Wisdom of getting a wooden kitchen table
When DH and I got married, back in the mesozoic era, we got a gray formica kitchen table which proved to be indestructible. In the new kitchen, I made an executive decision to get a *new* table. I've found a nice modern table that I like, with a large number of top materials to choose from: glass, MDF, granite, marble and varieties of wood.
Since there's already a lot of stone in the kitchen, and cork on the floor, and white cabinets, I thought it might be nice to warm things up with a wood top, possibly a "reclaimed chestnut" that has a slightly distressed farmhouse vibe.
Here's the problem (I know, longest backstory ever): DH is anxious about a) how to disinfect the table and b) how to keep the wood looking good. With the old formica, he used to spray it with 409 and then rinse it with water. He's way more germ-phobic than I am, plus he's a celiac, so always on the lookout for cross-contamination, or crumbs his gluten-eating wife may have dropped inadvertently.
I'm pretty sure 409 on wood is a bad plan. How do you take care of your wood table in the kitchen? Am I going to have to get an MDF table to put DH at ease?