Why does teak have an antibacterial effect?

The tannic acids (also called tannins) contained in teak have an antibacterial effect and effectively break down germs. Tannins are released with every cut in the board, so that germs have no chance of settling in the wood. The logs used for the TEAKER in particular have excellent hygiene properties.

However, you should clean your TEAKER regularly, especially after using raw meat or fish. To reliably kill germs, experts recommend cleaning wooden boards with as much hot water as possible and choosing a washing program of at least 60 degrees for boards that can be put in the dishwasher. When washing by hand, use hot water and detergent and make sure the sponges are clean.

Important: Always let boards dry thoroughly, because most germs are not resistant to drying.