How do you maintain your cutting board?

In the kitchen, all utensils need maintenance, which means cutting boards as well as knives!
Here are some tips for maintaining your wooden cutting boards.

Opinel cutting boards are made of beech and this wood tends to darken with use, with the juice from cut food.

To maintain yours, follow the 3 steps below and your cutting boards will last many years for all your cooking needs.
 

Steps

1 Cleaning

To start with, clean your board with a brush and washing up liquid.
Wash with lukewarm water, rub and rinse.
For a more thorough clean, you can add white vinegar and rub salt into it with a cloth.
Let it rest for 10 minutes, then rinse.

2 Drying

One of the most important stages is drying your board. 
Wipe it with a cloth to get the water off.
Then let it air dry so that there is no moisture left.

3 Nourish the wood

The third and final stage is very important if you want to protect the wood of your board and keep it looking nice.
Use a dry cloth to apply cooking oil (olive, rapeseed, grape seed).
Rub well in the direction of the wood grain so that the oil soaks in properly and nourishes the wood.

You now know the whole process of maintaining your cutting boards. 

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