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How To Properly Oil Your Wooden Utensils and Cutting Boards (Video)

Luci Weston in Kitchen demonstrating how to take care of your wooden utensils (video still)If you have a kitchen, you have wooden utensils somewhere in your utensil drawer... From spoons, gadgets, knife handles, to cutting boards and egg cups, those wooden items need a little extra TLC to stay in tip-top shape. If you are like me, and often put wood into the dishwasher - I know it isn't recommended but I think it cleans them best - then oiling them can preserve the useful lifespan of your favorite cooking utensils. In this One By One video, I demonstrate how easy it is to do this bi-annual task.

Check it out, and be sure to listen for the tip about the type of oil you should use for this DIY project. Please see the ad (below) for the brand I use for this simple project, or check it out at Lamson Treespirit Mineral Oil. You'll hear me say in the video that I bought it at Williams-Sonoma, but they no longer sell it. While I am an Amazon affiliate, I am recommending this one because I've successfully used this brand for a long time and like it very much for this home-care task. SAFETY NOTE: Do NOT use regular cooking oils, e.g. olive, canola, sesame, vegetable, etc., as they can become rancid inside the porous wood.

While oiling your wooden kitchen items might seem like an extra upkeep job, it really is a fast and simple process; just follow my demonstration. With a little elbow grease, the proper oil, and some paper towels, oiling the wood will help prevent your kitchen tools and cutting boards from drying out, which leads to cracking and splitting. Think about your favorite pasta spoon hard at work stirring the pasta in the hot boiling water, she needs a little moisturizing now and then!
Hope this how-to video helps you keep your favorite cooking helpers handy and saves you some money from buying new ones! If you like this video, check out the other 20+ One By One videos on the Here We Are site, or at my YouTube channel - and please subscribe. Thank you!

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Luci Weston

@Michelle F. @BrsinNJ: So glad to hear this idea helped. It's very simple and saves you money in the long run.

Michelle F.

Thank you for once again enlightening me! I love these videos!


Thank you so much, Luci. I never knew how to properly preserve my wood utensil until you taught me how on your video.

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