How to Clean a Wood Cutting Board

How to Clean a Wood Cutting Board

Take proper care of your cutting board with this information in order to make it last for many years. It will help you get stains, odors, and bacteria out of them, and have a spotless cutting board!

Wood cutting boards are one of the most versatile kitchen tools you can have! Not only are they great for chopping meat or veggies, they also are lovely serving platters for cheeses, meats, and breads. But cleaning them thoroughly while also guaranteeing they live a long, beautiful life can sometimes be a challenge. Here are some great tips for making sure your board stays clean and gorgeous.

First, before we begin: Don’t ever soak a wooden cutting board in water or put it in the dishwasher! It can cause it to warp, split, and/or crack.

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Now that that’s out of the way…here are some basic things you can use to clean your beloved board: lemon, kosher salt, vinegar, and baking soda (and water, of course!)

To clean the board: After you’re done slicing and dicing your meat or veggies, take the cutting board to the sink and wash it down with hot water and soap. Dry it immediately and stand it up so that air can circulate on all sides.

To get rid of odors: Wood surfaces can really hang on to odors, especially if you’re chopping something potent like onions or garlic. While it might seem counter-intuitive, wiping down the cutting board with white vinegar will remove these strong odors. An once it’s dry, white vinegar has very little scent itself.

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