The Proper Way to Clean A Wooden Kitchen Cutting Board
By Global Master Chef Karl Guggenmos
Kitchen cutting boards come in a variety of materials, like bamboo and composite material or wood.
My preference and the gold standard is the wooden board because:
- They are porous therefore easy on the knives.
- If cleaned properly they are very safe and very versatile.
- They are made specifically from appropriate wood.
How to properly clean wooden cutting boards:
- Wash with soap and warm water.
- Scrub with a bristle brush.
- Rinse with hot water.
- Let it dry.
- Every 4 weeks pour coarse salt on the board after washing and let it dry.
- Rinse with water and lemon juice.
- Brush with mineral oil.
Note: when cutting on any board, make sure to have a wet cloth or paper towel underneath to prevent the board from slipping.