Despite widespread on modern kitchen cutting boards made of silicon, glass and plastic, the wooden planks are not going to take positions, remaining as popular as it was several centuries ago.
Due to the porous structure of wood, wooden Board, after cutting, products it absorbs the juices. It is not only and not so much the smell that is impregnated Board after cutting meat or fish. Microscopic particles remaining on the surface of the cutting boards are excellent breeding ground for germs and bacteria that pose a real threat to people's health. There were many cases of food poisoning due to substandard cleaning of wooden cutting boards after using it.
Clear cutting Board
The most common way to clean a wooden cutting Board is its thorough washing with hot water using a means for washing dishes. It would seem that there can be done wrong? However, many make the mistake of wiping dry the washed cutting Board kitchen towel, thereby transferring him on Board the germs and bacteria.
Drop the habit! Washed clean and friendly chopping Board, leave to dry in a vertical position, wiping her sponge for dishes, no kitchen towel. If the Board needs a momentary dry, wipe it off with a paper towel.
Disinfect wooden planks
The most effective way to disinfect a cutting boards soaking in detergent containing chlorine. Do not overdo it with the chlorine-containing liquid. For 5 l water 1 tablespoon is enough funds.
After 30 minutes the Board of a disinfection solution should be removed, thoroughly rinsed and left to dry in a vertical position.
You can prepare a safer solution for disinfection, using soda. Dissolved in 0.5 l of hot water 1 teaspoon of baking soda, the resulting mixture is sprayed over the surface of the Board. Stand 5-10 minutes, the Board must be thoroughly rinsed and put to dry.
You can use baking soda instead of hydrogen peroxide, in this case to prepare a cleaning solution of 0.5 litre of water you will need 2 teaspoons of peroxide.
Perfectly disinfects, cleans and removes from the surface of cutting Board odors regular lemon, or rather his spouse. Rubbing the Board with half a lemon, leave on for 10 minutes, and then rinse and dry. A similar antibacterial effect and has vinegar.
Badly scratched or with cracked wooden cutting Board further cannot be used. The best thing you can do with this Board – to get rid of it instead of buying a new one.