What is the ideal procedure for washing and cleaning my cutting board?
- Wash by the cutting board by hand with warm water, or with gentle soap and water, holding the board over the sink.
- Dry the cutting board by hand completely after washing.
- Do not soak the cutting board in water or immerse completely.
- Do not put in the cutting board in the dishwasher.
How do I disinfect my cutting board?
- Vinegar is great for disinfecting cutting boards. It contains acetic acid with disinfects against Staphylococcus, E. coli, and Salmonella. Pour a small amount of vinegar onto each cutting board and wipe it down with a dry cloth or paper towel.
How do I eliminate odors from my cutting board?
- Combine 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon water, and 1 tablespoon salt in a small bowl. With a damp cloth rub the paste onto the cutting board. This will both keep the cutting board clean, as well as looking bright. Rinse off the paste with warm water.
How do I refresh my cutting board?
- It is possible there could be a lingering smell on the cutting board despite washing, and disinfecting. If this is the case, cut a lemon in half and rub the cut side of the lemon all over the cutting board. Rinse afterwards and pat dry with a paper towel.
How should I maintain my cutting board?
- After every 4-5 uses of your cutting board, thoroughly apply warm mineral oil all over the board. Ensure that the oil penetrates the wood and remove any surplus oil. This helps to moisten the wood and prevent cracking
How else can I care for my cutting board?
- Do not leave on the cutting board sitting on a wet surface.
- Do not leave the board in a humid area
- Keep the cutting board away from heat, and out of direct sunlight