Tips on how to season and care for your Kerenza chopping board
You have purchased a wonderful chopping board which will be one of the most versatile tools in your kitchen. Here are some great tips for making sure your board stays clean and gorgeous.
- Don’t ever soak the chopping board in water or put it in the dishwasher. This can cause it to split or warp.
- Bamboo is generally more water resistant than wood but without a protective finish it can absorb juices from your food, transferring odours from one recipe to the next.
- Once you get your chopping board, take it to the kitchen sink and wash it with warm soapy water. Let it stand upright so air can circulate on all sides and leave it to dry thoroughly.
- Season your board. Not with salt and pepper! But with a good mineral oil or food safe oil. We recommend mineral oil over olive oil as this can turn rancid with time.
- The first time you do this you should really aim to saturate the board in oil. Come back in five minutes and check the board. You’ll find all the oil has been absorbed. Repeat the process about three times to ensure that there are no thin or thirsty spots.
- If you’ve chopped something pungent like garlic or onions, wiping the board down with white vinegar will remove these odours. Rinse and then leave to dry.
- As you find you use the board a stubborn stain might appear here and there. Just sprinkle baking soda on the surface of the chopping board then work it into the surface with a lemon (which will also leave your board smelling amazing) and wipe clean with a sponge or washcloth. Rinse and dry.
- If your chopping board gets a lot of use and a lot of washing it can start to look thirsty. Replenish it with mineral oil.