How to Clean a Butcher Block Countertop
Wood has antimicrobial properties of it’s own. It works to slowly kill bacteria while other surfaces like stone or plastic allow bacteria to multiply. In this way, butcher blocks are self-cleaning.
If you do choose to give your countertop an extra cleaning, make sure to re-oil and condition your butcher block fully once it has dried. This is very important, as proper conditioning will have a great impact on the life of your block.
A spray bottle with vinegar works well should you choose to give your block an additional cleaning. Spray the vinegar and wipe dry with a lint free rag. As above, make sure to re-oil and condition your butcher block.
Option 1: Spread Coarse salt on the stain and scrub it in with either vinegar or lemon juice. Let Sit. Remove salt with a damp sponge. Let dry. Re-oil and condition.
Option 2: Baking Soda: Work Baking Soda into the stained area with your hand or a dry rag. Let sit for a couple minutes. Remove with a damp sponge. Let dry. Re-oil and condition.
Option 3: Our butcher blocks are solid all the way through. They can be sanded at any time to remove stains, knife marks, etc. Wipe away sanding dust, re-oil and condition to make your block look like new.