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How do YOU clean YOUR wooden cutting board?


Asked by keisha613 at 8:48 AM on Apr. 1, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • I scrub it with dawn immediately.

    and it is sanitary to use one. Bacteria have a hard time surviving on wood unlike other materials.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 8:52 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Not sanitary to use a wooden cutting board.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 8:49 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • I don't have one.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:49 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • While plastic is theoretically a more sanitary material than wood for cutting boards, testing has shown this may not be the case.[1] The softer surface of plastic boards is scored by knives, and the resulting grooves and cuts in the surface harbour bacteria even after being well washed. However, unlike wood, plastic boards do allow rinsing with harsher cleaning chemicals such as bleach and other disinfectants without damage to the board or retention of the chemicals to later contaminate food.


    Answer by Jademom07 at 8:56 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • I use hot water as hot as i can stand and I wash it in like 4 different directions. I use my plastic one for meats, and the wooden for everything else

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 9:05 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Rarely use it but when I do I use hot soapy water immediately.

    Answer by elizabr at 8:50 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • We wash it like normal and pour bleach over it then rinse it off again.

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 9:07 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • with hot water and soap, then occasionally we use olive oil on it so that it doesn't dry out.

    Answer by spastic_poodle at 9:54 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Hot water and dawn

    Answer by Librarylady60 at 11:42 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • I spray mine with the Clorox spray, scrub a little and rinse off (scrubbing while I rinse).
    I worked in food service and they have entire counters that are wood (butcher block) to cut on. We cleaned them with bleach every night. Well with soapy water, then bleach water and then clean water and left to dry.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 12:16 PM on Apr. 1, 2011