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    Cutting Board Finish

    I have a laminated cutting board that I use cut my game.
    The surface is getting rough and hard to clean.
    For the sake of sanitation , I want to sand it smooth and apply some sort of sealer that is food safe.
    I was thinking mineral oil would work.
    Any thought or ideas on this?....dale

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    Consumer Reports did an article on cutting boards many years ago. One tidbit I recall is they preferred wood over plastic because the sap in wood has an antiseptic effect. Plastic, on the other hand, gets shallow cuts that collect food and grow bacteria.

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    Corn oil. They used to use it exclusively until the recent "IT GOES RANCID" nonsense. If you clean your cutting board regularly it wont go rancid.
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    I use Ironwood Butcher Block Oil, https://www.bhg.com/shop/ironwood-go...07fd6a2a4.html

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    I have some pure Tung oil for stock refinishing. It is food grade and recommended for cutting boards. If I had a cutting board, I'd use the Tung oil for the finish.

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    Mineral oil has worked for me for years.
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    I use mineral oil. Slather it on...let it sit at a minimum of 2 hours...if it soaks in...slather on some more....after 2 hours where its still slick looking...wipe off the excess and put it to use.

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    Mineral oil is fine, I use walnut cuttingboard finish, which is walnut oil.

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    I have used mineral oil, peanut oil, canola oil and a butcher block oil sold by wood crafters. I rub the block down with oils after I wash it since these oils may be removed rom the surface by soap and water

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    Tung oil is child safe and non toxic, we use it to finish baby furniture with .
    Mineral oil of course is non toxic also but doesn't develop much of a surface film .
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    Wife just returned from Alaska and brought home a Ulu and wooden cutting bowl. Mineral oil is what the manufacture, recommended.

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    Thanks folks for your comments.
    I have mineral oil so I`m going to use it...dale

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