If you are reading this, you too are probably annoyed with those pesky stains on the wooden cutting board.
Not to worry, these simple tricks and tips are going to help you solve that problem. So here are 7 ways you can use to clean your wooden cutting board.
1. BAKING SODA IS YOUR FRIEND
You probably have heard that baking soda is an amazing cleaning ingredient. AND IT’S SO TRUE!
All you need to do is mix 1 tbsp of baking soda, 1bsp of salt and water well. Then once it is formed into a paste, simply use it as a scrub for your wooden cutting board. Let is sit for a few minutes before rinsing it off with water.
2. LEMON & SALT – A COMBO WOMBO
These two common household ingredients work like a match made in heaven.
So sprinkle some salt generously onto your wooden cutting board. Then slice a lemon in half and use it to scrub the salt all over the board well while gently squeezing it so the juice of the lemon is also on the board. Let it sit for around 5 minutes and you are done! The lemon juice is also going to help remove any odors.
3. VINEGAR THE DIRT KILLER
Another amazing ingredient to use for cleaning in the kitchen!
How you do it is simply combining a mixture of water and vinegar according to this ratio, 4:1. Then use a rag or sponge to soak up the mixture and wipe it on your cutting board. Let the mixture soak for about 5 minutes before rinsing it off with water. This also makes it smell better!
YES. This is especially beneficial if you often use your wooden chopping board for meat.
Mix a tsp of bleach and 2 L of water well. Then dip a brush into it carefully and smear the mixture on your board. If you prefer the soaking method, you can mix a tbsp of bleach with 4 L of water then soak your wooden board in it. Just make sure to use a glove when using bleach during the cleaning to protect your skin.
5. HYDROGEN PEROXIDE COULD WIN THE PRIZE
If there was a competition for the best cleaning agent, hydrogen peroxide has a high chance of winning.
Spray a small amount of it onto your wooden cutting board then wipe it with a dry rag or kitchen towel. Once you have wiped it well all over the surface of the board, wash the liquid away with water.
6. SOAKING IS GOOD, BUT NOT IF IT’S TOO LONG
If you tend to soak your cutting boards to clean it, there is actually no problem with that. It only becomes a problem if you soak it for too long.
This is because it is going to ruin the material of the board over time. So a little goes a long way! 5 minutes should be the mark.
7. DID YOUR DRY YOUR BOARD AGAINST THE WALL?
It seems a little weird. But it actually makes sense.
So if you lay your wooden chopping board flat on the surface, it kind of ‘suffocates’ the board as it does not have air on one side. This makes the drying process not very efficient. So it’s best to dry it up against a wall so that both sides get exposed to air and dry evenly. This way, you can prevent excessive moisture that also could damage your board over time.
So now you know all the tips and tricks to ensure a well cleaned wooden chopping board! Share it with your family and friends to help them too!