Our wooden chopping blocks and cutting boards are beautiful natural products that will last you a long time if you follow our care instructions. Before shipping, our boards and blocks are treated with vegetable linseed oil. As a natural product, the different grains of the wood combine to create extraordinary patterns. Besides the structure, the different colors of the woods, small knots or other intergrowths are among the unique features that make your board special.
Due to the fine-pored and uniform structure, the board has high abrasion resistance and density. It serves as a perfect base for cutting food, as cuts in the wood close by themselves. You can therefore use your sharp knives completely safely.
Worth knowing about hygiene
Scientists have found that wood has a proven inhibitory effect on bacteria. This is explained on the one hand by the hydroscopic effect (the wood withdraws the water from the bacteria, which makes reproduction and survival impossible), on the other hand components of wood itself have an antibacterial effect.
Before first use
Wood breathes and adapts to the environment. If the block wobbles a little, we recommend placing it vertically for 1-2 days so that it can get used to the room and return to its original shape.
The wood should not be exposed to high temperature fluctuations. For example, if one end gets warm because it is close to the hob or an oven, while the other side remains cool, this will create stresses in the wood that can lead to cracks.
Feet on the bottom
Some models have non-slip silicone feet. Thermal beech chopping blocks usually have height-adjustable feet. By not having the block rest directly on the countertop, air can circulate around the wood. If the block slides on your countertop, you can place small silicone or rubber stickers under the feet. Otherwise, if you have any problems or questions, feel free to contact us so we can find a solution!
Wipe your cutting board with a damp sponge and dry it after washing up, or stand it on end to allow for better air circulation. You can also use a little dish soap or food vinegar to clean it.
Chopping blocks are made for dry and normal temperature storage and should not be cleaned with a lot of water or even soaked. Under no circumstances should you put wooden boards/blocks in the dishwasher.
Regular and long-term care
We recommend treating the wood approximately every four weeks (or when the surface of the cutting board becomes lighter) with, for example, sunflower oil. Spread it generously over the surface and let it soak into the wood overnight.The next day, wipe off the excess oil with some kitchen roll. This will prevent the wood from taking on the smell and color of your food.
After you have used your chopping block extensively, it will be marked by some scratches and cut marks. In the spirit of sustainability, we recommend that you sand the surface with sandpaper. Oil it afterwards and the block will be as good as new!