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February 13, 2013
Irene wrote:
Can someone please tell me where to buy this exact treatment for my cutting board. Thank you.
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Boos mystery oil can be found at specialty kitchen supply stores like Sur La Table or online http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-185641/John-Boos-Mystery-Oil
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R. Olson Design added this to How to Clean and Care for Your Butcher Block
Finishing touch. Food-safe finishes, such as mineral oil and tung oil, wear over time and require reapplication. But before you have a flashback of that old antique oak sideboard that took you a week to refinish, relax. If your butcher block is in good shape and needs nothing more than an oil boost, the process simply involves cleaning the surface, liberally applying the finish by hand or with a rag and wiping off the excess after a half hour or so. During the application, make sure to give attention to the sides — especially the end grain, as this area is most susceptible to moisture. After the oil sits for 15 to 20 minutes, you'll notice the oil has absorbed more in some spots and pooled in others. Redistribute the oil, spreading it evenly again, and let it sit for another 15 minutes. Then wipe off any excess with a clean rag. If you've noticed your block has absorbed the oil rather quickly, apply another coat to achieve proper coverage. A common misconception is that vegetable or cooking oils can be used to treat butcher block. These oils will eventually spoil and turn rancid, leaving you with a sour prep surface. If you wish to use more natural oils, walnut, almond and coconut oil all have a higher resistance to turning rancid, but are still susceptible, so maintain with a careful eye if you choose this method. Tip: One way to boost the repellency of your finish is to mix paraffin or beeswax into the oil. Heat up a chunk of paraffin in a tin can on the stove and mix it thoroughly with the oil. Because the wax will coagulate rather quickly, be ready to move quickly. A handy way to get an even spread is to use a stiff plastic scraper. The trouble with this method is the potential for wax to build up in some spots, but that's not a catastrophe, because it can be scraped away after setting. However, the buildup may disrupt a uniform sheen in the final outcome.More:How to Make a High-Quality Cutting Board From Scrap WoodButcher Block Makes the Cut for Holiday Kitchen Prep

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