When it comes to caring for teak cutting boards, a few simple steps can extend the life of your board exponentially. Teak’s naturally occurring oils help the wood resist moisture, rot, fungi, and warping, but with a little extra love you can keep your beautiful teak cutting boards looking great indefinitely.
First and foremost, the most important way to add additional protection to your plantation teak cutting board is to season the surface with a liberal dose of the proper oil. This oil fills in the wood’s tiny pores and creates a barrier that keeps food particles and liquids from penetrating into deep into the grain.
Most teak experts recommend a USP grade mineral oil. This food-grade oil will protect your cutting surface and won’t spoil. Other suitable treatments include coconut oil, almond oil, walnut oil, or beeswax. Coconut, almond and walnut oils are all highly resistant to rancidity. More common cooking oils like olive or vegetable oil are not recommended for cutting…