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It is raining. Time for indoor activities! For this BB I selected 6 pieces, but I have many more to attack. Love kitchen woods!
After a few hours of soaking, I gave the spoon on the right a second layer of oil. I always keep adding oil until there are no more dry spots after the oil treatment.

I used grapeseed oil for oiling these kitchen woods. Why grapeseed oil?

Left and right, I've read that grapeseed oil should be avoided for kitchen woods because it won't harden, will start to smell bad and give a sticky surface.
On the other hand, I've also read that grapeseed oil is just fine to use and even recommended.
This info lead me to try it out for myself. About 5 years ago I started using grapeseed oil for my kitchen woods, and this is my personal conclusion:

It's very thin and soaks into the wood easily.
It doesn't smell, not in the beginning, not after years of applying it.
None of my kitchen woods have gone sticky.

It might be that the way I care for my utensils aids in the success of using grapeseed oil.

How I treat my kitchen woods:
- I NEVER use ANY kind of soap to clean.
- I rinse with warm water (if available, otherwise I just rinse with cold water) immediatly after use (when food's ready).
- While cooking, I NEVER let them soak in any kind of liquid: not in the soup tureen, not in the sauce pan, not in the jam pot...
- Twice a year I thoroughly clean my kitchen woods (with hot water, salt, lemon) and oil them again.

So for me, grapeseed oil works great for kitchen woods!

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Oiled some spoons and knives which had never been oiled before in their lives.
Used extra virgin olive oil, which was mentioned in one of the videos as being a good oil to use.
(I have extra bottles on hand that will be expiring soon, so wanted to use what I already had.)
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Yesterday we pulled an old knife set out of an old storage unit. They hadn't been oiled in a very long time, so I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to complete this BB!
I started out with just oiling the knives, but ended out doing the block too for good measure.
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*Before*
*Before*
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first knife!
first knife!
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Action shot.
Action shot.
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4 down 9 to go!
4 down 9 to go!
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The final knife.
The final knife.
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Oiling the block as well.
Oiling the block as well.
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Done!!!
Done!!!
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I found more wooden kitchen things to oil afterwards.
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I used coconut oil for this because we have freinds over with nut allergies often and keeping up with witch spoon is safe isn't something I want to be playing with.
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Oil and first two utensils.
Oil and first two utensils.
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Other four utensils.
Other four utensils.
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Me oiling.
Me oiling.
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Oiled utensils.
Oiled utensils.
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