Pots, pans, bowls, chopsticks, knives… are must-have items in the kitchen of every family. Cleaning them up are really very important because it directly affects the health of each member of the family. So how to clean wooden cutting boards effectively? Almost cookwares are easy to clean, and you should clean them immediately after a meal, but for chopping boards, especially wooden ones, it’s not easy to do somehow.
Don’t you worry; here are some easy ways to get rid of dirty chopping boards!
Wash cutting boards immediately after use
One study showed that, to keep the chopping boards clean, you should wash them with clean water immediately after every use.
Do not soak your cutting boards in soapy water since it makes cutting boards change their original shapes and the risk of bacteria immediately increases.
Clean wooden cutting boards with soap
Soak a clean towel in soapy water mixture – which is made with soap and hot water. Then use that towel to clean the entire surface of the cutting board. Repeat several times until the stains permanently get off the cutting board, then rinse it with clean water.
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Clean wooden cutting boards with bleach
Add 1 teaspoon of bleach to 1 liter of water and soak the cutting board in the solution for several minutes. Then rinse it with cold water and let it dry.
However, if you use bleach to clean the cutting board surface, your cutting boards may become dry. To improve this situation, spread beeswax onto the surface of the cutting board.
Clean wood cutting boards with lemon and salt
Cut in half and squeeze a lemon, then squeeze that piece of lemon evenly over the surface of the cutting board. Then you can sprinkle some salt into places with lemon juice.
Then use the same piece of lemon, rub the surface of the cutting board in the circle motion, in order to let the lemon and salt mixture dissolve and clean the cutting board. Then, wash the cutting board under running water so the lemon juice and salt drift off. Dry the cutting board with a towel later.
Clean cutting boards by vinegar
Pour undiluted vinegar on both sides of the cutting board and use a paper towel to dry them. Vinegar does not only function as can clean the odor caused by plaque remains on the cutting board.
Clean cutting boards by Oxygen 3%
Pour peroxide on the chopping board, then use a brush to clean it. Let peroxide sit for about a couple of minutes, then rinse it off. You can repeat these steps as many times as you want.
Cleaning wooding cutting boards properly will help you ensure health safety and prevention of bacterial contamination from them.