Food-Safe Wooden Surfaces
What broke: Any wooden item that comes into indirect contact with food, such as a handle that has snapped off a meat mallet. (No glue is safe to use on surfaces that touch food directly.)
The fix: Nontoxic, odorless, and water-resistant, Titebond II Premium Wood Glue is FDA-approved for indirect contact with food.
How to use it: Apply glue to one surface only, and let stand for a few minutes before joining the pieces. Use several strong rubber bands to clamp the glued joint, then let it sit for 20 to 90 minutes.
- Although this glue is effective for many ordinary wood repairs, it's not good for large, load-bearing projects.
- Since glue is water based, the wood could absorb water and swell up.
Cleanup: Remove excess glue from skin with soap and water. For objects, use a clean, damp cloth if the glue is wet. Carefully scrape off dried glue with a putty knife.