How to Clean Your Cutting Boards

The holidays are prime time for those of us who love to cook, and our cutting boards usually get quite a workout. But we donít want to risk food poisoning from lurking bacteria!

Here is some wise advice for keeping your cutting boards clean, and you and your family safe.

Donít use a cutting board to cut meat, unless you can put it in the dishwasher. Use a dishwasher-safe plate instead.

To clean cutting boards that are used for produce, try one of these three options.

Option One: The Environmental Protection Agency notes that soap and water kills bacteria. Wash the cutting board with soap and water (note: be sure to use real liquid soap, such as Dr. Bronnerís). Scrub with a sturdy scrub brush, to get into all the nooks and crannies.

Option Two: Wash with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide alternating with straight white distilled vinegar. Let each material rest on the cutting board for 10 minutes or so before rinsing.

Option Three: If you like the smell of lavender, make an antibacterial spray by mixing about 10 drops of the pure essential oil of lavender to 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake to blend. Spray on the cutting board and donít rinse.

66 comments

S Gardner
sandy Gardner5 months ago

Thank You for the tips. I look forward to trying the Lavender Spray!

Veronica Danie
Veronica Danie6 months ago

Thanks!

Nina S.
Nina S.7 months ago

tyfs

Sjors S.
Sjors S.about a year ago

Option 4: avoid the issue by purchasing a new cutting board after each time you used it. ;-) No..just kidding..useful advice..even though it's just common sense to use water and soap right? You don't need to have a master degree in science to figure that out...

Carole R.
Carole R.about a year ago

Good tips
Thanks

Roberto Meritoni
Roberto Meritoniabout a year ago

Thanks

Roberto Meritoni
Roberto Meritoniabout a year ago

Thanks

Maggie Welch
Maggie D.about a year ago

My husband uses the soap and water method.

Elizabeth Brawn
Elizabeth Brawn1 years ago

thank you

Fi T.
Fi T.1 years ago

Work for the cleanliness of our tools and environment