How to Oil and Maintain a Wood Cutting Board- Best Practices for the Prep and Rally Board

Knowledge is power and so is the Prep and Rally wood cutting board. Every detail of the board was designed to give you more power and an extra boost in the kitchen. Read on to learn how you can keep your Prep and Rally Board in tip top condition and last for years.

Want to apply these rules to your wooden spoons or bowls you have at home? More power to you. 


Treat your board

When your board first arrives you’ll want to prep it by coating it in non toxic mineral oil. This will hydrate your board and keep it from getting dry or cracking. It will also give a gorgeous smooth and clean finish to the board. 


To apply: Pour a few tablespoons of mineral oil onto one side of the wood cutting board and use a towel to rub it into the surface. Flip and repeat on the other side. allow it to dry for at least 1-2 hours. Wipe off (or rinse) any excess and start to use as usual!


 Your wood cutting board requires hydration (just like us!) so repeat this process once every 2-3 months or whenever it seems dry. 

This affordable option is a quality non- toxic, food grade, mineral oil and can arrive at your home in no time. 


Washing your wood cutting board

Wash both sides with soap and water when cleaning the board. Don’t soak it in water. Too much time soaking can cause your board to warp and will cause the bamboo fibers to split and break. Warped aboards = wobbly boards and we can’t have that! 


Drying your wood cutting board

It’s best to dry your board standing up and leaning against the wall. This way both sides will dry and no moisture will get trapped underneath


Sanitizing/Deep Cleaning:

I don’t recommend using this wood cutting board for raw meat, chicken or fish. I feel it’s safest to use a cheap plastic board that you can replace more regularly and save the Prep and Rally board for absolutely everything else. 


Either way you’ll need to sanitize the board every now and then and sometimes your board will need a refresher from stink (hello garlic!) and stains (turmeric ugh).


To sanitize: rub your wood cutting board with white vinegar before washing. For stains and deeper cleaning rub half a lemon over the board and sprinkle with baking soda. Rub the whole board down with a sponge and then wash clean. 


It’s worth giving your board this TLC every so often so it lasts you a lifetime. If you haven’t scored the Prep and Rally Board yet, click here for the must-have and ultimate kitchen tool! 

See some inspiration on how to entertain using your Prep and Rally wood cutting board here!