Disinfect your cutting board easily 30



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The two most used utensils in the kitchen are a knife and cutting board. If you cut onions, herbs or meat; stains remain on the board. This is a conundrum to clean. As you use the board so often, it is important to disinfect after cutting food.

We have a great tip to disinfect your board that is natural and easy.

What you will need:

  • Dirty cutting board
  • Lemon cut in half
  • Coarse salt (will act as an abrasive to get the stain out)


  1. Pour salt all over the board.
  2. Squeeze lemon and than use the same lemon to rub salt into the board. At this point you might need keep adding more salt.
  3. Do this until the lemon and salt pick up the stain colour. The stain and odour will now start to disappear.
  4. Wash off the remains in warm water.
  5. Dry the board upright. This will allow air to dry through the board not just on top.

Will you try this trick? Do you have a life hack to clean cutting boards easier?

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  1. Don’forget to dry in sunlight after a goodclean . Kills off all he rest of the bugs and dries out the board properly .

  2. I found nylon boards get cuts in them that don’t wash out, just harbours germs. I eventual throw out unless they are the thin ones soak them in bleach then use to make templates out of for my sewing thin ones you can cut to shape. Not everyone owns a dishwasher. Like that idea to clean wooden boards have 2.

  3. I saw some research on this. Folks use glass/plastic/nylon boards as they felt they were more hygenic than wood. Surprisingly, even using anitbacterial cleaners on these, it just ‘smears’ the germs around on the surface and they survive. On a wooden board, the bacteria sink into the board, never to re emerge and so the result was, wooden boards with a wipe over with lemon or whatever are in fact MUCH more hygenic than synthetic boards. And of course wood doesn’t contribute to landfill or high carbon footprint issues. And last but absolutely not least, my son made one of my boards when he was at school so each time I use it I think of him. That’s worth more than all the other arguments put together 🙂

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  4. Marble or granite cutting boards are even easier to keep clean – just a spray and wipe.

  5. To clean your chopping board clean dish cleaner while its wet sprinkle salt & a lemon on it & leave it till it dry,

  6. I have always cleaned my boards this way, put out in the sun to dry to finish the job.

  7. Have used a wooden chopping board all my married life, back down to my mum and grandmother. Have cleaned my boards with bleach or lemon and salt regularly. Gwen

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