Wood cutting boards are a must-have in any kitchen. Not only are they useful for preparing meals, but they are often also attractive enough to serve as decor. These accessories from Seido, like our end grain or butcher block cutting board, are as beautiful as they are functional. Here’s how to properly use and care for your wood cutting board.
BENEFITS OF A WOOD CUTTING BOARD
One of the biggest benefits of a wood cutting board is its safety component. Whether you’re slicing meat or chopping vegetables, the board provides a sturdy and durable space to prepare your food safely. Knives are less likely to slide, so it’s easier to prevent accidental finger injuries. The beauty of some kitchen accessories, like an acacia wood cutting board, can also add extra style.
HOW TO CLEAN A WOODEN CUTTING BOARD
It’s essential to keep wood cutting boards clean, especially if you’re using them for meat or seafood. Before you start the washing process, wipe any food scraps into the garbage can.
Next, use warm water, mild dish soap, and a sponge to clean all sides of the cutting board and any chef’s tools you use. Always wash the board by hand, and never put it in a dishwasher. Don’t leave it soaking in the sink or let it sit with food scraps and juices on it.
You can sanitize the cutting board by spraying on a vinegar solution. Wipe off the excess moisture with a microfiber towel, and let the cutting board air dry.
HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR CUTTING BOARD
Washing and drying your wood cutting boards are the first two steps in learning how to properly care for them. Wiping them down with food-grade mineral oil once a month is a final touch that can help maintain their condition and make them last as long as possible.
Part of cooking is cleaning up. Caring for your cutting board with careful cleaning will keep it functional and looking great. Shop high-quality cutting boards at Seido Knives! We have multiple options from which to choose. They can elevate your cooking experience and become a prime addition to your kitchen.