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Countryhb
12-27-2007, 01:02 PM
So my Pops made me a kick-arse, custom cutting block for Christmas. It looks like a giant folding TV tray, with a 18" x 22" solid maple cutting block on top and a magnetic knife strip mounted on the side. My question is what is the proper cleaning/sanitizing procedures for maple? Any input is greatly appreciated.

Sledneck
12-27-2007, 01:12 PM
I would love to see a picture of that. I have made quite few butcher block tables and counters. Regular cleaning can be done with just soap and water and sanitize it with some bleach and water. Do not use a urethane or sealer. Mineral oil is best when using it as a cutting and chopping surface.

Bbq Bubba
12-27-2007, 01:17 PM
Did he apply a finish on it for you??

Sledneck
12-27-2007, 01:21 PM
Here is a link that might better explain it http://whatscookingamerica.net/CuttingBoards/AllAbout.htm

Sledneck
12-27-2007, 01:21 PM
If he did use a sealer belt sand it off then palm sand it to finish

Countryhb
12-27-2007, 02:00 PM
He sealed it with walnut oil.

Countryhb
12-27-2007, 02:10 PM
Thanks for the link, Sled. Good info. I think I'll sand it and reseason with mineral oil. I'll try to get up a pic in the next few days.