Wooden cutting boards have become a staple kitchen tool in almost every household these days. Their hard, durable surface provides makes it ideal for all your cutting needs. And, just like any other cutting boards, they require a little TLC. Giving it a thorough cleaning every now and then can and will save a lot of wear and tear and keep your family safe from contracting a nasty case of food poisoning.
Here are a few simple tips on how to clean, deodorize and condition your wooden cutting boards.
How to Clean:
Using a damp cloth or paper towel, wipe the board with a small drop of white vinegar after every use.
How to Deodorize:
Sprinkle a good amount of coarse sea salt, such as Kosher salt, over your cutting board. Let the salt sit overnight in order for it to get rid of all the bacteria on it.
Next, cut a lemon in half and scrub the salt all over the board. Squeeze the lemon to let out the juices as you?re scrubbing. Leave the board aside for 5 ? 10 minutes before wiping the residue away with a damp cloth.
How to Condition:
Apply walnut oil or almond oil on your cutting board, wiping in the direction of the wood grain. Make sure to cover all areas ? the sides and the back of the board as well.
Buff the oil into the board using an old rag.