Caring for a wooden cutting board

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I love my wooden cutting board, but I know some people do not love them as much. Is it because you think there is no way to clean them? Well I have your answers for how to clean a wooden cutting board. A cutting board is a very important tool in the kitchen, and the caring of a wooden cutting board is very easy. You can do it with things you have around your kitchen.

For spot cleaning:

Make a paste of salt, water and baking soda then scrub in the stained area. I will often not cut meat on my board because I worry about stains and odors. Well now I can do this.

Odors:

Spray your board with white vinegar. The smell of the vinegar will evaporate, leaving your board odorless.

Cleaning after every use:

Rinse your board with hot water. Be sure it is not soaking up the water though. Wipe it down with a dry towel and let dry.

To deep clean it:

You will need kosher salt, half of a lemon, mineral oil and two towels

Sprinkle the board with plenty salt. Then start in the corner and rub the entire board with your lemon on the cut side.

Once your done with this wipe all the left over salt off with your towel. Then squeeze mineral oil all over it. Rub it into the wood with your hands. Be sure to rub it in with the grain. Let this oil stand on your board for about 10 minutes, and then wipe it off with your other towel.

How easy is that? I hope that you all go out and buy a wooden cutting board now. You can purchase one here. They really are a nice addition to your kitchen tools. I am pretty sure you could use these cleaning tips to clean a rolling pin as well. I am not an expert on this, but I could imagine it would work. If you have any suggestions to cleaning a cutting board let us all know by leaving a comment.

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