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The trick to cure a wooden board easily

24 mayo, 2021

The wood plank It is one of the utensils that we use the most in the kitchen and, therefore, the one that wears the most, so we usually replace it quickly (they last from 6 months to a year, depending on the wood).

If you are about to change boards and buy a new one, you should know that, like the molcajete or the metate, you must also cure it. This is because inside the wood they usually lodge bacteria that can infect your food.

You do not know how? Here we tell you a very easy trick.

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Heal wooden board

Heal wooden board

Trick to cure your wooden board

You need:

  • ½ cup of oil (can be sunflower, corn, olive, linen or even a mixture of these).
  • 1 clean kitchen towel


  1. Spread the oil all over the board and let it rest for a few minutes. Repeat this procedure three times until you see that the oil has penetrated the wood.
  2. Let it rest for about twenty minutes and then wash it with water and dish soap.
  3. Wait for it to dry well before you can use it.

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How do I take care of my board so that it lasts longer?

The boards also need your special care. We tell you how to keep it longer so you don’t change it so often:

  • Wash it immediately after use and place it in a place where it can drain well (preferably, wring it upright and not lying down).
  • An excellent option to wash and disinfect it without using soap is to pour salt or lemon drops and rub it with a damp cloth. Rinse it off with plenty of lukewarm water.

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Wooden vs plastic board

Many people opt for plastic boards because they think they accumulate less bacteria and are easier to wash. The truth is that both accumulate microorganisms if they are not washed properly.

You should also know that plastic boards tend to ruin the edge of knives, so we will always recommend using a good wooden board.

So that you have a safe and durable option, we suggest you look for a bamboo wood board, which is more resistant, does not tend to splinter and is also environmentally friendly.

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