I got this as an engagement gift from a relative who works at the store that sells it. It does have a tiny bit of damage but is a huge step up from my bamboo cutting boards.
I have not used it yet, but I have cleaned it with some damp paper towel. Upon that I noticed it's really rough...
Should I sand it? If so what grade? Would you do it by hand or use a small hand sander?
Should I then use mineral oil and wax? It reversible so just wondering on a method and best practices? I have read some people almost soak it in oil and then apply a wax.
Also what brand of oil and wax do you trust/ use?
I found the below on the products website.
Board should be seasoned with a food-grade mineral oil before first use.
To season the board properly, warm the mineral oil slightly and apply it in the direction of the wood grain using a clean, dry cloth. Allow the oil to soak in and repeat with another application. Allow the board to dry and wipe off any excess oil.
Hand-wash with hot, soapy water. Dry thoroughly.
Do not soak or submerge board in water.
Occasionally rub with a food-safe mineral oil to keep wood from drying out.
To sanitize, wash the board with a solution of one part vinegar to five parts water.
Remove odors by rubbing the board with kosher or table salt and half a lemon. Let sit for 2 to 3 minutes then wipe clean with a damp cloth. Remove excess moisture with a clean paper towel and stand the board on end to air dry.
Store in a dry area away from extreme temperatures.