 😂
Wanted walnut cutting boards as gifts within a week, and The Boardsmith came through! Also ordered the Care Kit - excellent products. They went to Fed Ex that day to ship the products, which we LOVE! Enjoying our cutting boards so much - so beautiful that we leave it out on the counter! Highly recommend ordering directly from The Boardsmith.
Having some kind of oil is absolutely essential for a new board, so it was great to see that Boardsmith offers this option at a reasonable price. Excellent to have it all in one place and not having to sift through Amazon to separate the wheat from the chaff. The concise instruction videos were greatly appreciated as well.