HOW TO CLEAN YOUR WOODEN CHOPPING BOARD

| Sunday, January 27, 2013 | |
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This is always my problem after chopping and slicing food on a wooden chopping board.  Dishwasher cannot clean it properly, no use at all.  You have to clean it by hands but it will take your time because you want to make sure that it is GOOD and CLEAN and NO MORE BACTERIA (you know what I mean). We mothers are like that we make sure on the HEALTH of our family.

Here are some TIPS THAT I LEARNED TODAY on HOW TO CLEAN YOUR WOODEN CHOPPING/CUTTING BOARD so easy:

  1. RINSE IMMEDIATELY AFTER USE:  It comes to a study that if you wash and rinse the chopping board it will eliminates bacteria.  Compared to submerging your wooden chopping board into a dishwasher it will just prolong the dirt and transfer the pathogens to the WASH WATER.  Because woods can easily absorbs water it will just split and warp.
  2. DISINFECT USING 3% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE WIPE.  Here you have to wipe it by using the HYDROGEN PEROXIDE WIPE.Let it stand for a few minutes until you hear a hissing or bubbling sound, that means it is killing the germs.
  3. REMOVE STAINS with SALT or BAKING SODA.  First dry the board and sprinkle it with salt or baking soda. Scrub the stain using a sponge or a brush. Dipped into hot water, repeat as needed.
  4. DEODORIZE WITH WHITE VINEGAR. Always keep a spray-bottled white vinegar, use this regularly to eliminate odor coming from the chopping board.  White vinegar can neutralize odors.
  5. SANITIZE USING DILUTED BLEACH. Use this occasionally, extra-deep cleaning is highly recommended to clean wooden chopping board.  Just add 1 tsp bleach to a 1 quart(0.946352946 liters) of a water and flood the board with the solution.  Stand for a few minutes before rinsing it with hot water.

Well that's it before you chop vegetables, raw meat, fish and etc..in your wooden chopping board use these cleaning tips to make sure that the FOOD you serve to your family are HEALTHY and FREE from BACTERIA.

Source Link: FOOD NETWORK

14 comments:

Trackback by Rochkirstin Santos February 27, 2013 at 11:57 AM said...

These are really helpful tips. I will suggest them to my mom, especially tips 1, 3 and 4 as I think they are more doable.

Trackback by Joshua Berida February 27, 2013 at 1:35 PM said...

Those are helpful tips in the kitchen. Sometimes the stains aren't thoroughly removed these tips will definitely make cleaning chopping boards easy.

Trackback by tess February 27, 2013 at 1:57 PM said...

i used to have a wooden spoon and i just clean it with soap and water. this posts make me want to buy a wooden chopping board to sanitize.

Trackback by Franc Ramon February 27, 2013 at 2:30 PM said...

It's important to keep the wooden chopping board as it may affect the foods you would be cutting in the board.

Trackback by Mark Joseph Gesite February 27, 2013 at 3:09 PM said...

Baking soda and vinegar is the best solution for cleaning most hard to clean surface, I know you can clean stained plastic with this kind of mixture too.

Trackback by DiaryniGracia February 27, 2013 at 5:16 PM said...

a very helpful one, because I've seen some people after using choping board they just hang it anywhere. .

Trackback by ana karen Banhag February 27, 2013 at 7:14 PM said...

ohh!!! now i have plenty of ideas for removing the stains of the shopping board. because even the plastic ones get those stains which are very difficult to remove or cannot remove at all. hydrogen peroxide has really plenty of amazing uses.

Trackback by ia adam lim February 27, 2013 at 9:36 PM said...

This is what I failed to do for my wooden chopping board. After a long weekend vacation, I found that molds where growing on it. It was so disgusting, I threw it away. Now I know how I could have prevented it.

Trackback by papaleng February 28, 2013 at 1:47 AM said...

Matrabaho naman,why not use na lang yung plastic-made chopping board. Just Kidding Sis. On the bright note, these are very hygienic tips

Trackback by Mommy Pehpot February 28, 2013 at 9:16 AM said...

for now, I am using a plastic board..and rinsing it after use is a practice.. my mom said, it would be easier to just rinse it after using it rather than placing it in the sink, which occupies a lot of space.. very practical tip!

I'll keep your cleaning tips in mind when I shift to wooden chopping board :)

Trackback by Rossel February 28, 2013 at 9:43 AM said...

I use diluted bleach in cleaning my wooden chopping board, then I soap and rinse it afterwards. Hmmm...I should try baking soda next time.

Trackback by markpogi March 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM said...

These would be really helpful in keeping our chopping board clean and bacteria-free.

Trackback by Ron Leyba March 2, 2013 at 7:21 PM said...

Vinegar can also be used as disinfectant for kitchen utensils right? Great share Pal!

Trackback by Lorraine Pal March 2, 2013 at 9:48 PM said...

Yes Ron...tnx

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