Just purchased a new cutting board, So which goes first to protect it and how often, the wood cutting oil or natural wax?

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    You DON'T put wax on a cutting board!

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Mineral oil (buy at pharmacy as a laxative) so it is food safe.  Put a good layer on the board and put the board somewhere for it to soak in and get drier for a Week or 2.?  I only did it once 30 years ago.  It does not wash out. as you basically wet wipe it with a cloth.

  • T J
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Mineral oil............

  • T-half
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    I use Howard's Cutting Board Oil on my board.  It is food-grade mineral oil with Vitamin E added.

    It states for new boards to put on 3 or 4 coats to season it, before using it. 

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  • bill
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Use mineral oil on it every month.

  • 1 month ago

    You didn't provide sufficient information to determine IF it needs treated at all.

    We can say DO NOT WAX anything used in food preparation.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    food safe oil only, no wax

  • 1 month ago

    Oil won't absorb if it is waxed... so oil it first.

  • 1 month ago

    Just treat it with food-grade oil.  When it starts to look dried out, retreat it.

  • G
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Of course you are formally busted.

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