How to Refinish a Kitchen Cutting Board
30 July 04

Cutting boards may look like relatively simple parts of kitchen equipment, but they can affect more important things - such as knife and food quality. A high-quality wooden cutting board does not dull the blades and resist mold and bacteria. If you take care of it, it will last a lifetime. If your chopping board has accumulated some scratches and discoloration, it should be restored to its original state. Oil and wax cut the board at least once a month to maintain good repair and prevent new scratches from occurring.



Wash the cutting board with warm water and dishwashing liquid. Let it dry completely.


Worn emery cloth with 50 grit sandpaper. Sand the surface of the cutting board to remove the top layer of the wood particles and remove the scratches.


The second time was sanded with 100 grit sandpaper to make the surface smooth. Wipe the cutting block with a damp, lint-free cloth to remove any abrasive dust.


Pour 1 cup of USP mineral oil into the microwave oven. Cut a thin beeswax slice with a butter knife until you have 1/2 teaspoon of sliver and stir into mineral oil. Mix in microwave for about 45 seconds or until the beeswax melts.


Wait until the mixture is cool enough to touch but still warm. Take one part out of the bowl and apply it manually to the surface of the cutting board. Rub the wood in the direction of the grain and allow it to stand still for a few minutes. Wipe excess oil from the circuit board.


The cutting plate is covered with an additional coating until the mixture no longer penetrates into the wood. Allow the board to dry overnight. Wipe the excess oil and wax off the surface with a clean, dry cloth.


Place beeswax on a clean cloth. Use it as a top coat on the surface of the cutting board. Remove excess wax with a clean portion of the cloth.


Let beeswax dry. Rub the wax plate with another cloth.

What you need

*dish washer

* Grinding block

* No. 50 sandpaper

* No. 100 sandpaper

* damp, lint-free cloth

* USP grade mineral oil

* Microwave safe bowl


* Butter knife

*cleaning cloth


After each use, scrape the surface of the plate with a metal spatula to remove excess moisture. This keeps the wood and keeps you from refueling more often every month.