LumberJocks

Food stains on end grain cutting board

  • Advertise with us

« back to Finishing forum

Forum topic by Rich Simon posted 02-11-2017 05:57 PM 365 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
View Rich Simon's profile

Rich Simon

25 posts in 1199 days


02-11-2017 05:57 PM

Finished my first cutting board with GF salad bowl finish, several coats. Let it dry a week.

After using it for fruits and veg only, there are some stains already that I can’t seem to scrub out with soap and water. Is this normal?

Stains might be olive oil.


1 reply so far

View Rich's profile

Rich

1970 posts in 422 days


#1 posted 02-11-2017 07:34 PM

First off, on the GF site, they say to use butcher block oil on surfaces that are used for cutting. The salad bowl finish is really just urethane, and they add some oil. The idea is that it dries hard. The fact that it does dry hard means you’re likely to get some chips of it in your food that you chop on the board. It won’t hurt you, but it’s probably not what you want.

If you want your new cutting board to stay pristine, get some of those thin cutting sheets and use them on top of it instead of cutting directly on the board. They sell them everywhere.

I use them out of necessity. My Boos block is 18” x 24” x 2” and too unwieldy to be taking to the sink for cleaning. It has a permanent spot on the kitchen island.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com