Caring For Your Wooden Cutting Board

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Researchers have found that bacteria have a harder time to survive on wood cutting boards. However, plastic cutting boards are less porous than wood, making it less likely to house bacteria for a long time, but only if cleaned immediately. Here are some tips for cutting the cutting board.

1. It is best to heat the oil quickly and with a soft cloth in the direction of the nipple. Warming the oil allows it to penetrate deeper into the tree. Spice your board by applying mineral oil or butcher's butter and allowing it to soak in the wood for 15-30 minutes. Apply 4-6 layers before using the board.

2. Lubricate the cutting board when it looks dry, sometimes as often as once a week. If you let the board dry, it may start to crack.

3. Clean and wash the cutting board with soap and water, but do not immerse it completely in water. In addition, do not place the wood cutting board in the dishwasher because it will deform the wood.

4. Spraying vinegar on the cutting board with a spray gun is a good way to disinfect it. Using woodbrush bleach is not a good idea because it is not so effective because the organic tree composition neutralizes the quality of the bleach disinfectant.

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