By Mrs. Mathis
Image by Eric Kilby So you couldnâ€™t resist it in the kitchen boutique and are now wondering how to wash a bamboo cutting board. Iâ€™m glad you are wondering, because knowing how to clean bamboo cutting boards is very important to your familyâ€™s health. So here you can learn to clean a bamboo cutting board properly and the correct care of bamboo cutting boards. Youâ€™ll soon find that cleaning bamboo cutting boards is fast and easy, if you know what youâ€™re doing.
How To Wash A Bamboo Cutting Board
It is important to understand that the care of bamboo cutting boards is different than that of other boards. While you can initially clean a bamboo cutting board like you would any other wood cutting board, by scraping it down with a spatula to remove any food residue, things change after that. Rather than submerge your board when washing it, you should only wipe it with hot, soapy water. Then rinse it quickly under running water and dry the board off as completely as possible. Store it on its side so it can continue to dry.
How To Clean A Bamboo Cutting Board Without Washing It
Most people agree that cleaning bamboo cutting boards with water is not the best way to go. In fact, unless you are very careful, water can permeate and damage the board. Thatâ€™s why it is better to clean a bamboo cutting board in other ways. No matter which of the following methods you choose, always scrap the board first to remove as much food residue as possible.
You can clean a bamboo cutting board that is only used for chopping vegetables by sprinkling the surface well with kosher salt and allowing it to sit there for a about 10 minutes. Then brush it off. You can also use this method as a first step after cutting meat, but you need to add one of the following liquid methods described below.
Spray the cutting board surface with white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide or cheap vodka. Let this sit for 10 minutes and then wipe the surface dry. No need to rinse, as all these products are safe for human consumption.Print This Article