We want to teach you how to clean, sanitise and care for wooden or bamboo cutting boards. Wood and bamboo cutting boards require a bit more maintenance and hand washing than plastic, but when properly looked after, just two cutting boards - one for meats and fish and one for fruits and vegetables - can last a lifetime.
Here's how to keep them clean.
Some people believe using plastic cutting boards for raw meats, fish and seafood is easier because they can be thrown in the dishwasher. However, studies have shown that plastic cutting boards retain more bacteria and germs than wood.
Research has shown that just spraying a sanitiser or disinfectant directly on your cutting board does not take care of all germs. Only using soap or a product with a surfactant like Cleanz removes them all. Choosing a wood cutting board and following the cleaning directions above is a safe and effective method of removing germs from raw proteins.
Non-Toxic Disinfecting Directions:
Studies have shown that vinegar and 3% Hydrogen peroxide used in combination (in separate bottles) are more effective at killing germs than chlorine bleach or any commercially available cleaner.
Do not mix the above products. Always keep them in separate bottles!
Cleaning & Disinfecting Process:
Natural ways to keep your cutting boards odour, stain & mould free!
Oiling your Wood Cutting Board:
Regular applications of oil will prevent wood and bamboo cutting boards from becoming dry and brittle, prevent liquids from penetrating the board, which is often the source of germs and bacteria, prevent mould build-up, and extend the life span of your board. We recommend usinga product available through Outdoor Concepts called Boos Block Oil made of natural unbleached beeswax and food-grade mineral oil.
Please note - vegetable oils, including olive oil should not be used as they can go rancid and ruin you chopping boards.
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Here are some straightforward yet impactful ways to reduce your family's exposure to toxins this year: