Liven up every Shabbat table with your own family heirloom—the traditional wooden Challah Board! Not only does this piece add an authentic touch to your home’s décor, but it also provides added meaning to your Shabbat meals. This heirloom piece can last for generations as long as you follow these care instructions. So without further ado, let’s get started!
Why you should choose Seeds of Tradition
When it comes to challah boards, there are plenty of options out there. But if you’re looking for a custom quality product that is handmade, then Seeds of Tradition is the way to go. We take pride in our work and it shows in the final product. Plus, we include board care instructions with every purchase so that you can keep your challah board looking like new for years to come.
Why you should keep it out on display
A challah board is a beautiful and handmade Judaica piece that deserves to be on display in your home. Not only is it a work of art, but it also has great sentimental value. It’s a family heirloom that has been passed down for generations, and it should be treated with care. Here are some tips on how to keep your challah board looking its best
How to keep it looking good even after years
Here are some board care instructions to help ensure your challah board stays looking as good as new for years to come. To clean it, simply wipe it down with a damp cloth after each use. For tougher stains, you can use a mild soap and water solution. Be sure to rinse and dry the board thoroughly afterwards. You should also oil the board regularly with a food-safe oil to keep the wood from drying out and cracking. Once a month, you should also give the board a more thorough cleaning by sanding it lightly with fine-grit sandpaper and then wiping it down with a damp cloth. This will remove any built-up dirt or grime and help keep the wood healthy.
Once every few years, you should treat your challah board with a wood conditioner. To do so, lightly sand it with fine-grit sandpaper and then wipe down any dust or residue with a damp cloth. After that, wipe on two or three coats of our board butter wood conditioner, which is included with every challah board. Allow each coat to dry for at least 30 minutes before applying another one and then wait 24 hours before using your board again. When you’re done, you can store your challah board as you normally would until its next use.
Storing the challah board when not in use
To keep your challah board in pristine condition, it’s important to give it the proper maintenance. When not in use, store the board in a cool, dry place. You may want to wrap it in a cloth or place it in a box to protect it from dust and other debris. If you live in a humid climate, consider storing the board in a desiccant-filled container to prevent moisture damage.
Tips on how to avoid damages while using the challah board
- Never place hot items directly on the challah board. Use a trivet or hot pad to protect the wood.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners on the challah board. A mild soap and water solution is all that’s needed to keep it clean.
- Don’t allow knives to slide across the surface of the challah board. This can scratch or damage the wood.
- To avoid warping, don’t store the challah board in a humid environment or expose it to extreme changes in temperature.
- When not in use, store the challah board in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.