Naturally Clean: Wood Cutting Board Care

| 6/1/2009 12:30:45 PM


There are many different kinds of cutting boards ranging from plastic to stone or even wood. Each type of cutting board has its benefits and its flaws. Many people prefer chopping herbs and vegetables on wood cutting boards because they love how they feel, they are durable and they do not dull knifes quickly. However, if you use a wood cutting board chances are you have had some difficulties keeping it clean. Plastic cutting boards are easier to wash because they can easily be washed in the dishwasher; the high temperatures in the dishwasher will cause wood cutting boards to crack or, even worse, split.

This easy scrub from Martha Stewart Living will keep your wood cutting board looking great and most importantly, disinfected.

1. Wash your cutting board with mild soap and rinse with hot water. Make sure your board is completely dry before you begin. Apply a thin layer of coarse salt over the cutting board.

2. Cut a lemon in half and rub it over the salt and board. Continue rubbing for five minutes. This acts as an antibacterial scrub.

3. Once completed run hot water over the board for about 15 seconds to ensure that all of the salt is removed. Dry the board in an upright position.

John Smith
10/27/2012 7:03:56 AM

Wow how nice! Thank you ' Stephanie Nelson' for providing such important information regarding " Naturally Clean: Wood Cutting Board Care ". Points noted is really very useful and can be done at home without much difficulty. Recently I was going through Carolina Wood Design and I found some more points regarding Dish wash care.. And I would like to suggest for more information..