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Hi.

1. I use my cutting board every eve for dinner, and wash it after each use. Hot, soapy water. I am finding that I need to mineral oil it every three days. Is this normal?

2. I heard somewhere that you can buy a blacklight (?) to see if there is any bacteria on the board. Will any one do, or is there a specific kind to get?

Thanks in advance.
 

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i would hot soapy water only after cutting proteins. if only cutting veg or fruit, a quick rinse should be enough. every 3 days is what your board needs, seems ok. maybe the next time you use oil, use a lot, allow to stand for 1/2 hour or so. add another coat and let stand. do this until there are no patches where oil soaks in. other alternative would be a mineral oil/beeswax paste which should stand up to washing better.
i would not waste money on a blacklight. in tests, wood prevented bacteria from multiplying and gradually killed any that were missed by washing.
 
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