To help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria in your home and kitchen, you need to ensure you disinfect your plastic cutting board and give it a thorough clean after every use. Fortunately, with these simple steps and the right products, you can get your plastic cutting boards spotlessly and hygienically clean with ease.
Maintaining Your Plastic Cutting Board
Used for chopping, slicing, dicing, peeling, grating and so much more, plastic cutting boards are some of the most popular kitchen accessories around. With how much use this simple kitchen tool gets, ensuring you clean it correctly after each use is essential to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria in your home. To give your plastic cutting board a quality clean, try these easy tips.
How to Clean a Plastic Cutting Board?
#1 - Give Your Cutting Board a Thorough Wash
After each use, if you can, you should wash your cutting board in a dishwashing machine for an optimal clean. If you don’t have a dishwasher, that’s no problem. Simply wash your plastic cutting board after every use, using hot, soapy water, and scrub it with a sponge or brush to remove any food residue from the board. If you notice any stubborn stains on your cutting board, you can easily get rid of them by sprinkling a bit of baking soda on the board and then scrubbing with a damp sponge until the stain disappears.
#2 - Disinfect Your Plastic Cutting Board Regularly
There are three main methods that you can use to disinfect cutting boards:
Water and vinegar: With a solution of equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle, spray the solution onto your cutting board and let it sit for a few minutes. Then rinse with hot water and dry with a clean towel.
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Hydrogen peroxide and water: Mix 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide with 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the cutting board and let it sit for a few minutes. Then rinse the board with hot water and dry it with a clean towel.
Commercial cleaner: You can effectively clean and disinfect your plastic cutting board by using a cleaning agent like the Handy Andy Kitchen Cleaner Spray. The powerful formulation gets rid of dirt and germs with ease to leave your surfaces spotlessly clean. To use the Handy Andy Kitchen Cleaner to disinfect your plastic cutting board, spray a bit of the cleaner onto your cutting board and leave it to sit for a few seconds. Then scrub the board with a damp sponge before rinsing thoroughly.
You can also use Handy Andy Cream to clean and disinfect your plastic cutting board. The latest Handy Andy Cream Range guarantees the presence of 100% natural cleaning particles and ensures a residue-free cleaning experience on a wide range of surfaces. This versatile cleaning cream is specifically formulated to be safe for use in food preparation areas, thanks to its unscented formula.
#3 – Let it Dry and Store it Well
Whether you are cleaning or disinfecting your cutting board, it’s essential to let it dry completely before storing it, to prevent the growth or spread of harmful bacteria. So after cleaning, let your cutting board completely air dry and then store it in a cool, dry place.
With these simple steps, you can keep your plastic cutting board clean and free of harmful bacteria to maintain the health and well-being of your household. So give these tips a try to ensure you can cook with confidence, knowing you’re using brilliantly clean plastic cutting boards.