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
Beautiful work 👏
The board arrived perfectly. After I oiled it and used it a few times it did crack a little. I reached out to John at the company and he helped me figure out what happened. They were great and are sending me another board. I will keep this one well oiled/buttered.
I reallly love the cutting board. It is beautiful, well constructed and exceeds all of my needs and expectations
NEW! Cutting Board Care Kit
Just looking at The Boardsmith one can see the inherent quality of construction and durability.