Is a wooden or plastic cutting board better?

Is a wooden or plastic cutting board better?

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Your cutting board is one of the dirtiest places in your home, but wooden ones are worse than plastic. Wood is naturally porous, encouraging bacteria growth. Every time you slice your knife, it makes tiny cuts and grooves, which has the same consequence.

 

How do you clean a wooden cutting board?

How do you clean a wooden cutting board?

 

Hand-wash your board with soap and water as soon as you’re done with it. Then, pat it dry with a paper towel immediately. If you were chopping something stinky, like an onion that made you cry, get rid of odors by wiping your board with white vinegar. To remove stubborn stains, sprinkle the board with baking soda and work the surface with a lemon, gentle sponge or cloth. Rinse and dry with a towel.

 

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How do you clean a plastic cutting board?

How do you clean a plastic cutting board?

 

Most plastic cutting boards are OK to go in the dishwasher, so that’s probably your best bet. To deep-clean a plastic cutting board, dilute 1 teaspoon of bleach with a quart of water, then use that to wipe it down. Rinse thoroughly with hot water. To get rid of stains, make a paste from 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon water. This is one of the best natural cleaning tips for your home

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