​Care & Maintenance

How To Maintain Your Boos Block Wood Cutting Boards

Following these simple care & maintenance instructions will help prolong the life, usage, and preserve the quality of your wood cutting board.

Items Needed:

  • Boos Block Mystery Oil
  • Boos Block Board Cream
  • Clean Cloth or Disposable Towels


1. Make sure your cutting board is clean and free of food particles by washing the cutting board with mild dish soap, rinse with warm water, and stand on end to dry.

2. A minimum of once a month (depending upon the use and household conditions), apply an even coat of Boos Block Mystery Oil to all surfaces of your wood cutting board.

3. Use a clean cloth or disposable towel to evenly spread the Boos Block Mystery Oil across the entire cutting board surface, making sure to oil the bottom, top, and sides of the board.

4. Allow the Mystery Oil to fully penetrate through the wood fibers overnight, then wipe off any excess oil with a clean cloth or disposable towel.

5. Check for any visible dry areas on the wood surface. If any dry areas are visible, apply an additional thin layer of Boos Block Mystery Oil across the cutting board surface.

6. For added protection, apply a layer of Boos Block Board Cream evenly across all surfaces and let it sit overnight.

7. Wipe off any excess Board Cream with a clean cloth or disposable towel.


Boos Block Mystery Oil is a food-grade oil that is recommended to be used in conjunction with the Boos Block Board Cream. The Mystery Oil is easily absorbed and penetrates deeply into the grains of the wood surface to help protect and revitalize the fibers from drying, bleaching, and cracking. The Board Cream seals the wood top surface, leaving a silky wax barrier that locks in moisture.

Boos Block Mystery Oil and Board Cream uses all nautral ingredients and is safe for all food preparation surfaces.


  • DO NOT allow liquids of any type to stand on the cutting board for long periods of time.
  • DO NOT let fresh, wet meats lay on the board longer than necessary. Brine, water, and blood, contain liquids, which soak into the wood, causing the cutting board to expand, the wood to soften, and affects the strength of the glued joints.
  • Use a good steel scraper or spatula several times a day, as necessary, to keep the cutting surface clean and sanitary. Scraping the surfaces will remove 75% of the liquids.
  • DO NOT use a steel brush on the cutting surface of your board. 
  • DO NOT cut fish or poultry on the cutting board work surface, unless you have thoroughly followed the instructions in step #1. The moisture barrier must be intact prior to cutting any type of fish, seafood, or poultry on the cutting board work surface.
  • Always clean the cutting board thoroughly after cutting fish or poultry. 
  • Be sure never to cut continuously in the same surface area. Distribute your cutting over the entire work surface so that it will wear evenly. If your cutting board is reversible, it should be turned over periodically to allow even usage to both work surfaces.
  • DO NOT use a razor-edged cleaver. Your cleaver should have a dull sharpened edge for best results.
  • Maintain the same bevel on the edge of your cutting board as it had when purchased. This helps prevent splitting or chipping on the outside of the cutting board.
  • DO NOT wash your wood cutting board with harsh detergents of any type. 
  • DO NOT wash your butcher’s tools on your cutting board surface.
  • Boos Block wood cutting boards are NOT dishwasher safe.