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How do you oil your cutting board?

OrcaOrca Also known as EspressosaurusWrexRegistered User regular

How do you oil your cutting board? 95 votes

In even coats, letting the oil soak in for at least 3 hours between coats, and wiping off the excess
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Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
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You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
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I'm a degenerate that uses a glass or plastic cutting board
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I dunk the cutting board in a bathtub of oil because I'm in the pocket of Big Mineral Oil
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    OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    Just curious what everyone does. The recommendations on the mineral oil bottle (apply in coats) seem silly when I can just dunk a bunch on, smear it around, and clean it up later.

    My cutting board remains nice and oiled for longer that way too!

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    TuminTumin Registered User regular
    edited June 3
    You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
    We just got a new olive wood board souvenir so I guess...olive oil...????

    But it goes rancid???

    Do I have to read 1000 pages of esoteric wood lore and wind up in some 1920s Home Goods magazine or what

    This $10 souvenir is gonna financially ruin us!

    Tumin on
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    A Kobold's KoboldA Kobold's Kobold He/Him MississippiRegistered User regular
    You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
    Uh

    Does this apply to plastic cutting boards

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    OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    Tumin wrote: »
    We just got a new olive wood board souvenir so I guess...olive oil...????

    But it goes rancid???

    Do I have to read 1000 pages of esoteric wood lore and wind up in some 1920s Home Goods magazine or what

    This $10 souvenir is gonna financially ruin us!

    You're supposed to throw it out before it goes rancid presumably

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    I'm a degenerate that uses a glass or plastic cutting board
    I like this new hard-hitting D&D, asking the real questions.

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    TuminTumin Registered User regular
    You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
    Uh

    Does this apply to plastic cutting boards

    Accoeding to Serious Eats plastic cutting boards are rife with death viruses and MRSA, impossible to clean with a sponge

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    OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    Uh

    Does this apply to plastic cutting boards

    That's the plastic/glass-using degenerate option

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    OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    Tumin wrote: »
    Uh

    Does this apply to plastic cutting boards

    Accoeding to Serious Eats plastic cutting boards are rife with death viruses and MRSA, impossible to clean with a sponge

    It's just flavor particles Tumin

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
    plastic and glass are unfairly lumped. only a true madman would use glass

    plastic i think is suboptimal but fine, i use plastic when i cut meat because i dont want to be troubled by the idea of animal juice seeping into the wood grain

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    TuminTumin Registered User regular
    You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
    Orca wrote: »
    Tumin wrote: »
    Uh

    Does this apply to plastic cutting boards

    Accoeding to Serious Eats plastic cutting boards are rife with death viruses and MRSA, impossible to clean with a sponge

    It's just flavor particles Tumin

    Just hit it with a dash of vodka youve got on the counter

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    TuminTumin Registered User regular
    You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
    Wood is antimicrobial and therefore safe

    Like.colloidal silver

    or underpants with platinum thread

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    Y'all are cutting things?

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    OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    Tumin wrote: »
    Wood is antimicrobial and therefore safe

    Like.colloidal silver

    or underpants with platinum thread

    Or copper

    Or regular silver even

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    GilgaronGilgaron Registered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    When I make a new board, I buy USP Mineral Oil from the laxative aisle at the grocer, rub it around and apply more until it stops soaking in. Wipe it off the next day. I have some beeswax mineral oil blend I made that gets rubbed on, allowed to dry, then buffed. Repeat whenever the cutting board starts to look dried out.

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    OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    Gilgaron wrote: »
    When I make a new board, I buy USP Mineral Oil from the laxative aisle at the grocer, rub it around and apply more until it stops soaking in. Wipe it off the next day. I have some beeswax mineral oil blend I made that gets rubbed on, allowed to dry, then buffed. Repeat whenever the cutting board starts to look dried out.

    Tell me more about this beeswax mineral oil blend and also about getting your cutting board swole

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    I'm a degenerate that uses a glass or plastic cutting board
    I like my plastic boards that are just 2.5 milli-metrics thick or so.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    I'm a degenerate that uses a glass or plastic cutting board
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    MagellMagell Detroit Machine Guns Fort MyersRegistered User regular
    You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
    While I answered you're supposed to do that? I'm a degenerate who uses plastic cutting boards.

    Wood is reserved for Charcuterie boards, unless this is where I learn I'm supposed to oil those too.

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    GilgaronGilgaron Registered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    Cutting board finish recipe:
    2 oz beeswax
    8 oz mineral oil

    Fill a small sauce pan half full with water. Put the shaved/broken beeswax into a mason jar, add the oil, then set this in the water. Bring the water to a boil. When the wax is melted and looks like olive oil, I like to transfer it to a short wide mouth mason jar rather than keeping it in the deep jar. Apply with cut up worn out white undershirts or worn out socks. When it dries to a haze rub it with the cloth until the friction makes it shine.

    For non cutting board waxes, you can make a harder wax with mixing in some carnuba or paraffin wax and mix in some pigments to make colors to touch up your car or add contrasting pigment colors to wood with open pores like ash or oak.

    Similarly I make my own leather lotion for the furniture:
    1 1/2 oz beeswax
    2 1/2 oz tallow
    2 1/2 oz neatsfoot oil

    From there I have also gone off the deep end and made my own paint out of milk and cottage cheese and so on... but its fun!

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    TuminTumin Registered User regular
    You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
    Where am I gonna find a neatfoot?

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    GilgaronGilgaron Registered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    The neatsfoot oil I got on Amazon, the tallow from a local butcher.

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
    I've got some kind of artificial but wood-based cutting board

    So I just... chop stuff on it

    It's all veggies anyway

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    OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    Tumin wrote: »
    Where am I gonna find a neatfoot?

    It's just Bigfoot after a pedicure so

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    CorlisCorlis Registered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    The care sheet for the wooden board I got said to use either mineral oil or "board butter". I'm scared to find out what the latter is, so I just slap mineral oil on it every month or so.

    But I don't mind, as long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine,
    I'll be fine, just give me a minute, a man's got a limit, I can't get a life if my heart's not in it.
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    KamiroKamiro Registered User regular
    I'm a degenerate that uses a glass or plastic cutting board
    Tumin wrote: »
    Where am I gonna find a neatfoot?

    Right up your ass!

    Gottem

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    KamiroKamiro Registered User regular
    I'm a degenerate that uses a glass or plastic cutting board
    I had a wooden cutting board that I definitely a did not oil and it eventually warped beyond repair. Probably won’t bother with one in the future. Plastic all the way

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    I'm a degenerate that uses a glass or plastic cutting board
    But seriously, these thin plastic boards in some other material than whatever that slightly translucent one is called. The one that warps over time no matter how well you treat it. So good.

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    KamiroKamiro Registered User regular
    I'm a degenerate that uses a glass or plastic cutting board
    I’m insulted that I’m put in the same category as glass!

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    PotatoNinjaPotatoNinja Fake Gamer Goat Registered User regular
    Where is the "I just use a pair of safety scissors on a paper plate?" option?

    Are thick plastic cutting boards actually a safety concern?

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
    I don't even oil my wooden spoons that specifically mentioned periodic oiling when I bought them, I already have two cast iron pans I gotta take care of.

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    OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    What I'm seeing is that the instructions on the mineral oil container are clearly meant for you to waste mineral oil so you buy a bottle more than once every 10 years!

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    zagdrobzagdrob Registered User regular
    edited June 3
    We use a coconut wax on our walnut cutting board.

    It's a pretty thick paste that you rub an applicator pad in and then coat the board with until you're satisfied with the sheen / wipe off excess with a paper towel.

    We've also got a couple of the plastic ones that see a bit more use because they can go in the dishwasher so they get used for any raw meat.

    zagdrob on
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    HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    Tumin wrote: »
    Uh

    Does this apply to plastic cutting boards

    According to Serious Eats plastic cutting boards are rife with death viruses and MRSA, impossible to clean with a sponge

    Ok but you can put a plastic cutting board through the dishwasher and I'm not sure that any bacteria or virus is capable of surviving going through a dishwasher

    I kinda think Serious Eats might be talking our their ass on this one :tongue:

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    DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    So uhhh.. what happens when you don't oil a wooden cutting board?

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    OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    So uhhh.. what happens when you don't oil a wooden cutting board?

    It gets all dry and stuff. It starts to suck up water and whatever you’re cutting on it.

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    jothkijothki Registered User regular
    You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
    Where is the "I just use a pair of safety scissors on a paper plate?" option?

    Are thick plastic cutting boards actually a safety concern?

    I cut bread sometimes. I just put it on top of the bag that it came in.

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    MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    I'm a degenerate that uses a glass or plastic cutting board
    jothki wrote: »
    Where is the "I just use a pair of safety scissors on a paper plate?" option?

    Are thick plastic cutting boards actually a safety concern?

    I cut bread sometimes. I just put it on top of the bag that it came in.

    We all do this.

    You are just brave enough to admit it.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
    the best thing about plastic is definitely the dishwasher aspect... aint nothin surviving that

    the microplastic concern is legitimate but like... just dont saw on your stuff with a dull serrated knife and you're *probably* fine.

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    OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    Just dump a bunch of oil on, smear it around, and wipe the excess off a day or two later
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    jothki wrote: »
    Where is the "I just use a pair of safety scissors on a paper plate?" option?

    Are thick plastic cutting boards actually a safety concern?

    I cut bread sometimes. I just put it on top of the bag that it came in.

    We all do this.

    You are just brave enough to admit it.

    And scratch up my counter? Oh HELL NAW

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    TuminTumin Registered User regular
    You're supposed to oil your cutting board?
    Watch out for that quart dust

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