Get your cutting board clean with our cutting board cleaning tips.
You use your cutting boards to chop, slice and mince tons of food. As you continuously use your cutting board, it can become dirty and stained. A plastic cutting board won’t get completely clean in the dishwasher, and you don’t even think of putting your wooden one in there. You can actually easily clean your cutting boards with a few household items.
How to Clean Your Cutting Boards
There are a few simple ways to clean your cutting boards. Whichever method you choose for deep cleaning, it’s important to always rinse off your cutting board after every use. If you’re cleaning a wooden cutting board, rinse it off with warm water and let air dry. If it’s a plastic one, rinse it with hot water and dry it with a towel.
1. Salt and Lemon
Sprinkle coarse salt over the cutting board. Cut a lemon in half. Take the lemon half and scour the cutting board. Occasionally squeeze the lemon to release some juice. Let the cutting board sit for about five minutes. After five minutes, scrape away the residue with a bench scraper. Wipe off the cutting board with a clean wet sponge or rag.
2. Baking Soda
Baking soda will also deep clean a cutting board. Make sure the board is completely dry. Sprinkle baking soda on it. The baking soda will act like an abrasive, much like the coarse salt. Scrub the stained surface with a hot wet sponge or kitchen brush. Repeat until clean. Rinse off the board with warm water.
Vinegar works great to disinfect and deodorize your board. It’s a good idea to keep a spray bottle of vinegar handy for spraying down your cutting boards. Spray down your board after every couple uses. Then wipe it down with warm water and dry it off.