Schneidebrett richtig mit Pflegeöl behandeln

Treat cutting board properly with care oil

If you are in the kitchen regularly and your cutting board is often in use, then you have probably noticed that wooden cutting boards need a little wellness treatment every now and then. That's right, you heard right - your cutting board needs care! Find out why this is so important and how to do it right here.

Why use care oil at all?

You may be wondering why you should treat your cutting board with care oil. It's simple: wood is a living material that absorbs moisture and grease. Without proper care, it will eventually become dry, brittle and can even crack. Here are some good reasons why care oil will make your cutting board happy:

  1. Longer lifespan: Regular care with oil keeps the wood supple and extends the lifespan of your cutting board. A well-maintained board can accompany you for many years.

  2. Protection against moisture: Oil forms a protective layer that prevents too much water from penetrating the wood. This prevents warping and cracking.

  3. Better appearance: An oiled cutting board simply looks better! The wood gets a beautiful, rich color and a smooth surface.

Which oil should you use?

Not all oils are suitable for your cutting board. Be sure to use food-grade oil that won't go rancid. Here are some good options:

  • Mineral oil: One of the most popular and cheapest options. It is colorless, odorless and perfect for the care of wooden cutting boards. A very good oil is the one from Konterholz here in the shop .
  • Linseed oil: A natural oil that penetrates deep into the wood and protects it well. Make sure to use food-grade linseed oil.
  • Coconut oil: Another natural oil that works well and leaves a light scent.

How do you properly oil your cutting board?

Don't worry, it's really not difficult. Here are simple step-by-step instructions:

  1. Cleaning: Wash your cutting board thoroughly on all sides with warm water and a little detergent. Then dry it completely. A clean and dry board absorbs the oil best.

  2. Apply oil: Pour the necessary amount of oil onto the board. Spread it evenly over the entire surface using a clean cotton cloth. Don't forget the edges and borders!

  3. Allow it to take effect: Allow the oil to soak in for about an hour. The wood absorbs the oil and becomes nice and supple.

  4. Wipe off excess oil: The next day, wipe off any excess oil with a clean cloth. Your cutting board should now feel smooth and not greasy.

If your cutting board is still brand new, you can repeat the process 1-2 more times.

How often should you oil?

This depends on how often you use your cutting board. A rule of thumb is that you should oil a new cutting board more often in the first few weeks after purchase, about once a week. Later on, it is sufficient to oil the board about once a month, or whenever it looks dry and brittle.

If you take care of your cutting board regularly, you will not only enjoy it for longer, but you will also have a real gem in your kitchen. A well-oiled cutting board not only looks great, but is also functional and hygienic.


Your cutting board is a loyal kitchen helper that is at your side every day. So treat it to the care it deserves. With the right oil and a little patience, you will not only keep it in good condition, but also ensure that it lasts a long time. So, grab your care oil and get your cutting board ready for the next cooking session!

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