My Butchers Block - Medium - Salinga wood - BB-M
Thickness - 50mm, Dimensions - 300mm x 400mm
Discovery Miles 4 490
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Butcher blocks are large, solid slabs of finished wood that are used in the kitchen to cut meats and other foods. Because butcher blocks are made from natural wood, it is important to perform routine maintenance on them to prevent the wood from drying and cracking, and also to kill existing bacteria. Continue reading to learn how you can maintain your butcher block for optimal, lasting performance
- Scrape the surfaces of your butcher block immediately after each use to keep the butcher block sanitary.
- Clean your butcher block daily after using.
- You may want to use a spatula or steel scraper, which will also help with removing excess liquid.
- Use a sponge, water, and liquid dish-washing detergent or mild soap to clean the block on every side.
- Use bleach or an all-natural alternative mixture of white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.
- Add 1 tbsp of bleach to 3.78 litres of water and use a sponge to clean all surfaces of the butcher block.
- Rinse the butcher block with water to remove any remaining traces of disinfectant.
- Spray your butcher block with undiluted white vinegar and allow the vinegar to completely soak into the surface.
- Use a paper towel saturated with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and gently swipe it across the butcher block to complete the disinfection process.
- Excellent oil for cutting boards can be found at the pharmacies labelled as a "lubricant laxative". It's odorless, tasteless, colorless, and will not turn rancid.
- Pour mineral oil directly on your butcher block and gently use a sponge to spread the oil across the entire surface.
- Let the mineral oil soak completely into the surface of your butcher block and use a soft rag to wipe away any remaining or excess oil that will not soak in.
- This procedure will seal the oil into the wood and prevent additional bacteria from contaminating the wood.
- Apply small amounts of beeswax to a soft rag and gently wipe it across your butcher block until each entire surface area is covered with beeswax.
- Use gentle, circular motions to rub the beeswax into the wood and wipe away excess beeswax with a clean, dry cloth.
- This will cause the entire surface to wear equally instead of in one specific spot when you cut.
- Using cleavers with extremely sharp or razor edges may cause your butcher block to splinter or chip
- Store your butcher block away from appliances such as a stove or clothes dryer that may cause your butcher block to become excessively dry.
- Tip your butcher block onto its side after washing, cleaning, and treating it with mineral oil to prevent moisture from collecting under the butcher block if you leave it flat on the counter
- Do not place your butcher block in the dishwasher or submerge it completely in a sink or tub of water because the wood will absorb the water and cause it to crack easily.
- Do not use food-based oils such as olive or vegetable oils to treat your butcher block in place of mineral oil because they may affect the taste of your food and become rancid over time.
- Things You'll Need
- Spatula or steel scraper
- White vinegar
- Soft sponge
- Soft dish rag or towel
- 3 percent hydrogen peroxide
- Dish-washing liquid or mild soap
- Paper towels
- Lemon juice
- Mineral oil
- Natural beeswax
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