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Butcher Block Oil

A deep-penetrating finish that meets all FDA requirements for surfaces that contact food.
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Safe for butcher blocks, cutting boards, wood utensils, salad bowls and other wood surfaces. A completely natural oil that meets all FDA requirements for surfaces that contact food. Deeply penetrates and protects wood. Easy to apply- just wipe or brush on liberally, let penetrate for 5 minutes and wipe off excess. Available in pints.
(1) Butcher Block Oil, Pint
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Brand General Finishes
Manufacturer Part Number BUTCHER BLOCK OIL -P
Weight 1.0200
Size Pint
Use Interior
4.7 / 5.0
46 Reviews
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Oil of Champions
The butcher block oil gave my food prep board a dazzling look. It exceeded my expectations.
May 18, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
My go to board protecting and sealing oil
This is my favorite butcher block oil and I’ve been using it for many years... for cutting boards and any item I make for the kitchen
January 27, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Cutting Board Finish
I make a cutting board for my daughter-in-law to cut up vegetables for my new grandson. A fellow woodworker suggested the butcher block oil, and it did not disappoint!
Brazilian Hard wood inlay
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January 15, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Butcher block oil
I always have good results with General Finishs products.
January 5, 2020
5 months ago
Easy to use and a nice finish
Butcher block oil worked perfectly for these end grain cutting boards. I used three coats of oil
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December 17, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This oil is very impressive in its ability to soak in and preserve the wood! It really highlights the woods beauty!
December 10, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Results were good. Also followed suggested use on wooden kitchen tools-cutting boards and utensils with nice results. Recommend purchase and get large size.
November 5, 2019
7 months ago
Butcher Block Oil
Worked very well - cutting board was new, and applied daily for about a week. After first time use I will need to resand and reapply more oil per mfr.
August 30, 2019
9 months ago
Perfect for any cutting board
Perfect choice
June 25, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
I made a butcher's block island table and purchased the butcher's block oil and was very impressed.It went on well and soaked in pretty good leaving a nice protective cover
Price was right with I could get it by the gallon.
June 2, 2019
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Recommended by a friend
teresa m on May 25, 2020
Review based... gonna use it on my kitchen wood utensils!
Kayttie M on May 8, 2020
Recommended by a friend
teresa m on May 25, 2020
Have used before
Sandie H on May 13, 2020
Review based... gonna use it on my kitchen wood utensils!
Kayttie M on May 8, 2020
To complete a restoration project
Daniel Z on Feb 3, 2020
Mobile Island top
Lanier D on Jan 3, 2020
have used before with good results will work on new project
Donald S on Nov 22, 2019
Great product
Dan L on Jun 19, 2019
For possible new projects
Mark G on Dec 5, 2018
Needed for this project.
George D on Nov 10, 2018
need for project soon and this is the best scoure
Donald S on Aug 31, 2018
Very good product.
Tonya P on Aug 8, 2018
per plan
James E M on Mar 12, 2018
I chose this because it says it is good for cutting boards and the price was reasonable.
Mark A. on Jan 7, 2018
To treat wood hand carved wood spoons
MELVINDAVIS on Dec 3, 2017
I need it for my project
Jim W on Nov 13, 2017
ED B on Nov 10, 2017
Food safe, good drying time, better price, seals wood well.
Tolson M on Sep 13, 2017
this is an excellent product have tried several others always come back to this.
Rodney H on Aug 4, 2017
Making Cutting boards
Jennifer B on Jul 21, 2017
For the Bread Board
Daniel G on Jul 5, 2017
works well with my projects
walter b on Mar 29, 2017
Had it before. It's excellent!
Martin s on Mar 27, 2017
It was FDA approved for our tired old cutting board.
Robert S on Mar 20, 2017
Needed a food safe finish for a kitchen island with butcher block top.
Tim S on Feb 28, 2017
Referred by a good friend who swears by it.
Mitchel S on Feb 10, 2017
Refinishing an old butcher block.
Kathy M on Feb 7, 2017
Because I respect the fine quality of Rockler.
Madeline R H on Jan 27, 2017
james z on Jan 20, 2017
to finish a cutting board
Kim M on Dec 27, 2016
recommended by staff at Rocklers phone call
MICHAEL S on Dec 23, 2016
needed it
will s on Nov 30, 2016
making a cutting board
Carole W on Nov 28, 2016
Planning to make a cutting board
Kenneth G on Nov 24, 2016
I have been using this oil for years on the cutting boards I make. It works very well
David F on Nov 21, 2016
oiling a cutting board
Dave S on Oct 20, 2016
I used it on a cheese cutting board I made
Bill L on Sep 28, 2016
We use it a lot
Marv on Aug 26, 2016
Well, I built a butcher block. So, you know........
Kevin A on Jun 15, 2016
Great stuff for cutting boards
William L on May 2, 2016
In the process of putting a butcher block counter in our kitchen, needed the oil for it.
gary z on Mar 13, 2016
good stuff
Ralph B on Mar 12, 2016
for a butcher block
Bruce M on Mar 1, 2016
to preserve my cutting board
william m on Feb 24, 2016
it is a safe product to use on the peanut dispensers i make. i have been using it for over 20 yrs.
David K on Feb 21, 2016
Same as above!!!!!
Bruce F on Feb 19, 2016
I bought an untreated cutting board that requires butcher block oil or mineral oil
janet b on Jan 20, 2016
I made me a dinning room table and a butcherblock cutting board. A needed the best coating I could find for these items.
Donald M on Dec 27, 2015
Have used it before-works great!
Bob K on Dec 16, 2015
For cutting boards that I am making.
William S on Dec 10, 2015
tell you after I use them
Ed L on Dec 5, 2015
Have used before
Sandie H on May 13, 2020
To complete a restoration project
Daniel Z on Feb 3, 2020
Most oils harbor bacteria so does this oil protect from ecoli and Salmonella cross contamination in any way at all or am I better off using vegetable oil?
Deriek on Nov 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Good question, but I would suggest contacting the manufacturer. However, based on a short web search on the topic (preserve & maintenance), I found cautions regarding using certain oils that can become rancid, washing the surface properly after use and also having separate cutting boards for vegies and meats.
What are the ingredients in butcher block oil
Sandy C on Mar 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It contains food-grade mineral oil. It has less viscosity (meaning it is thinner, more water-like) than regular mineral oil you buy at a pharmacy or drug store. This allows it to soak into the wood better than the thicker, regular oil. Being food-grade makes it non-toxic. NEVER use a vegetable oil product to seal a butcher block or cutting oil. That can go rancid which will ruin the block or board. Then it only becomes an expensive piece of fire wood.
I am building a table out of 2" thick cherry. Is this a good finish, or would the butcher block conditioner be better? I'm going for a natural look, but want some protection from water marks.
Dan T on Jan 6, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: I have just recently used the conditioner and have not used the oil so I cannot make a comparison. The conditioner was applied and wiped off two times. It left a brilliant finish but slightly slick. I have not used the cutting boards yet so I cant tell how the finish works but it looks beautiful and rich.
I have a 5' by 8' maple baker's table that needs a USDA/FDA/NSF approved food safe finish. What specifically is in this product? What is it's history on surfaces that need cleaning and sanitizing on a regular basis?
michaelj44 on Feb 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This product is made up of 100% pure mineral oil and is safe for food handling equipment. It's best if the equipment in question is kept in shape. . .that is, not allowed to dry out too much. It's kind of thin, so if your project is a large surface you may want to get a couple of bottles.
can I stain the finish before applying the oil?
A shopper on Apr 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's never a good idea to apply stain to any food related wood items. Oils do not seal wood like a synthetic finish does. after reading the previous printed answer, I cannot agree with the responder's opinion that oil can "...kill the stain." If the stain is cured, the oil will only enhance what's under it, be it stain, dye or raw wood. The secret is: the right oil for that particular job and never stain anything that touches food. Buy exotic woods and the oil will bring out there beauty and donate your stain to the local middle school. I think you'll find dyes to be a whole lot more fun to use than stains...and the results can't even be compared!
I recently purchased an Acacia Wood and Marble Cheese board with matching Cheese knives that have Acacia Wood Handles. The Care instructions for the knives say: "Oil as needed". Should I use this Oil or would I be better off with the Salad Bowl Finish? There were no Care Instructions for the Cheese board Which is the best product for the Cheese Board?
Richard H on Aug 5, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: I use the Salad Bowl Finish because I make kids puzzles and it's not toxic if they put it in their mouths
does this work on bamboo cutting boards?
Dorothy B on Jul 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, works really well. I let them sit a few minutes before wiping off.
Can you use this oil on wood with metal? like a metal banded salad bowl.
Peter B on Feb 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: i have its mineral so no problem
what is the viscosity, including units?
moondust on Feb 21, 2019