Removing Stains from Cutting Boards: Did You Know?

30 Aug

Stained cutting boards can be an eyesore. How do you fix this problem?

Lemons! Lemons have long been toted as a natural cleanser, thanks to their high citric acid content and antibacterial properties. Not only do they cut through dirt, grease and stains, lemons also have natural bleaching properties.

To refresh your plastic cutting board, simply cut a lemon in half, setting one of the halves aside for another use. Using the remaining half, squeeze juice onto the cutting board and rub with the cut side of the lemon. Allow cutting board to sit for 1-2 hours (depending on the severity of the stains) and rinse thoroughly. The stain will have faded, if not disappeared completely, resulting in a disinfected and odor-free cutting board.

Cutting Board Before Lemon Cutting Board After Lemon

For an even more powerful cleaner: sprinkle salt on the cut side of the lemon for improved scrubbing power.


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