Frequently Asked Questions

This board is too pretty to cut on! I could never actually use it...
Thanks, we love hearing this complement! We make these boards fully expecting you to actually use them! The “colors” are the natural colors of the different woods that we use; they will always be there. We suggest that you only cut on one side of the board. That way you will always have one nice side of the board to use for appetizers, as a serving tray, or simply to display in your kitchen. No one will ever know that you have actually been using this board to slice things on!
How do you clean this cutting board?
A good washing with hot soapy water will do the trick. After washing, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Which is safer for working with food, plastic or wood? I am very nervous about getting food poisoning.
This is a topic that has been debated for years... The simple solution to this concern is to wash any cooking utensils with hot soapy water. If you are still concerned you can read why wood is the safer product for food handling... Wikipedia has a good section on this topic at
How do you get all of the colors on your boards? Are they painted?
Absolutely not. We do not use any stains or dyes; the various colors in our boards are the natural color of the different woods we use.