The proliferation of bacteria in the kitchen is likely to spread to all corners, to people's hands and bodies, and to contaminate kitchen utensils such as cutting boards and kitchen knives, resulting in “diseases coming from the mouth”. Therefore, kitchens must be regularly cleaned, especially It's a cutting board. Almost all ingredients go through this step, so pay special attention. However, many people have misunderstandings about the use and cleanliness of the cutting board, leading to potential food hazards.
Misunderstanding 1: Compared with wooden cutting board, glass cutting board and plastic cutting board are more difficult to breed bacteria
Facts: The cutting board of any kind of material will breed bacteria. Regardless of the material of the cutting board, it must be washed and cleaned after each use. Solid plastic, tempered glass, granite and solid wood cutting boards can all be cleaned in the dishwasher. If the cutting board wears long after it has been used for a long time, or if it is difficult to clean the groove, it is best to replace it immediately.
Myth 2: Cleaning the cutting board requires the use of detergents and water. The more cleaning agents are used, the better the sterilization effect.
Fact: There is no benefit from using too much detergent. In fact, excessive use of detergents can also be harmful to human health. Here we give you a "Amway" self-made cleaning solvent. This kind of cleaning solvent is relatively safe. Use one gallon (about 3.78 liters) of water to mix a spoonful of odourless liquid detergent to rinse the cutting board. Mix the detergent on the cutting board for a few minutes, and tap the surface of the cutting board with a clean, dry paper towel. Remove the mixed cleaner or allow it to dry. The mixed cleaning liquid left on the cutting board will be attached to the surface of the cutting board to form a protective layer. This protective layer can last for nearly a week.
Myth 3: Lemon juice and salt mix can clean the cutting board
Fact: Cleanliness is to reduce the amount of bacteria on the surface of the cutting board caused by the treatment of ingredients so as to avoid causing diseases. Mixing lemons and salt to clean the cutting board does not help. The most effective way to clean the cutting board is to use diluted detergents and water solvents. Even if the surface of the cutting board looks clean, it does not mean that there is no bacteria, so it is very important to clean and kill the cutting board.