Wood Cutting Board and Serving Tray Care

With proper care, your wood serving trays and cutting boards will provide you with years of beauty and service.

So what's the difference between a serving tray and a cutting board?
Ideally, cutting boards present end grain on their cutting surface; this is easier on knife edges as the blade slips between the fibres rather than severing them. This also allows the board to wear more slowly. Serving trays can really be anything which you like.

General Care
Your wood boards should be washed with warm soapy water and wiped dry.
It is best to not submerse them in water for any extended periods and definityly do not put them in the dishwasher.

Through cleaning and use your wood boards will start to show wear and you may want to maintain them to keep them looking beautiful and feeling smooth and lustrous.

1. Start with a clean and dry board
Ensure it is not just wiped dry but has fully dried since its last washing.

2. Apply the Board Butter
Use a clean cloth or paper towel to wipe the surface of your board liberally with board butter.

3. Buff
After letting the the Board Butter set for a few minutes remove/spread around any excess by vigourously wiping the board with a clean cloth.

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