Life hack: clean your cutting board naturally 62



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A plastic cutting board is easy to clean, you just throw it in the dishwasher. Unfortunately, wooden cutting boards are a bit more complicated. To keep the cutting board clean and disinfected, use a simple lemon and salt scrub on the surface of the board. It will help kill off any remaining germs and neutralise odours. Plus, this all natural and simple solution requires no expensive and chemically laden cleaning supplies!

Check out the instructions below.

1. Sprinkle the cutting board with coarse salt

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2. Use half a lemon with the side cute down, scour the surface, squeezing slight to release the lemon juice as you go.

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3. Let sit for 5 minutes and then scrape the grey, dirty liquid into a bowl using a scraper and discard.

4. Give the surface a final rinse with a clean wet sponge.

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  1. I own a hygiene/sanitise company that specialise in restaurant hygiene. The idea of using lemon and coarse salt is great, however lemons can be up to $1.50 each, works out expensive to do it daily, another good idea is white vinegar cost effective and it a sanitiser, run the left over boiled water from kettle over it stand up to dry

  2. I have a bamboo chopping board and wash it with hot water and washing up liquid – I also put bi-carb on it (after wetting it) and give it a good scrub then rinse with hot water.

  3. Good info….my hubby makes them….solid, out of one whole piece of wood… we can pass that hint on.

  4. try lemon juice and sugar as a cleanser and softner for yoiur hands – my dad was a carpenter/ builder/ glazier and this kept his hands clean and pretty smooth for a tradie!

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    • this is brilliant hand cleaner – especially after podding broad beans and scraping new potatoes, and leaves you hands soft. Remember to do it straight away as the lemon hjuice will dissolve the sugar very quickly. Put sugar into the cut lemon half and twist your nails in it.

  5. I have used this method for many years rock salt is the best!!!

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    • Yes, Lesley, and then place it in the sun for a couple of hours’ UV treatment. Perfect.

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