Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Sanitize Your Wooden Cutting Board

The wooden cutting board gets a lot of use in the kitchen. Whether it's used for cutting, dicing, or slicing, it is one kitchen tool that every household needs. However, bacteria from raw foods can seep into the cracks and contaminate the wood. That is why it is extremely important to keep your cutting board clean and sanitized. You should clean your cutting board after each use, scrubbing it thoroughly with hot, soapy water. To sanitize your cutting board, use a diluted liquid chlorine bleach solution of one teaspoon of bleach combined with one quart of water. Pour the solution onto the entire surface area of the board and let it sit undisturbed for a few minutes. Rinse the board with water to clean, and then dry it with a cloth or allow it to air dry. When storing the board, it should stand vertically to avoid any accumulation of moisture and dust. Following these simple steps will ensure that your cutting board (and your loved ones) are free from harmful bacterias.

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