Care on Cutting Boards
Keeping your chopping boards fresh is something that a lot of people tend to take for granted. Besides, hygiene and health purposes are very good reasons and motivators to start taking care of our ever-present kitchen must-have.
* Hand Wash Only-Never Submerge in Water
To avoid bacteria, it's important that you wash your cutting board immediately after use. Wipe the cutting board with hot soapy water, rinse it with hot water only and just wipe it dry with a clean dish towel. Store in a dry area. Never submerge in water---Do not place in dishwasher or in a microwave.
* Remove Stains & Deodorize with Baking Soda
Combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of salt and 3 tablespoons hot water to create a non-toxic cleaning agent. Mix these ingredients together to form a paste, and scrub the entire surface of the cutting board. Finally, wipe it with a warm wet cloth and dry with a dish towel.
* Disinfect & Deodorize using Vinegar
We recommend keeping a spray bottle of vinegar handy to disinfect & deodorize your wood cutting board. Acetic acid (white vinegar) is an excellent disinfectant for E. coli, Salmonella and other household bacteria. Spray vinegar on the wood cutting board, let sit for a few minutes and wipe it with a damp warm cloth.
* Clean with Coarse Salt & Lemon
For an all-natural clean, first try dampening the wood cutting board with a warm cloth and sprinkling coarse salt over it. Cut a lemon in half and scour the cut side of the lemon over the board while slightly squeezing the lemon juice out. Let it stand for five minutes and use a scrub brush to remove the excess.
* Refurbishing Wood Cutting Board
It's hard to avoid knife marks from accumulating on your cutting board over the years. The wonderful thing about a wood board is that it can be returned to its original splendor. All you need is three different grits of sand paper (100,180 and 240). First sand the board with the coarser 100 grit, then the 180 and finish with the fine 240 grit. Once you are done with sanding, wash the board, let dry and apply our conditioner.