A cutting board is a real bacteria nest. Food residue gets into the grooves made by the knife and does not necessarily disappear after a simple cleaning with washing-up liquid. It is first advisable to choose a wooden board. Wood is porous and can warp, but it is more easily washed and germs cling to it less than on plastic. Of course, you must wash your cutting board with soap after each use, but here are some natural secrets to keep it clean and healthy.
Tip N ° 1: Protect your cutting board with olive oil
Rub your cutting board with olive oil to prevent it from cracking when wet. The oil will leave a slight film on the board, thus limiting the intrusion of dirt in the grooves. An operation to repeat once a month.
Tip # 2: Clean your cutting board with lemon
Rub half a lemon on your board. This disinfects while leaving a pleasant smell.
Tip # 3: Clean your cutting board with baking soda
Prepare a mixture with the following dosage: a tablespoon of water and a tablespoon of baking soda. You will get a crumbly paste with which you will gently brush your board. Then rinse with warm water.
Tip N ° 4: Disinfect your cutting board with white vinegar
After washing your board with plenty of water, spray or apply white vinegar, which has natural antibacterial properties, to a soft cloth. Rinse with cold water and allow to air dry.
Tip # 5: Get rid of garlic and onion odors on the cutting board with salt
If your board has soaked up bad smells, rub it delicately with salt and use a lemon-water solution to rinse it off, using a soft cloth or sponge.