Everyone loves a good wooden cutting board. However, very few people are aware that wooden cutting boards or even wooden skillet and lid holders, can hide germs that may be harmful to your health and the wellbeing of your loved ones. As a general rule of thumb, you should never wash a wooden cutting board in the dishwasher, but you will want to ensure that you are getting rid of all the germs before using it again. We rounded up some of the best wooden cutting board cleaning tips to help!
- Rinse: Avoid dunking or soaking the cutting board in water. Instead, give it a good rinse to get some of the bacteria off immediately after preparing the ingredients for your meal.
- Hand Wash: Hand washing is the recommended method when it comes to wooden cutting boards, even after rinsing. Using a clean cloth or sponge, wash the cutting board with warm water and light detergent, rinse, and let dry.
- Disinfect: You may have hydrogen peroxide on hand to clean minor wounds, but you can use the oxidizing agent to disinfect your wooden cutting board. Pour the peroxide, let it fizz, and then wipe with a clean sponge.
- White Vinegar: Vinegar is a natural disinfectant that can be used to clean wooden cutting boards. When mixed with hot water, this aqueous solution can also be used to clean countertops, floors, and other areas at high risk of bacteria.
Whether you are dealing with stains or strange smells, we have you covered. With these wooden cutting board cleaning tips in mind, you can keep your favorite kitchen tool clean and looking like new for years to come. These tips can be transferred to use with our Beachwood Xtrema skillet and lid holder, for an extra level of cleanliness in your kitchen. Please let Xtrema Pure Ceramic Cookware know if you have any questions about our selection of skillet and lid holders.