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 Post subject: Re: mineral oil on cutting board
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:57 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: mineral oil on cutting board
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Melampus--what is your preferred method of treating boards? Just a variant of board butter?

Like some other posters here, I wonder about using the commonly-advised mineral oil. It seems that it either would soak deeply enough into the wood that it would not act much as a sealant to moisture, or at the other extreme it would unnecessarily saturate the board.


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I simply use mineral oil; it's just too quick & easy. My ultimate goal IS to fully saturate the wood with oil as the premise is quelling penetration via displacement as opposed to creating a seal on the handles'/boards' surfaces as they never last with as much as I use my equipment.

I have made my own oil:wax sealant before, and listed the recipe amid this thread.



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Thanks. I'd read the recipe for the sealant in the earlier threads. I will try adding a little more mineral oil first, then cook some sealant.


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I use a beeswax/oil paste that I make also.



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 Post subject: Re: mineral oil on cutting board
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Mineral oil here too. I wipe my board with cheap vodka to kill anything then rub the oil in with my palm. That warms it up some.


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 Post subject: Re: mineral oil on cutting board
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whoops, sorry I didn't clarify my post on the hairdryer. When waterproofing leather I use the 50-50 Crisco , beeswax mix. When making mixture for cutting board only oil I use is coconut oil, 1 part beeswax, 5 parts coconut oil.

Sorry for the confusion.
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Mike9 wrote:Mineral oil here too. I wipe my board with cheap vodka to kill anything then rub the oil in with my palm. That warms it up some.


Love it--another use for cheap vodka. Hope I do not get kicked off the threads for the next comment...but the image of cheap vodka followed by an oil rub sounds like the kind of date one tried to avoid in college...


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 Post subject: Re: mineral oil on cutting board
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otkonot wrote:whoops, sorry I didn't clarify my post on the hairdryer. When waterproofing leather I use the 50-50 Crisco , beeswax mix. When making mixture for cutting board only oil I use is coconut oil, 1 part beeswax, 5 parts coconut oil.

Sorry for the confusion.
Daniel



Would there be any risk of rancidity with coconut oil?


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 Post subject: Re: mineral oil on cutting board
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no, coconut oil will not go rancid. It has both anti-bacterial and anti- viral properties, much like the beeswax. I have been using it on my boards for several years and I am very happy.
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