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We all have a few essential items that we must have in our kitchen and our home.  One of the more popular items that you can find in almost any kitchen is a cutting board, and in this case, we’re referring to wood cutting boards. Not only are wood cutting boards slated to last longer, but they have also been shown to collect fewer bacteria overall when cleaned properly.

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Knowing how to clean your boards properly and caring for them to help with long-term use is the trick. Check out the tips below to learn about three ways to clean your wood cutting boards:

  1. Vinegar: This is a great option for cleaning on the go or when you don’t have a ton of time. Fill a spray bottle with pure white vinegar and use it as your wood cutting board cleaning solution. Simply spray it on, let it soak for 5-8 minutes, give it a quick scrub and rinse with cold water. For extra impact, layer on baking soda after spraying with vinegar and let the mixture sit for the same amount of time.
  2. Lemon: A lemon is a great option for cleaning your wood cutting boards as it will remove the smell and any germs. Simply cut a lemon in half and rub it face down over the entire board to clean and deodorize your cutting board. Follow up with a cold water rinse to remove any leftovers. If you need a bit of a harder scrub, add salt to the lemon before scrubbing to give you a bit of help.
  3. Salt: Last but not least, salt is the perfect ingredient to help you with cleaning your cutting boards in a flash. Simply make a paste of salt, baking soda and warm water and apply it directly to the surface of your board.  Give your board a deep scrub and rinse with cold water to leave it looking like new!
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