Black Cutting Board – Small

$200.00

In stock

Description

The wood items in Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co.’s Blackline Collection utilize a natural reactive process to give them their distinctive dark finish. No pigments are used to create this black color. This unique technique makes use of the tannic acid inherent in white oak to develop a deep, durable, food-safe dye; the source of which comes from within the wood itself.

As with most natural processes, some variation in color is to be expected. Natural dyes will “wear” over time developing a rich patina that is special to the object and how it is being used.

The finish is surprisingly resilient and to some extent “self-healing’. Leaving food to sit on wooden kitchenware for extended periods of time is inadvisable in general. It should be noted that citrus foods and tart berries may affect the natural finish if left to sit on boards or bowls for extended periods of time.

Sizing includes handle.

Caring for your Blackline Kitchenware
Blackline kitchenwares came be used as you would use other wood items in the kitchen. Wash all blackline kitchenware with soap and water before initial use and after each use. (Some color may bleed initially.)

The finish is surprisingly resilient and to some extent “self-healing”. Leaving food sit on wood kitchenware for extended periods of time is inadvisable in general. It should be noted that highly acidic foods, such as lemons, limes, or berries, such as strawberries or raspberries of left to sit on blackline ware will affect the natural dye. If wood is dry or finish appears dull, maintain with regular applications of blackcreek mercantile & trading co.’s cutting board oil. Keep away from open flame and excessive heat.

Cleaning: There are a few things to keep in mind when caring for your wood cutting boards and wooden kitchen implements. The first key to maintaining wood kitchen items is cleanliness. Use hot water and soap in the sink. It is that simple. Never use chemicals such as bleach or ammonia on your wooden kitchenware.

Oiling: Oil is essential in maintaining your wood cutting boards and wood kitchen implements. Oiling helps keep wood boards and other wood items from drying out and cracking, and over time constant oiling will give these items a healthy sheen and workable protective coating. The coating allows the wood to be washed with soap on a regular basis. Think of oiling as a protective moisturizing step for your wood. BCM&T recommends applying a liberal amount of cutting board oil to dry wood with either a brush or clean cloth. Allow the oil to absorb into the wood (typically overnight). Wipe off any excess oil with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel. Clean up with soap and water. After approximately three applications of cutting board oil, you should notice that your board will become much more resilient to normal use, and require less frequent oiling.