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How to Preserve Cutting Boards?

Hi there, we are going to show you how to preserve cutting boards effectively. As you know, many housewives wonder what chopping board material to choose to ensure the health of the entire family. Many studies indicate that cutting boards contain a lot of bacteria that many housewives inadvertently neglect. Cutting board surface contains a lot of harmful bacteria including E.coli. If the cutting board is dirty, bacteria will multiply and it will be difficult to remove, especially old cutting boards with deep cut. E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter (bacteria cause diarrhea and intestinal disease) can spread from the cutting board to food when it is not cleaned properly.

According to experts, the risk of carrying the disease from the cutting board actually lies not only in cutting board material, but mainly because of the habit of using the same cutting board for raw food and cooked food.

To prevent infection from the cutting board, you should have at least 2 different chopping boards with different materials.


Wooden chopping board

You should soak your new wooden cutting board in salted water in proportion: 200 g salt / 1 liter of water, for 24 hours, then dry it in an open area. This makes cutting boards have enough moisture so it has no cracks later.

After use, you should scrub the cutting board with a little water or fresh lemon dish washing. Then you put it in a cool dry place to prevent mold.

Plastic cutting board

Plastic cutting boards are perfect for cooked food.  When using plastic cutting boards,  you should avoid pressing your knives too strongly, so there will no gaps for bacteria to live on the surface.

When cutting boards have stains or the colors fade away, you should soak the cutting boards in vinegar or lemon juice for two hours, then wash them again with dish washing soap, then finish it with a good hot water rinse.

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  1. Good point of article. Thank you for sharing the tips.

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