Care Instructions

How to Care for Your NOLA Board

How to Maintain and How Often

Wooden cutting boards need to be kept clean and daily maintenance is usually a good scrub with hot soapy water after using. Do not soak your boards or any other wooden utensils in water or they'll crack and warp. Absolutely no dishwasher use! Some people use a very weak bleach solution or hydrogen peroxide to clean their boards after they've been used for cutting raw meat as a precaution against bacterial contamination. Depending on how often you use your boards, maintenance should be at least every couple months. 

Everyday Use - Absolutely NO dishwasher use!

Simply wash your board with your regular dish soap at your sink and with a scrubber brush. Dry with a cloth.


Do you have questions about the differences in wood grains?
Visit our Wood Grains page to learn more.



Long Term Care  (How To Oil and Maintain a Wooden Cutting Board and Wooden Utensils)

Before you start, be sure your boards are very clean. Give them a scrub with lemon and salt. The boards should also be dry before starting.

What You Need:
  • Wooden cutting board, spoons, or other utensils

  • Clean, soft cloth or paper towel

  • Mineral oil or other food-grade oil

  • NOLA Boards board conditioner  -  MINERAL OIL & BEESWAX BOARD CONDITIONER
NOLA Boards - Mineral Oil & Beeswax Board Conditioner

  • Start with a clean board and utensils. Be sure your cutting board and spoons are as clean as possible and thoroughly dry.

  • Apply the oil. Using a clean, soft cloth or paper towel, apply the oil in an even layer over the wood.

  • Let it soak in. Remove any excess. Leave the oil to soak in, overnight if possible, or for at least a few hours.

  • Apply NOLA Boards board conditioner  -  MINERAL OIL & BEESWAX BOARD CONDITIONER in circular motion. Remove excess.

  • If the board or your spoons feel oily or sticky, buff off any remaining oil with a clean dry cloth or paper towel.