How To Clean Your Cutting Board

Cutting boards: the jean jacket of the kitchen. Used regularly, but not really cleaned that regularly. I was a believer that soap and water was good enough, but as you can see, it definitely wasn't.

Yes, I set my wooden cutting board on a heated stove top. No, not even lemon will remove that. But you can still see how gross it is. I'm ashamed. And I'm actually going to be working on the other side of the cutting board, which I forgot to take a picture of.

Here's what you need:
  • 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt

Start by cutting the lemon in half. We'll use one half per side (if you use both sides of your cutting board and are planning on cleaning both sides).

Rub down the cutting board with one half of the lemon {pulp down} and set aside for future use.

Next, cover the cutting board with kosher salt and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

Finally, we'll use the previous lemon half and rub the salt into the cutting board. If it starts getting dry, squeeze some juice out of the lemon as you scrub.

Go ahead and rinse with only water (no soap) and dry. This is a great way to disinfect and spruce up your wooden cutting board. Not to mention it's dirt cheap! For more ideas on how to clean your home naturally, check out this post by Homesation. 

Now go enjoy your squeaky clean cutting board!


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