Clean Your Wooden Cutting Board The Right Way
30 July 04


Wooden cutting boards are the backbone of any well-functioning kitchen. They are solid, stable, and can hold the knife firmly while cutting onions or cutting through thick pumpkins. And because the wood is softer, the blade is sharper than other cutting board surfaces and can serve as a beautiful rustic service platter.

Like any kitchen main force, boards should be respected - especially when you clean them. If not handled properly, they become odor (sometimes moldy). Fortunately, cleaning them thoroughly and gently is as simple as a little bit of elbow grease and some daily ingredients. Take a look at the following method and cheerfully cut it for a few years.

Keep it (raw) meat free

It takes a long time to keep the wooden cutting board clean before it is soaked with soap. Although they are ideal for slicing vegetables, cubic tofu, chopping nuts, shaving chocolate or smashing a bundle of fresh herbs, it is best to avoid raw meat. The surface of the wood board is porous, making it an ideal place to hide bacteria from raw chicken or beef. Stick a meat on a non-porous plastic cutting board and then use your wooden everything else.

Avoid evil dishwashers

Place your cardboard on the outside of the dishwasher. This will cause the wood to distort or dry so that it cracks or splits! Keep old school, not hand wash.

Scrub with Salt + Lemon

Washing the wooden cutting board with soap and water is essential for keeping clean. But when you need to deep clean or remove unpleasant stains (ideas: beet juice), take out the big gun: coarse salt and lemon juice. Sprinkle the salt on the board, then cut the lemon slice in half, then use it to rub the salt onto the board. Salt plays a role in lifting stains, and lemon juice makes everything smell good.

Elimination of maximum humidity

After washing the soap (and salt and lemon juice) on the plate, take a dry dry towel and pat dry thoroughly. If water is trapped in the grain, it will deform the wood and quickly mold. But after each wash, dry the solid towel (and make sure your cardboard does not sit in a damp sink for long periods of time), which helps keep it fresh and free from mildew. After the excess moisture is sucked dry, place it dry - do not lay flat - to ensure that the air hits the surface as much as possible.

Give your board an oil change

A month or so, use mineral oil to hydrate your thirst boards. Use a soft, clean cloth to apply even mineral oil to the wood. Let the oil soak for a few hours, then wipe off the excess with a paper towel. Oh! A beautiful feature board is ready for the world - or at least a bunch of vegetables.