When was the last time you cleaned your chopping board?

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You may be a self proclaimed cleanliness freak. You might take pride in keeping your kitchen counter and utensils squeaky clean and shiny. But let us as you one important question. When was the last time you deep-cleaned your chopping board?

Despite being one of the regularly used kitchen tool, the cutting boards often get a sloppy wash at the kitchen sink by most once it served its purpose. Trust us when we say it won't do. Most chopping boards have light textures to create friction. Food particles easily get trapped among them which could be a breeding ground for bacteria. The situation gets worse when it comes to boards used to chop meat. Scrubbing them clean on a daily basis using soap or dishwasher is a must. Along with that, we would recommend this deep-cleaning technique too once in a few days. It would help you get rid of the stains and odour if any from the boards.

You could easily remove the stains on the chopping board using only three ingredients. Wash the chopping board before sprinkling some salt and baking soda on it. Using half lemon, scrub the chopping board. Leave it for at least ten minutes before scrubbing again using a wire mesh. Wash the chopping board under running tap water. Use more salt and baking soda wherever the stains are harsh. After the chopping board has dried, rub coconut oil on it to get a polished look.  

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