Tip: How to clean your wood cutting boards

First never put a wood cutting board in the dishwasher. Sprinkle some course kosher salt on the board and rub a cut lemon on it to scrub. Or you can use white vinegar. My boards were so bad, but were expensive end grain boards, that I used an electric sander to get the gunk off, then coated with food grade mineral oil. I keep them clean with the salt and lemon.

Any other wood cutting board suggestions?
  7 answers
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 17, 2017
    When you use vinegar, is that instead of the salt+ lemon? I'm excited to try this!

  • Dee Dee on Jan 17, 2017
    Use the vinegar with the salt instead of the lemon. The acid cleans the board.

  • Lorlq Lorlq on Jan 17, 2017
    lemon is acid too and smells better doesn't really matter but you need to clean them frequently because they can harbor things like salmonella and E-coli if you use to cut meat and chicken

  • Dee Dee on Jan 17, 2017
    Yes lemon is an acid as well as vinegar, that is why it is interchangeable. Although it will not work with a lime or orange.

  • Jeris Chitwood Jeris Chitwood on Jan 18, 2017
    I use listerine

  • Dee Dee on Jan 18, 2017
    Wow never thought of that. I would guess it is the original Listerine, not the fluoride one.

  • Bernice Bernice on Jan 21, 2017
    Working in a kitchen and graduating as a chef, we always bleached the cutting boards.
    I have a butcher's block in my kitchen, I bleach and sand on occasion and seal with food grade mineral oil.
    You have to be careful with your older butcher's block. Just use what grandma used. Forget all these "new found ways" because you might separate your wood. Why fix something that isn't broken. A good butcher's block should be make of hard white maple.