I just got a dobord! can't wait to try it out - wondering about the instructions - do you guys really oil it? is wood oil food safe? and do you wash with soap and water after and before each use?
I mostly line mine with plastic wrap when I use it so I don't have to wash it. But if it does get messy, I just clean it off--I don't put it in a sink full of water. I've never oiled mine but I guess I could. I'd use vegetable oil I guess but I'd be concerned that it would stay sticky.
I do store it on it's edge so it cannot collect dust on it. Probably should keep it wrapped if I ever did oil it because the dust would stick to it even on it's side.
They are awesome.
I thought it was a frivolous thing until I used it. I love it.
thank you k8! I think I remember reading that some people use parchment even with the dobord - I am a parchment girl and always roll between parchment so I won't have to add extra flour - just wondering how this works (parchment) with a dobord? anyone? do you cut the parchment the size of the square? does it slide around?
Well you can kinda mash down into the middle of the cookie dough or whatever with the rolling pin--I know I've used parchment. You should be fine.
It is a wonderful tool!
I always use parchment with mine. I've only spot cleaned it and never oiled it. I do wash the rolling pin, tho. I've had my dobord for about 8 years.
I just use parchment sheets. They're bigger than the board, but they don't move around. What DOES move around is the board itself! I put a square of non-skid mat under it to keep it in place.
thank you both! I can't wait to try it out - hopefully tomorrow!
Aren't they made of wood? Obviously, I don't have one but I think the picture of one that I've seen was made of wood. If so, oiling it would be just like oiling a wood cutting board, wouldn't it? It keeps the wood from drying out and cracking.
I figure the butter from my cookie dough oils the board as I use it!
lol, I didn't know you were supposed to oil wood cutting boards, but I don't own any either...where do you buy wood oil?
I tried the dobord yesterday and loved it!
My husband just uses vegetable oil to oil our cutting boards. He wipes on a thin layer, lets it sit a couple of minutes, and then wipes off anything left. I have no idea if this is the correct way or not, he's in charge of doing it so I let him do it whatever way he wants.
I always roll my dough between 2 sheets of parchment on my doboard. I tape the bottom sheet down. Works good. I never knew I was supposed to oil. I have a huge wooden cutting board that takes up a big part of my island. The place we bought it said to use Mineral Oil on it. Which I do.