How do I clean my meat cutting board?
It's really easy to keep this cutting board in tip top shape. Do not put it in the dishwasher or let it sit in water. After each use wash the board using a sponge and gentle dishwashing soap. I'm sure you hear this alot and just to clarify this means soap without chemicals or fragrance, like Seventh Generation Free & Clear or Castile liquid soap. Then rinse thoroughly with water.
To dry the board you will want air to flow around all of the sides. You can either stand it up on a dish towel or lay it on a wire rack. We will sometimes put it on the grates of our gas oven but if you do this make sure you don't turn on the flame!
Once it has dried for 24 hours you can apply food-grade mineral oil or coconut oil to keep it from drying out. The board is thick and made of butcher block so you really don't have to worry to much about it warping.
Can I cut raw meat on my meat cutting board?
This is a question we get a lot. We've always used our wood cutting boards for cutting raw meat but it's a personal preference. There was a time when a butcher used wood butcher blocks to cut raw meat. But then the plastic industry came along and made this taboo. We've heard studies that suggest the bacteria that gets into the wood is suffocated by it. Do what makes you feel most comfortable.
How heavy are these meat cutting boards?
We have 2 sizes. The large size weighs approximately 8 pounds and the small size weighs approximately 3 pounds. They are made of solid wood that is butcher blocked to prevent warping.
What can the small size be used for?
We first made the smaller version of our original meat board at the request of a customer. She and her husband like to eat rack of lamb and this size fits it perfectly. The small size is also our go to for serving a single steak and a few sides. If you need a smaller charcuterie board the sloped side is ideal.
The flat side is great for chopping vegatables or for serving appetizers for a small gathering.
It's just as useful as the large size!