Do you have cutting boards in every material? While some of them have similar methods of care, here's the complete guide so you know how to properly condition, disinfect, deodorize, and remove stains from all of your cutting boards.
Wooden Cutting Boards
- Condition: Rub a little mineral oil over a clean wooden cutting board to keep it from looking dried-out.
- Disinfect: Do not let wood soak in water, and do not wash in a dishwasher. Immediately after using, hand wash it with a mild soap and water then dry it with a clean dish towel. If you've cut meat on the board, wipe the surface down with white vinegar, then let the surface dry.
- Deodorize: Squeeze half a lemon on the surface of the board and let sit for several minutes before rinsing with water.
- Remove Stains: Wet the stained area, apply kosher salt, and let it sit on the stain for several minutes. Scrub it away with a steel scraper.
Cork Cutting Boards
- Condition: Rub a little natural mineral oil over the board if it begins to look dry.
- Disinfect: Treat them like a wooden cutting board. Do not let cork soak in water, and do not wash in a dishwasher. Instead, hand wash with warm soap and water.
- Deodorize: Cork is naturally odor-resistant.
- Remove Stains: Cork is also naturally stain-resistant.