Is a wood chopping board easy to take care of?
When you’re looking for a wooden chopping board, you should look for ones that are specially sealed and oiled, however, to maintain the board, it should be re-oiled once a month for the first six and then after that, about twice a year.
If you buy a quality wood such as end-grain and care for it correctly, then you might find a chopping board that lasts a lifetime. And while plastic may be cheaper to begin with, investing in a wooden one will certainly go the distance.
What oil do I need to use on a wooden chopping board?
To keep your board looking ship-shape, you should use a wood oil that’s specifically designed for chopping boards such as the Furniture Clinic Chopping Board Oil. Always check that the oil is food grade and FDA approved.
What does the colour of my chopping board mean?
If you’re buying a set of chopping boards, you may want to know what each is for:
- Red – Raw meat
- Blue – Fish
- Green – Salad and fruit
- White – Dairy and bakery
- Brown – Vegetables
- Yellow – Cooked meat
Where can I buy a chopping board?
You can buy a chopping board from pretty much everywhere, such as any supermarket including Asda, Tesco or Sainsburys.
Home stores including Wilkos, Ikea, John Lewis, and Debenhams should also have them in stock within the shop, but if you’re going for a board with specific features such as hand-carved end-grain wood or a smart design, then buying online will definitely offer much more choice and more innovative and unique options.