Cleaning with salt and lemon
Cleaning wooden chopping boards is simple as all you need is two ingredients: salt and lemon.
Wash your board in hot soapy water
Step 2: Disinfect
Disinfect by sprinkling a tablespoon of course salt over your board.
Step 3: Scrub board with lemon
Using a lemon cut in half, scrub the board for a few minutes. As you scrub, squeeze the juice out of the lemon – the acid in the lemon will disinfect the board.
Step 4: Let sit for 5 mins
Let sit dampened for 5 minutes.
Step 5: Rinse
Rinse with hot water.
Step 6: Dry chopping board
Dry your chopping board thoroughly and stand in an upright position.
Cleaning with bi-carb and salt
Cleaning plastic chopping boards is super simple too – all you need it some bi-carb soda and salt.
Step 1: Wash board
Wash your board in hot soapy water.
Step 2: Mix cleaning paste together
Mix together one tablespoon of bi-carb soda, one tablespoon of salt and one tablespoon of water to form a paste.
Step 3: Scrub board
Scrub your chopping board with the paste.
Step 4: Rinse and dry
Rinse thoroughly with hot water then dry board and stand in upright position.
Cleaning with vinegar and dish detergent
Cleaning marble chopping boards requires two kitchen staple ingredients: vinegar and dish detergent.
Step 1: Wash board
Wash marble board in hot soapy water.
Step 2: Create a DIY cleaning mixture
Create a mixture of warm water, white vinegar and 2 teaspoons of liquid dish detergent and add into a spray bottle. Shake to combine all ingredients.
Step 3: Spray onto board
Spray solution directly onto the marble chopping board then let sit for 3 minutes.
Step 4: Wipe down and dry
Wipe over with a damp sponge then dry your chopping board thoroughly and stand in upright position.
How often should I clean my wooden chopping board?
Wooden chopping boards require maintenance on a regular basis – use a mineral oil or beeswax on a monthly basis to prolong the lifespan of your chopping board.
Can I put wooden chopping boards in the dishwasher?
No, exposure to heat and water for an extended period of time could cause your board to warp, crack, or split.
Can I soak a wooden chopping board in water?
No, you should never let your wooden chopping board soak in water.
Can I put plastic chopping boards in the dishwasher?
Yes, plastic chopping boards are dishwasher-safe.
Can I use chopping boards for various purposes?
It is recommended that you keep a separate chopping board (or side of a chopping board) for raw meat, poultry, and seafood only. Do not cross contaminate chopping boards. Use one board for fruit and veg, one for meat and one for fish.
How should I care for my chopping boards?
It’s important to thoroughly dry your chopping boards by placing them upright where air can circulate. This will allow the board to dry out completely, eliminating any further bacteria that can live in moisture.