end grain cutting board near steam ??

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Forum topic by indychip posted 01-07-2015 04:53 PM 641 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-07-2015 04:53 PM

I have a customer wanting me to make her an end grain cutting board for the top of her portable dishwasher. How will the board stand up against the heat and steam produced by the dishwasher? Thanks.

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#1 posted 04-02-2015 03:31 AM

In my experience with cutting boards, you don’t run into too many problems until someone forgets and actually runs it through the dishwasher a few times. Being completely submerged in water and then quickly dried is when they start to crack and warp. Being endgrain, it may react to the steam and heat a little more, but with a finish on it – like butcher block or mineral oil, it should be sealed from a majority of that. It’s going to be the upkeep that’s important – people forget to oil their wood cutting boards and that’s when they start having problems.

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