How to maintain the newly bought wooden cutting board？
Wooden cutting board is a relatively traditional cutting board. It is a crystallization of the wisdom and invention of people’s ancestors. It has a history of hundreds of years. The reason why it can be spread for so long is because the wooden cutting board is easy to use, simple to use, safe to use, and has a long life. With the continuous progress of life, people’s requirements are more and more, and bamboo cutting boards, steel cutting boards, wear-resistant plastic cutting boards and so on have gradually appeared.
Although various cutting boards claim to be durable, safe and hygienic, the cutting board I use at home is still a wooden cutting board. Because the wooden cutting board is affordable, the material is convenient, and it is very durable, one can be used for several years. However, the wooden cutting board also has shortcomings, that is, it is a bit laborious to maintain, and it will be moldy and cracked if it is not used for a long time.
In daily life, I maintain the newly bought wooden cutting board like this. First, clean the dust on the surface of the newly bought cutting board with clean water, and then soak it in light salt water for a few hours. The purpose of this is to disinfect and kill bacteria such as eggs and other bacteria inside the cutting board. Clean the soaked cutting board with a brush, and then dry the surface moisture. The next step is very important, which is related to whether the cutting board will crack and the length of its service life.
That is, you can use rapeseed oil or other oil, and pour it on the cutting board when it is 70% or 80% hot. Repeatedly pour it several times, and you need to pour the entire cutting board evenly. After drenching, we wait for a little cooling before putting the cutting board in a sealed bag. After 24 hours, it can be taken out and cleaned, and the cleaned cutting board can be used directly.
In addition, we usually ensure that the cutting board is clean and hygienic. After cutting the meat, the cutting board should be cleaned. It is best to wipe it with a towel if there is water, otherwise it will be easy to mold and bacteria. Of course, the purpose of our maintenance of the cutting board is to make the cutting board durable and not turn black when used, and the most important thing is for the sake of health. Because the maintenance of the cutting board will not lead to bacterial infection, to ensure that the meals are clean and hygienic.