To care for your board, hand wash with a mild detergent and warm water. Towel dry and initially store in a drying rack so that both sides can dry evenly. A Scotch Brite™pad or fine sandpaper will smooth any roughness that develops. Kiln dried wood is highly susceptible to water and dampness. Never allow one edge or side to be left on a wet surface. Occasionally turn your hanging board to expose both sides to air. Do not store your board near a stove or other source of heat. Wiping occasionally with mineral oil or Edward’s Cutting Board Oil renews the finish and protects the wood. Let the oil soak in for several hours or overnight and wipe off the excess. To avoid staining, do not leave non stainless metal objects on a wet board. Oil frequently and never put in a dishwasher.