What are the benefits of oiling and waxing wood?

Brandon Bespoke oils and waxes soak into the wood, protecting and conditioning them and bringing out the natural colour and grain of the wood, and extending the life of the product.

Can I immerse a treated chopping board in water?

Of course! The only way to get your chopping boards clean and free of bacteria is to quickly dip them into warm, soapy water, scrub with a washing up brush or pad, rinse and immediately wipe dry. However, we do not recommend leaving them immersed to soak as the water will penetrate the wood and cause it to bow or split.

What is grain lift?

Grain lift is as a result of surface expansion of small grain particles when subjected to wood treatment or water. It is usually quite rare when coating hardwoods, more common in soft woods. However it is very easy to correct: simply sand down the offending area and reapply the treatment.

Can I use olive or vegetable oil to treat a chopping board?

We would not recommend this, as both have a limited shelf life and go rancid, which would make your chopping board rife with bacteria.