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Joe Lyddon

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05-04-2015 06:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cutting board cleaning restoring lemon salt

Hi all…

I came across This Method of How to Clean a Cutting Board and thought Y’all would be interested in it.

It caught me by surprise… I would have used soap & water… followed by a good dose of Mineral Oil…
... I would also treat all of the wooden spoons, forks, bowls, knife handles, etc. while I was at it.
... then, when all done, take a Swigg of the stuff to help keep me Regular. :) :)

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#1 posted 05-04-2015 09:44 PM

Thanks, Joe. I have not heard of that. I’ll try it next time!!


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#2 posted 05-05-2015 12:08 AM

Joe, I just tried this method and it does seem to clean it up some. Noting that it wasn’t in desperate need of cleaning, I just had a partial lemon left over from some fresh lemonade I made and used it. Smells good too. Thanks.

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#3 posted 05-05-2015 12:17 PM

Very interesting Joe. Thnx for the link. Make sure you only do a half a shot o that….lol

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#4 posted 05-05-2015 03:13 PM

A number of studies from mid 90s to 07 show that hard wood surfaces scared or not do as good or better than plastics as an antibacterial agent. Apparently maple, cherry, walnut, teak, oak and bamboo do a great job at thwarting bacteria from the most common sources in food preparation and all it takes is non scalding water, dish soap and thorough drying. Even scaring from knives appears to resist growth unlike with plastics.

Oak is a more porous hard wood than the rest above and not used as often, we’ve been using the same oak cutting board for well over 30 yrs. End grain cutting boards have become very popular over the last 10 yrs. apparently the end grain resists bacteria even better than the surface. Seems counter intuitive to me but if it works why argue.

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#5 posted 05-05-2015 06:27 PM


Oak… I can see White Oak, with closed pores, being good for a cutting board…

I cannot see Red Oak, open pores like a bunch of straws, making a good cutting board. Yes?

Interesting… Thank you!

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#6 posted 05-06-2015 08:55 AM

3% peroxide, and a kitchen scrubby.
Re-oil when dry.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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