Asked on Oct 11, 2019

How do I clean a butcher block?

Holly Bertone | Pink FortitudeAlexis @ Chemistry CachetPeggy Burnette


How do I clean butcher block

4 answers
  • Sara
    on Oct 11, 2019

    Hi Patricia, Did you know that WD-40 is an awesome cleaner? Spray on, let set a few, and wipe down really good. Won't take the finish / sealer off the wood. I used WD-40 on a set of kitchen cabinets that had NEVER been cleaned. Took 3 - 4 hours, some elbow grease, but oh my goodness,!! underneath all that buildup, was handmade kitchen cabinets, made in black walnut, Handmade.!! It became a focal point in the home. Well worth the effort..give it a try. May take several tries, but it will be worth the effort.

  • Peggy Burnette
    on Oct 11, 2019

    Hi Patricia, here is a video I hope will be helpful in cleaning your butcher block.



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  • Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet
    on Oct 11, 2019

    For a butcher block, you don't want to add anything to it that is unsafe for food. So, the safestest and easiest thing is hot water, a small amount of dish soap, and vinegar. Spray a thin amount of vinegar all over surface, then come through and scrub with the hot soapy water. Wipe off with a dry towel.

  • Hi Patricia - This is a tutorial for how to clean and care for a cutting block, but the principles are the same. Hope this helps with some inspiration! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

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