Rich in color
Easy to clean
The grain of olive wood boards can vary greatly and is often naturally decorated. The grain is formed by the growth of the olive trees and the natural conditions in which they have grown. As a result, the grain can be very irregular and distinctive. Each piece is therefore unique.
Olive wood has a characteristic and pleasant scent, which many people describe as slightly sweet or spicy with a hint of olive oil scent. The naturally high oil content in the wood prevents odors from settling in the wood.
To prolong the life of your olive wood board, it is important to take care of it regularly. The first thing to do is to wash the board by hand and dry it thoroughly. Avoid soaking the board in water for long periods as this can damage the wood. To prevent the board from drying out and cracking, you should treat it regularly with oil. Use olive oil, sunflower oil, or mineral oil. Apply a thin layer of oil to the entire surface of the board and wipe off any excess oil with a cloth.
Olive wood boards are not designed to be used in the dishwasher. The wood can be damaged by the hot steam and strong detergents.
Olive wood boards have several advantages over plastic ones. First, they are made from a natural raw material that is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. However, plastic is a synthetic material that is not biodegradable and takes many centuries to decompose. Secondly, olive wood boards have natural antibacterial properties that can help reduce the spread of bacteria and germs on the surface. Plastic boards, on the other hand, can be easily scratched, which can lead to a buildup of bacteria that can be difficult to remove. Third, olive wood boards are sturdy and resistant to wear and water. They are more durable than plastic boards and can last for years without breaking or deforming.
Finally, olive wood boards have a natural and rustic aesthetic that makes them an attractive and stylish element in any kitchen. Plastic boards, on the other hand, often have an artificial and cheap look.
Olive wood is considered an environmentally friendly material because it is a renewable resource and the production of olive wood products has a lower environmental impact compared to other types of wood. Olive wood products are also biodegradable and can be easily disposed of at the end of their life.