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Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 13, 2021 11:42PM
I'm looking at a couple of butter dishes that meet the sys reqs of Kerrygold and one has a wood tray or lid, depending on one's proclivity.



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There are various complaints about the bamboo try/lid swelling when washed and worse, one of condensation causing mildew.

That would be from storing it in the 'fridge, I assume.

I know the mind hive says to leave it out, but in warmer weather it will have to be stowed, and I'm still considering putting it in the 'fridge during the night.

Anyway, is there some food-grade oil that I can treat the tray with to resist any adverse behavior?

A bamboo shower brush (or I thought it was a shower brush) split apart, living in the shower.





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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: GGD
Date: April 14, 2021 12:03AM
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There are various complaints about the bamboo try/lid swelling

So you feel that rubbing your wood with oil might prevent it from swelling? My understanding is that it usually has the opposite effect. Maybe Newt will provide some additional comments.
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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: April 14, 2021 12:23AM
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Anyway, is there some food-grade oil that I can treat the tray with to resist any adverse behavior?

Food grade mineral oil. It is used for cutting boards and other wood objects used in food prep.
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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: April 14, 2021 12:30AM
Mineral oil, the kind that’s used for intestinal recurrence...
Or whatever Newt has to say.


By the way, I just added kerrygold to my shopping list, so I will keep this link you posted as a reference.

And the Hamilton sausages, haha...

Ps: salted or unsalted?



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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: April 14, 2021 12:53AM
jeez, talk about sending one right over the plate. batter up!



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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: April 14, 2021 12:59AM
No batter for me... i’m going to sleep now.
Maybe tomorrow.

With pancakes!!

So, salted or unsalted?... where’s a poll when you need it?



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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 14, 2021 06:46AM
where is Newt???
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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: April 14, 2021 06:55AM
She is probably trying to pare down choices!

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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: April 14, 2021 07:54AM
Food grade/USP Mineral Oil but don't buy the over-priced, over-hyped
stuff on bezosville, HD, etc.

$2/pint @ Wallys
It's higher @ Walgreens & CVS but they're still reasonable.





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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 14, 2021 08:00AM
.....so talkin' about you assaulting yourself and objectifying the world for your pleasure is somehow ok.....as long as it is for yourself......???


....and come on.....how many threads related to butter can you keep posting.......as it is you only has to STF to find a previous thread on butter that would have answered your original question.....



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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: rgG
Date: April 14, 2021 08:39AM
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graylocks
jeez, talk about sending one right over the plate. batter up!

I will not take a swing at this one, even though it is right down the middle of the strike zone. devil smiley

The suggestion for mineral oil is spot on, for your butter dish. grinning smiley





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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 14, 2021 08:59AM
Careful, you might get excited and the results could be... surprising.
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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: FormerlySaleenl
Date: April 14, 2021 09:28AM
We keep butter on the counter year-round and have had great luck with a butter bell. No need to put the butter in the fridge and no wood to treat. Periodically we run it through the dishwasher.

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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 14, 2021 10:09AM
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We keep butter on the counter year-round and have had great luck with a butter bell. No need to put the butter in the fridge and no wood to treat. Periodically we run it through the dishwasher.

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That's cool, never seen anything like it.
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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: April 14, 2021 10:31AM
That butter bell looks neat!
If this new butter sticks around, it will get serious consideration.

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This is what we’ve had for a while.
Love it, but I’m guessing t will not fit the KG.
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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: April 14, 2021 12:17PM
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mikebw
Careful, you might get excited and the results could be... surprising.

Just be sure the effects only last 4-6 hours, otherwise it could cause permanent injury.

But to get back the question, I was actually going to suggest lemon oil, which not only conditions wood well, but also smells great and has antibacterial/antifungal properties.




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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 14, 2021 01:55PM
I would use something ceramic or similar and not worry about the wood.
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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: April 14, 2021 02:02PM
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PeterB
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mikebw
Careful, you might get excited and the results could be... surprising.

Just be sure the effects only last 4-6 hours, otherwise it could cause permanent injury.

But to get back the question, I was actually going to suggest lemon oil, which not only conditions wood well, but also smells great and has antibacterial/antifungal properties.

Lemon oil is not a food safe finish. Use it on furniture and similar wood items for a shine, but not on wood utensils or containers in contact with food.
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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: April 14, 2021 02:21PM
Ignoring the double entendre, I just don't think wood is an appropriate material for butter storage.



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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: April 14, 2021 03:24PM
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JoeH
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PeterB
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mikebw
Careful, you might get excited and the results could be... surprising.

Just be sure the effects only last 4-6 hours, otherwise it could cause permanent injury.

But to get back the question, I was actually going to suggest lemon oil, which not only conditions wood well, but also smells great and has antibacterial/antifungal properties.

Lemon oil is not a food safe finish. Use it on furniture and similar wood items for a shine, but not on wood utensils or containers in contact with food.

Ehhh, I've used it on utensils without incident. (Except for that third eye growing in my forehead...)

It gets absorbed pretty readily into wood items and doesn't seem to leech into food in any appreciable amount... but then I'm using the essential oil, not stuff you buy off a hardware store shelf.

Edit: oh, and if I were really worried about it being food safe, I would use olive oil. Obviously that IS food safe, and in fact when I made a wood cutting board in shop class in high school, that's what we used to finish the final product. My mother still uses that cutting board to this day.




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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: April 14, 2021 04:10PM
Olive oil, unlike pure mineral oil. eventually goes rancid.
[www.healthline.com]

Just to reaffirm my earlier choice, $2 pint of USP mineral oil. Plenty of
tutorial vids on YT of how to use.



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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: April 14, 2021 04:26PM
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MrNoBody
Olive oil, unlike pure mineral oil. eventually goes rancid.
[www.healthline.com]

Just to reaffirm my earlier choice, $2 pint of USP mineral oil. Plenty of
tutorial vids on YT of how to use.

It goes rancid, but this isn't likely to do anything in terms of a wood cutting board or other wood items, as the oil gets absorbed into the wood. The cutting board I mentioned has been in use for approximately 40 years now...




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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: April 14, 2021 04:33PM
Essential oils, including lemon oil, are not food safe in general. They can contain other chemicals that are not good to be in contact with food. You can get away with some consumption through that contact, but not recommended usage for essential oils.

As MrNobody mentions, many of the oils have problems with going rancid eventually. Here are some basic food safe finishes for wood utensils and containers:

Food grade mineral oil
Tung oil
food grade beeswax
paraffin wax
raw linseed oil

There are others, in all cases a food safe or food grade type should be used.
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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: April 14, 2021 05:37PM
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JoeH
Essential oils, including lemon oil, are not food safe in general. They can contain other chemicals that are not good to be in contact with food. You can get away with some consumption through that contact, but not recommended usage for essential oils.

As MrNobody mentions, many of the oils have problems with going rancid eventually. Here are some basic food safe finishes for wood utensils and containers:

Food grade mineral oil
Tung oil
food grade beeswax
paraffin wax
raw linseed oil

There are others, in all cases a food safe or food grade type should be used.

With respect, some essential oils are indeed food safe, as in very small amounts, they can be added to various recipes.

I agree that it's better to use a mineral oil for all the reasons previously given, but from an empirical perspective, I've had no problems either with the lemon oil or olive oil.




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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 14, 2021 07:30PM
I may just go full ceramic.

That dish I posted does appeal to me, but having to treat the tray, even if only occasionally, does not.

Thank you for all the insights.





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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 14, 2021 10:06PM
My butter dish is ceramic. Been using it for years now to keep butter on the counter. Aside from the butter going rancid if I don’t use it quickly enough, I’ve had no problems with it.

That butter bell looks intriguing, but I’m not keen on having to change the water every three days. Maybe I could fill it with food-grade mineral oil instead.



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Re: Recommend some oil for rubbing into my wood?
Posted by: davester
Date: April 15, 2021 12:50AM
Just use a chef's knife to cut the butter in half so that you can use a regular butter dish. That's what we do. Easy, peasy.

Oh, and keep your wood away from the food and in the bedroom where it belongs.



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