Epicurean Cutting Boards
What can I do if my Epicurean cutting surface warps?
We recommend that cutting surfaces should be stored on edge instead of flat when not in use. If the cutting surface is stored flat, moisture (usually residual water left from washing in the sink or dishwasher) becomes trapped underneath and as the moisture tries to escape, it causes the board to warp. Even the smallest amount of moisture can cause the board to warp.
Normally this can this can be corrected by “counter warping”. You would wash your surface, leave a bit of moisture on the board and lay it on the opposite side for a day or so which will level out the warp. With the Gripper boards you should remove the Grippers when you do this so the cutting surface is laying as flat as possible.
Will my Epicurean cutting surface stain?
Epicurean cutting surfaces are stain resistant, they are not stain proof. Such things as oily foods, acidic foods, and highly pigmented foods can stain the board.
Easy Care Tips:
To clean your Epicurean cutting board, wash it with hot soapy water or simply run it through your dishwasher.
Most Epicurean cutting surfaces are a wood product (except Eco Plastic items). As with any wood product, it can warp if left in wet or damp conditions for long periods of time. To avoid warping, thoroughly dry your surface upright and on edge before storing.
Epicurean cutting surfaces are stain resistant, but, as with most materials, there is a possibility of staining when left in contact with highly alkaline products or foods for prolonged times. A few examples are liver, papayas, and red beets. To remove stubborn stains, try a non-abrasive household cleaner.