From vases to fishbowls, Anchor Hocking’s housewares are timeless and can accentuate any style. Make your home distinctive with functional glass elements like our floral bowls, vases, votives, fishbowls, and bottles. Our inventive and versatile Swing Board® is the epitomy of form and function.

Wood is an elegantly simple way to complement your kitchen and housewares collection. Olive wood is made from the base of the olive fruit tree, which originated on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean. This beautiful wood has been used for centuries and is a staple accessory in many kitchens in Italy. Olive wood is naturally hard and dense with a strikingly bold grain perfect for showcasing multiple courses. Here are some ways to use these boards:



The olive wood steak board with juice channel makes for stylish kitchen-to-table service. Meat can transfer directly to the board after cooking. Rested meat can be sliced directly on the board. Any rendered juices from the channel can be reserved for plating. The board, with its natural bark edge finish, doubles as an elegant serving platter in your kitchen and housewares collection.


The strength and beauty of an olive wood board make it a great base for cutting and serving. Select multiple cheese varieties along with smoked meats. Cut several slices and arrange them on the cheeseboard. Provide a small knife for guests to cut more of their favorite selections. 


When serving warm hors d’oeuvres. use the olive wood steak board with a juice channel. Load it up with decadent appetizers such as bacon-wrapped Brussel sprouts, filet bites, or mini meatballs. The channel will catch any extra liquids. The board also has a spot to nestle a cup for dipping.

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Care for Olive Wood Boards

Olive wood is distinct wood known for its strength and durability. It is both a workhorse and a display piece. Here’s how to keep it at it’s best:


Seasoning is simply adding oil back into the wood to keep it performing and looking good. Anchor Hocking’s olive wood boards come pre-seasoned, ready to be used. But after some time and use, you will want to re-season your board with a couple of coats of oil. Use a food grade mineral oil on a soft cloth, rub it all over the board and allow it to soak in. Repeat with a second coat.


When washing, do not soak your board in water, this will lead to swelling and cracking overtime. Use a soft sponge with mild detergent and water to scrub them clean. Rinse them with warm water and dry thoroughly with a towel.

Avoid the dishwasher! The detergent and heat will strip away natural oils and lead to a dull finish as well as the potential for swelling and cracking.


Between seasoning and washing, occasionally refresh your board. To do this, use a small amount of mineral oil and a soft cloth. Give the board one thin coat of oil and let dry. It will be refreshed to its original shine and ready to serve! 

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