How to Care for Cutting Boards

Wash

Never put wood boards in the dishwasher as it can damage them,  Hand washing with soap and water is best.

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Wash

Plastic boards can go in the dishwasher but risk getting warped. Boards with lots of cuts can harbor bacteria so replace if too worn.

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Deodorize

To deodorize, sprinkle with salt and scrub with half a lemon.

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Deodorize

Other options are baking soda and lemon or 4 parts water with 1 part vinegar.

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Disinfect

Wipe with peroxide and let sit for 10 minutes then rinse with cold water.

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Condition

Wipe wooden boards with a food grade mineral oil once a month to prevent drying and cracking.

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Conditioning really maintains the quality of wooden boards.

Before & After

Sit out to dry completely before putting away