Care instructions

To keep your charcuterie boards looking nice for years to come, it’s important that you take great care of them!

First, all items intended for use with food use FDA approved food safe resin, wood, and wood polish. Resin used is heat resistant up to 450ºF and scratch resistant.

•NEVER cut on the resin. You may use spoons to scoop soft cheese off of the resin. I always recommend serving food items on the resin that don’t require utensils, other than rubber or silicone ended tongs.

•To clean the resin, wash with a soft sponge and non-abrasive dish soap. I use blue Dawn dish soap. The wood portion of the charcuterie board can be washed the same way, however, to keep the wood looking nice, you can use a wood oil (food safe, of course!) to polish it. I’ve listed my favorite food safe products below. Be careful which oils you choose to shine your wood with as some cooking oils go rancid.

•Dry with a paper towel (make sure it’s non-abrasive) or soft cloth. To shine the resin, use a microfiber cloth to buff to a beautiful shine.

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Walrus Oil

Clark’s Wood Oil and Wax

Clark’s Wood Soap, Oil, and Wax System

The wood products I create have a wide variety of uses; some require being food safe (such as charcuterie boards or cheese knives) and others don’t require food safety.

Food Safe Care Instructions:

Wash wood items using a sponge and dish soap. I use blue Dawn dish soap. The wood may look dried out and “drab” after washing. To keep the wood looking nice and prevent splitting, you should polish and/or wax your board. You can use a wood oil (food safe, of course!) and/or wax to polish it and keep it looking vibrant and prevent splitting for years to come. I’ve listed my favorite food safe products below. Be careful which oils you choose to shine your wood with as some cooking oils go rancid.

Please note that the links below are affiliate links and I earn a small commission if you purchase these items through my links.

Walrus Oil

Clark’s Wood Oil and Wax

Clark’s Wood Soap, Oil, and Wax System

All Other Wood Items:

Items such as pens, bottle openers, wine stoppers, etc., do not require food safe finishes.

•Pens: Most pens are finished with a resin based finish in order to preserve the wood and protect it from oils in your fingers from repeated use. Use a microfiber cloth to shine these finishes. Other pens are use high friction polish to preserve the wood. You can also use microfiber cloths to shine those. I do not recommend running pens under water. If more than polishing is required to clean, you may use rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth.

•Wine Stoppers: clean and polish with a microfiber cloth.

•Propagation Vases: The inside of the propagation vases are sealed to prevent water penetration into the wood. While it is ok for water to reside in that part of the vase, it is not recommended that water come in contact with the remainder of the vase. Vases come in multiple finishes. Some are wax based, some are sealed with resin, and other use a friction polish.

•Bottle Openers: Use a microfiber cloth to shine. I do not recommend running pens under water. If more than polishing is required to clean, you may use rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth.

To clean resin items, use a soft sponge and water. Use a soft paper towel to dry to avoid water spots. If water spots do occur, use a microfiber cloth to buff out. It is important that any resin item is not exposed to abrasives as it will scratch the resin. While the resin I use is scratch resistant, it is not impervious to scratches, especially with abrasive agents such as barkeeper’s friend, borax powder, etc.

Resin can be somewhat temperamental. When resin is warm, it is flexible. When room temperature or cold, it is not flexible. If you were to bend a resin item in its warm state, it will go back to its cured shape when it is at room temperature. For example, if you were to run a resin coaster under hot water or leave it outdoors when it’s hot outside, you could bend it, however if you run it under cold water, it will return to it’s cured state.

•Tumblers: Do not put your tumblers in the dishwasher.

If you have a resin item that does not come into contact with food that requires polishing, you may use a microfiber cloth, however if additional polishing is required, I recommend Wizard’s Shine Master Polish. Follow the instructions on the bottle. I’ve included a link below.

Please note that the link below is an affiliate link and I earn a small commission if you purchase the item through my link.

Wizard’s Shine Master Polish