I think maybe you're just putting too much on? I usually dribble drops
down the length of the wood in question and then vigorously rub it
around with a clean cloth until all the surface is noticeably moist
looking, but not slick. It remains "oily" for a few hours, but usually
it's quite useable after that.
On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 16:00:59 +0000, Ben Gold wrote:
I re-oiled my Williams-Sonoma cutting board just last week. Set it on a
couple paper towels. Pour on mineral oil. Spread it around with fingers.
It's a deep puddle at this stage. Wait a few hours. Do it again. My board
has, with this second application, consumed a pint bottle of mineral
oil. (Less a few ccs that I used for this and that around the shop in the
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Walnut oil is a drying oil - ii hasn't gone rancid on me. I've had very good
results using it on chopping blocks - end grain. Works somewhat less well on
long grain - although others have used it by dipping parts in heated walnut oil
Allergies could be a concern - probably less after the oil has dried.
It is a curing oil - does not become rancid in open air.
They're not allergic to walnut oil - one in 100,000 is allergic to some
degree to nut proteins.
On the other hand, bacteria and oil-soluble foodstuffs of all sorts find
comfort and shelter from detergents in an oil which does not cure. Not to
mention dirt and dust collection.
I have used mineral oil on cutting boards and it gives a very nice finish.
However, you will have to renew a couple of times a year if the board gets
used much.. Good part is the stuff is cheap and you can keep it in the
kitchen for finish renewals.
Mineral oil is not a finish. It will only penetrate and never harden. I
does nothing for the wood in terms of a cutting board. It will make wooden
kitchen items look good for a while, like until the first time it is used,
and it is completely harmless to humans. It is a nice touch to pretty up a
gift, and will last at least until the party is over. There is not real
trick to using it, although warming the oil and/or the wood will help it
penetrate. I like to put it on cutting boards and bowls. Rubbing beeswax
over the top will prolong the look a bit.
For a nice drying oil, try this stuff:
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