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Wood Cutting Boards

 

Incredibly Sanitary

Wooden cutting boards have been around for ages. Chefs have been putting their meats and vegetables up on wood chopping blocks and wooden countertops for many centuries, and there have not been too many contamination problems to speak of. Of course, in general, the major concern with wooden cutting boards is a question of sanitation. Wood though has been proven to be incredibly sanitary. In fact wood draws germs inside itself where the germs die as opposed to plastic where germs get trapped inside the knife marks and multiply.

Washing Wood Cutting Boards

Most wooden cutting boards cannot be put through the dishwasher, it is best to hand wash it if you want it to last a long time. Use hot water and soap to wash it. After you rinse it well, just set it out to dry. Make sure that you allow yours to dry thoroughly before you put it away.

Extra Cleaning

For an extra cleaning, use vinegar or a bleach and water solution. It is very possible and quite easy to keep your wooden cutting board bacteria and germ free. Although bacteria does not generally like wood and that wood has natural germ-killing substances, nonetheless, it can never hurt to thoroughly clean your board. Many consider wood cutting boards to be more forgiving than others, and they work well with sharp knives – they will not dull your knives as quickly (this is why most knife storing blocks are made of wood).

Rustic Charm

Of course, another important aspect of wooden cutting boards is their charm. You can store your wood cutting board away in the cupboard, for sure, but you could also leave it out. You can display it, on the wall or on the countertop. A wood cutting board adds a sort of rustic charm that other cutting boards just cannot meet.