What should I do to a new butcher block island top to keep it looking good?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I wipe mine down with a dab of vegetable oil after I clean it off. You only need to do this once a day.(if you used it)

  • 1 decade ago

    Season it with vegetable oil, and make sure you always use a good acrylic cutting board for chopping veggies, tenderizing meats, etc. Even though butcher block was originally meant to be used for just such purposes, a beat-up, carved-up butcher block does not look pretty - not to mention the fact that it's unsanitary.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    give it a good going over once a day with a deck scrubber and warm soapy water leave to dry, no additives

    no point having a butchers block if it doesn't look and feel like one

  • 1 decade ago

    You must oil it first b4 you use it. Junkers do a decant oil at a fair price, you can buy this from a Howdens joinery if there is one near you. You then need to oil it twice a year (or at least once) hope this helps. Also u need to have a vapour barrier underneath it if u have any appliances.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Never put olive oil or veg oil on cutting boards or butcher blocks.

    It can turn rancid and can cause food poisoning.

    here's a link that tells the specific mineral oil to use and how to apply.

    http://whatscookingamerica.net/CuttingBoards/AllAb...

  • 1 decade ago

    Mineral oil or those wood salad bowl finishes but they are usually mineral oil anyway

  • 1 decade ago

    I wasn't going to answer this without finding out for sure but, I was told do nothing more than rub it down good with mineral oil and leave it. It makes sense but, please find out for sure.

  • argus
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    rub it with vegetable oil

  • 1 decade ago

    don't use it

  • John B
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    don't use it

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