What is acacia wood, and why is it used?
The acacia tree is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world, particularly Australia and Africa. This sustainable, durable wood is known for its distinctive grain patterns. This environmentally-friendly wood is sourced from sustainable acacia trees in Thailand. Acacia is a genuine hardwood rich with natural oils that give it natural water resistance. Perfect for the kitchen!
Its hardness and stunning appearance help create high-quality, long-lasting home accessories.
Aren’t plastic boards safer than wood cutting boards?
For the longest time, most cutting boards were actually made of wood. Eventually, plastic cutting boards were introduced with the promise of easier cleaning and sanitizing. But food safety research in the 1980s found that although plastic cutting boards were easier to sanitize, bacteria was also able to hide much easier. Cutting into plastic begins to create lots of grooves where bacteria can hide and continue to grow.
By using solid wood, you won’t find as many deep scratches on the surface. Fewer bacteria means safer to use!
How do I clean my acacia wood tableware?
- Hand wash in warm soapy water immediately after use. Rinse with warm running water. Then dry with a soft cloth or dish rack to air-dry.
- To enhance the natural beauty of the wood, condition periodically with mineral oil.
- Store your tableware in a cool, dry location when it’s not in use.
- Do not leave soaking in water or exposed to heat.
- Not for use in the microwave or dishwasher.
How often should I apply mineral oil on my acacia wood cutting board or other serveware?
You want to preserve this precious wood as best as possible to keep your cutting board in great shape. We suggest applying mineral oil to your wood tableware after every cleaning.
Preserving acacia wood with mineral oil is simple!
- Clean the wood and allow it to completely dry.
- Apply the oil using a clean, soft cloth or paper towel. Apply the oil in an even layer over the wood.
- Let the oil soak in, overnight if possible, or for at least a few hours.