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Old 01-01-2012, 09:40 AM   #11
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My wooden cutting boards are 2" thick oak or elm planks. I put them in the dishwasher--and I dump bleach on them. I know, my bad, but there a lot more where these came from (we have a sawmill).
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:25 PM   #12
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I'm not an obsessive and my advice might not be sufficient for some. I would sand a few millimetres from the surfaces, give it a good scrub with an antibacterial soap. Apparently rubbing lemon juice and salt onto the wood is a good way to care for your chopping board keeping the germs to a minimum.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #13
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I bleach my boards every day...I use one for veggies, the other for meat...and I toss them in the DW at least once a week.
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My wooden cutting boards are 2" thick oak or elm planks. I put them in the dishwasher--and I dump bleach on them. I know, my bad, but there a lot more where these came from (we have a sawmill).
Are you saying you own a sawmill? Are any of your neighbors missing?
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:59 PM   #15
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I'm leaning towards scrubbing with dish soap, then rinsing with lots of hot water, then drying, then sanding, then peroxide, then mineral oil.

It's a thick board so a little missing wood should be just fine. And since I forgot to look for the Fels soap while I was out today, I have everything I need on hand here. :)
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:39 AM   #16
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Are you saying you own a sawmill? Are any of your neighbors missing?
Yes, there is a bandsaw mill at the farm--mostly used to make wood for projects.
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Yes, there is a bandsaw mill at the farm--mostly used to make wood for projects.
So if I come to visit, should I be worried or tell someone where I am going?

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Old 01-02-2012, 10:33 AM   #18
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There are some really cool chain-saw mills available.

Like this one:
http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdet...utm_medium=cse
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #19
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I would not use mineral oil for a wooden board...
Just clean with soap and soak with very hot water.. and then dry... most important thing!
So you avoid growing germ, and the tannin acid from the wood can do the rest ;)
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:51 PM   #20
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Food grade mineral oil, sold as a laxative in every drug store, is the standard treatment for wood cutting boards.

It should be applied, allowed to soak in, then wiped off to treat the wood and act as a moisture barrier.
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