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How to Clean Plastic Cutting Boards

  Joseph Berger  |    18 February 2019  |    House Cleaning Tips

katie-smith-104748-unsplashPlastic Cutting Board Stains

There's a few tips of the trade for those of you with stained plastic cutting boards. We're avoiding the usage of bleach as per normal. We really just don't like bleach. It stains clothes, is toxic to the touch, and just is generally something we prefer to not have in the house. In fact, we used to use bleach in our house cleaning in our early years, but soon decided to remove it from our tool kit. We now cleans without bleach. And come to think of it, do you really want bleach on something that you'll be putting foods that you're going to eat on? I do not.

Back to the cutting boards. Cutting boards can get all sorts of discolored. Different juices and so on can soak into the cut grooves and leave stains. Our first tip is pretty simple.

  1. Mise En Place - Clean right away! Stains generally form from juices that have been left to soak.

Removing the Stain

But, it's not always easy to clean right away. Sometimes you're just too busy, there's so many things happening, and you're focused on just not burning anything. Not burning anything is the priority of course. Right along with keeping the calm. So, when we've forgotten and a stain occurs, what's to do? Here's our 3 favorite options:

  1. Lemon Juice - Lemons are the best. The taste good and they clean well. What a versatile fruit. Halve a lemon and use it scrub the board.
  2. Lemon Oil - Coat the lemon oil over the board and then set the board out in the sun. In the same way that will bleach your hair, it will bleach the board.
  3. Baking Soda & Vinegar - A mixture of baking soda and vinegar can serve as a really good cleaning agent.


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