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Kaneshige Hinoki Cutting Board with Rosewood Foot


*Please note these are considered oversized products for shipping purposes.

Brand: Kaneshige 堺金重 
Material: Hinoki (Japanese Cypress) with Rosewood Foot

These lightweight cutting boards are great for tight kitchens, and easier on your blades' edges than bamboo or hardwood (side grain) cutting boards.  We also have gotten positive feedback from folks taking these to camping trips! The foot rotates when you need to store these upright, making it easy to dry evenly. 

Do oil these regularly (we recommend these), and no dishwashers, please! 

Some tips we would like to share with you about the cutting boards:

1. Damp the surface with a bit of water before use to close the pores of the wood. This will help prevent odors like garlic or onions from sticking to the board.

2. Do not use serrated knives such as bread knives on these soft boards. Serrated edges will easily gouge the surface. These soft boards are wonderful and gentle against your other kitchen knives and will prolong edge life compared to harder cutting surfaces.

3. Use a rubber mat underneath the board to anchor it to a countertop or kitchen surface to keep it in place. Avoid using a damp towel to anchor the board. Since hinoki is a porous wood, it will absorb the water from the damp towel if kept underneath for a long period of time and cause it to warp.

4. If the board does warp, you can flatten it at home if you have a steam iron. Simply steam the concaved surface up with a large damp towel big enough to cover the entire board on a flat surface. Steam on high heat using gentle pressure. Once the board is flat against your surface, remove the towel and let the board dry upright against the wall or upright in a dish rack.

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