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.
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.