How to Clean Your Cutting Board

Posted by Victoria Pillman on

Have you cooked a special meal with your cutting board yet? Wood cutting boards are a great alternative to plastic cutting boards in your kitchen. They are organic, durable and gentle on your knives. Although they require a bit more upkeep, I think you’ll find that they’re well worth it in the end.

How to Clean Your Cutting Board:

  1. Wash with warm water and mild soap. Scrub with a sponge, brush, or dish cloth. You want to make sure that you wash both sides of the board, even if you only used one side, because juices can drip and contaminate the other side.
  2. Dry well with a cotton dish towel or paper towel. You can let your board air dry, but it’s best to remove as much moisture as possible right away.
  3. Season with food-grade mineral oil. The mineral oil helps protect your board from warping and becoming brittle. Wait until your board is fully dry to do this step!

Wood cutting boards should always be washed by hand. NOT DISHWASHER SAFE! The wood becomes warped and the lifespan of your cutting boards will decrease. Seasoning with mineral oil after every use will help your cutting boards last longer. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll enjoy having your cutting board in your kitchen for a long time!

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