I have two wooden peels which I have lightly sanded with a fine sandpaper to provide a smooth, low friction surface. Iíve rubbed the surfaces with flour, driving the flour into the remaining pores, as described elsewhere on this site. They work great. All but the wettest skins just glide right off. What I donít know is how to maintain the peels from this point forward. I assume Iíll need to reflour the surface periodically, but in between, is just a simple dusting off sufficient?
Iím totally comfortable with rinsing, wiping and re-oiling a wok and wiping a pizza stone clean, so just wiping off the peel seems ok to me. Unfortunately peels donít get hot and they are porous wood, usually a combination associated with the growth of bacteria in wood not associated with frequent cleaning.
How do you care for your wooden peels?