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How to Clean a Wooden Cutting Board

Cutting boards. We all have them, yet not many of us know how to properly clean and care for them. While plastic cutting boards can easily be run through the dishwasher at high temperatures to kill all of the bacteria and odors, their wooden counterparts cannot. This poses a tricky dilemma for those not well-versed in kitchenware care. With our tips and tricks, you can make sure your wooden cutting boards are getting the treatment they deserve to keep them in their best shape for the years to come.

To get your wooden cutting board 5-star-kitchen clean all you need is salt, lemons, and a little elbow grease. Simply pour coarse salt onto your board and use half a lemon to scrub, hard. This process removes unwanted lingering flavors much better than the standard soap and water. Clean your board this way at least once a month for optimal upkeep.

Want to really make sure your wooden cutting board is in tip-top shape? We recommend oiling the surface with food-grade oil at least once a month. Spread the oil around the surface with a soft cloth, leave it on for 24 hours and remove excess liquid with a towel the next day.  This will help replenish the moisture and keep it from splintering.

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