A Guide to Cleaning Household Surfaces
Use: A few drops of mild detergent, like dishwashing liquid, and warm water. (If coated with urethane or polyurethane, follow care instructions for Hardwood Cabinets).
Tools: A cloth or sponge.
Tips: After cleaning, rinse with plain water and pat dry. Water left on the surface will stain. Replace boards that have cracks, as bacteria can grow there. Sanitize with a slice of lemon, not bleach, which is unsafe around food.
Tough stains: Unlike most surfaces, butcher blocks can be professionally sanded.