How to Remove Stains From a Bamboo Cutting Board
30 July 04


Bamboo is a popular element for cutting boards. It's easy to clean and looks great with a variety of kitchen designs. With increased use, stains from foods may begin to form on the surface of a bamboo cutting board. Even with careful cleaning, stains may develop from strongly pigmented foods such as berries and green vegetables. With proper care, you can remove these stains and restore the cutting board to its natural look.

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  • Wash the cutting board with warm, soapy water to remove any food or grease on the surface. Rinse with warm water.

  • Cut a lemon in half and pour salt over the stained area.

  • Scrub the salt with the lemon flesh, letting the juice mix with the salt to create a paste. Add more salt if it dilutes too much.

  • If the stain does not immediately lift out, let the salt and lemon juice mixture remain on the board for an hour. Rinse and repeat the scrubbing and soaking until the stain is gone.

  • Rinse the board and coat it with a layer of mineral oil, rubbing it in with a dry towel.