4 Hacks for cleaning your wooden cutting boards
How to maintain wooden cutting boards?
Wood is a natural product created by nature, which means it possesses its own unique characteristics. Cutting boards are primarily used in kitchens for food preparation, and as such, they deserve to be kept clean and elegant.
So, how can you ensure that your wooden cutting boards remain clean and hygienic? After all, the appearance of your cutting board reflects the quality of the food you serve from your kitchen.
Here are some helpful tips to help you maintain your board:
Tip 1: Regularly apply Dutchdeluxes extraordinary mineral wood grapeseed oil.
Our extraordinary mineral wood oil is derived from pure, natural ingredients, making it completely free of toxic substances. It provides the best protection against absorbing odors and dirt. For cheese boards, we recommend soaking them with mineral oil at least once a month to achieve optimal results.
Tip 2: Clean the wooden boards with a small amount of cold or warm water.
Avoid using a dishwasher or leaving the boards submerged in water. While it may not always be necessary to use liquid detergent, it is advisable to do so after cutting raw meat, poultry, or fish. After cleaning, make sure to thoroughly dry the boards.
Wooden cutting boards are generally sensitive to heat and moisture, so it is crucial to maintain them in top condition by hand washing them after each use. Utilize a gentle cleaning method to prevent any damage to the cutting board.
Tip 3: Store the cutting board upright at all times.
Have you finished washing the cutting boards? Stand them upright to prevent moisture buildup and allow them to dry thoroughly before storing. It is advisable to choose a well-ventilated area for drying to avoid significant fluctuations in ambient temperature. Keep the cutting board away from direct sunlight or the stove to prevent staining.
Tip 4: Consider using several cutting boards in your kitchen.
Wooden boards are recommended for cutting, while serving boards are delicate and can be damaged by sharp knives.
Cutting Board Cleaning Hacks.
Did you know that salt, lemon juice, or white vinegar are not only used as condiments, but can also be used to clean your wooden cutting boards? It is very handy to always have these items in your kitchen. To clean the wooden cutting board, start by lubricating the boards with lemon juice or white vinegar. Then, cover or sprinkle salt all over the board and rub it all around using kitchen paper.
Let it soak for about 15 minutes. Rinse the board with water and dry it using kitchen paper.
The board is now ready to be oiled. Our extraordinary mineral wood oil forms a protective layer and prevents it from absorbing moisture. Just like conditioning your hair, you need to maintain the cutting board shiny and polished. Cover the entire board with the oil and gently rub it with a cloth.
Let the oil soak in for a couple of minutes and repeat this oiling process until the board no longer absorbs oil. Allow the board to absorb the oil overnight.
It is recommended to do this at least every 2 to 4 months.