What’s the Best Way to Maintain My Wood Cutting Board?

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Q: I received a beautiful butcher block for Christmas. I’ve been taking care of it, following the directions to the letter — oiling it frequently, never soaking it, using a small amount of water or just a damp dishcloth to wash it — and yet, in only a few weeks, there are already cracks in it.

Over the past week, it was extremely cold and dry, and it warped and started curving a bit. Other than hoping it’ll sort of fix itself as the dry weather improves, how can I maintain the cutting board?

Sent by Barbara

Editor: First, what a great gift! Below are some helpful tips for cleaning and maintaining wood cutting boards.

Readers, do you have any advice for Barbara?