When the caregiver teak cutting board, a few simple steps will extend the life of the board exponentially. Teak's natural oils will help the tree withstand moisture, rot, fungi and twisting, but a little extra love can keep the beautiful teak cutting board looking for a good time.
First and foremost, the most important way to provide additional protection to plantation teak cutting board to the surface with a liberal dose of the season right oil. This oil fills the tiny pores of the wood and creates a barrier that keeps food particles and liquids from penetrating deep into the grain.
Most experts recommend a teak USP grade mineral oil. This is a food-grade oil protects the cutting surface, and you will not mess up. Other suitable treatments include coconut oil, almond oil, walnut oil or beeswax. Coconut, almond, walnut oil are very resistant to rancidity. Because of several common cooking oils such as olive oil or vegetable oil is not recommended for cutting surfaces tend to spoil it – and who wants to cut the vegetables in the oil rancid?
on the deck of the season, warm the oil and apply it with a soft cloth, following the direction of the wood grain. Do not worry about applying too much oil – there is no such thing as "too much". The initial treatment, it must apply for four or five layers, letting each coat dry for at least 4 hours before the next one.
If you decide to go with beeswax sealant, simply apply beeswax (on top of mineral oil, ideally), then buff with a soft cloth. You can also add 1 / 2tsp beeswax 1 cup of mineral oil, heat it in the microwave for 45 seconds and then simply apply it like oil.
The initial seasoning, you'll want to re-apply a coat of oil on board must be in tip-top condition every two weeks.
DO: When it comes time to clear the table, wash with soap and warm water, then dry thoroughly.
disinfection of plantation teak, wipe with undiluted white vinegar after each use. acetic active against E. coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus.
If you want to go a step further, you can wipe the board down to a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution, immediately after wiping off the board with vinegar.
ne: When washing the deck, do not submerge beneath the table, because it is porous surface absorbs water and can cause scratches.
scouring a big no-no, as are dishwashers and other places that are prone to extreme humidity and dry.
Tips and Tricks
- left to remove any smell of fish, garlic, etc., try rubbing the surface with baking soda or lemon cut and then wiped off or rinsing.
- Flip through your cutting board from time to time (although you might have a favorite side); Both sides of the wear and prolongs the life of the board.