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Tuesday, September 27, 2011


How safe is your wooden cutting board? Chances are, no matter how well you think you’ve washed it, it’s harboring bacteria. Health editor Janice Kerr is here today to give you a tip for making sure you and your family stay healthy. -- AP

Bacteria loves to flourish in the deep knife cuts of a wooden cutting board, and because wood is porous, it’s very difficult to clean. You can’t put it in the dishwasher the way you would a plastic cutting board.

What you can do is soak your wooden cutting boards in a bleach solution. Use one tablespoon of bleach for every gallon of water. Soak the cutting board for two minutes. Then wash it with hot, soapy water.

And don’t forget about wooden spoons and wooden bowls. Just because you don’t cut on them, it doesn’t mean bacteria isn’t growing with those porous surfaces. When you soak your cutting boards, do the same to your wooden spoons and bowls.

Okay, readers, how many of you will be soaking your wooden cutting boards tonight? I know I will. 
Post a comment to enter the drawing to win a book from Friday's guest author. -- AP

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Excellent blog..great work on knife and tablespoon using WOODEN CUTTING BOARDS .