Care advice

Care advice for cutting boards, benches and bottles.

Research on Wood and Food

Wood in combination with food works great.
Wood is an excellent material for cutting boards. It is a myth that plastic, metal or glass would be better from a cleanliness point of view as cutting boards than wood. Wood is naturally bactericidal if the surface is not coated with oil or varnish. Oak with its tannic acid is best in class, basically all bacteria are dead within 1 hour.

Research results show:
Träskärbrädor mer hygieniska än plast pressrelease från Svenskt Trä 2002-11-19 (lättläst)
[Träskärbrädor mer hygieniska än plast (pdf)]
Journal of Food Protection, Vol. 57, No.1, Pages 16-22 (January 1994)
[Cutting Boards of Plastic and Wood Contaminated Experimentally with Bacteria (pdf)]
Holzforschung, Vol. 59, pp. 72–81, 2005
[Survival of bacteria on wood and plastic particles: Dependence on wood species and environmental conditions (pdf)]