How to Clean Plastic Cutting Boards

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When it comes to cooking and preparing food, it is always important to start with a clean kitchen, and that especially includes the cutting boards that you use. Some people have more than one kitchen cutting board, with one cutting board to cut vegetables and another to cut meats. In this helpful article, you will learn how one person tried a variety of stain removal products to get their plastic cutting boards white and clean again. You will want to take a look at the step by step photo tutorial on a few ways to clean your plastic cutting boards. The stain removal products were tried after cutting a pomegranate that left the cutting board bright red. The juice from a pomegranate is a bright red that just wouldn’t come out with plain old scrubbing. A couple of things that were tried included using white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide, but they didn't work quite the way that was hoped.

What did seem to work when it came to stain removal products was some household bleach or liquid bleach. Not everyone likes the idea of using household bleach, but it does seem to work the best for the plastic cutting boards.To use liquid bleach as a stain removal product, you start by using some household bleach and hot water. Then you put the plastic cutting boards into the household bleach solution and let them sit for about half an hour. After you let the plastic cutting boards sit in the household bleach solution, scrub them with soap and water until they don't smell like bleach anymore. And then run them through the dishwasher, just to be sure that all of the bleach is gone. You will want to see the before and after shots of the plastic cutting boards to see how this liquid bleach tip works.

If using household bleach is not an option for you, you can always try using white vinegar. To disinfect and clean your plastic cutting boards and wooden surfaces, try wiping them instead with some full-strength white vinegar after each use. The acetic acid in white vinegar is a good disinfectant, and effective against harmful bugs like E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Salmonella. When your plastic cutting boards and wooden cutting surface need some deodorizing along with disinfecting, try spreading some baking soda over them and then spray on some undiluted white vinegar. The mixture will foam and bubble for about five to ten minutes, then rinse the cutting boards with a clean cloth dipped in clean cold water. Using hydrogen peroxide might not work as well as These stain removal products can be found on the One Little Project site. Besides using household bleach on the site, you will find other ideas for stain removal products and more. You will also find tips on organizing, food recipes, DIY ideas, kids stuff and more. ** the liquid bleach, but it is a great bacteria-killer especially after you cut chicken or other meat. To kill the germs on your cutting board, use a paper towel to wipe the cutting board down with white vinegar, then use another paper towel to wipe it with hydrogen peroxide.

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