Your wooden chopping board should be washed after each use but every month or so give it a deep clean. When you deep clean, do both sides even if you only tend to use one side. Here is a step by step guide to cleaning your wooden chopping boards:
- Start with washing the cutting board with hot soapy water, we use soda.d dish, and rinse the board thoroughly.
- Sprinkle some salt on the board.
- Cut a lime or lemon in half (half for each side) and squeeze some juice on the salt until the salt dissolves. Scrub the board with the lime or lemon and allow it to sit for a few minutes.
- Rinse the board thoroughly.
- Dry the board.
- When it is completely dry, oil the board with a food safe mineral oil like coconut oil.
We hope you found our Cleaning Tip for Wooden Boards quick and easy. To help your wooden cutting board stay clean longer term, follow these tips:
- Don't clean a wooden cutting board in the dishwasher, and avoid soaking the board in water for more than a few minutes.
- To avoid cross-contamination, designate separate cutting boards for different tasks—one for preparing meat, another for vegetables, and another for fish.
- Dry the board after washing to help prevent cracks in the wood.
- Look for boards made from maple, a tough, closed-grain wood.
- If your board is overly worn or has hard-to-clean grooves, time to discard it. Pop it in your green waste bin.