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Stubborn Stains In Your Plastic Cutting Board? This Is How To Get Rid Of Them

And that without aggressive detergents

Plastic cutting boards are indispensable in the kitchen. You can use them to spread your sandwiches for lunch or to cut meat and vegetables. However, they can also leave stubborn stains on the cutting board that you can’t get off during your “normal” dish washing routine. Therefore, we share the following tips.

Thorough cleaning

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Tomatoes, red peppers or parsley: it can all cause stubborn stains to appear on your cutting board. Fortunately, there are ways to get those stains out. For starters, it’s important to clean the board thoroughly after use. This can be done either by hand and detergent, or in the dishwasher. After that, it is also important that the cutting board dries well. The scratches caused by cutting can leave behind a lot of bacteria – and that’s something you want to avoid!

Multiple cutting boards

To prevent such bacteria, the Nutrition Center recommends using multiple cutting boards. It is best to use a different board for each type of food. Working with different colors can provide an overview. Red for meat, white for bread, green for vegetables, blue for fish and yellow for poultry. This way you know exactly which cutting board is for what, you don’t get them mixed up and you avoid cross contamination. Of course, you can also stick to one board, in which case it is extra important to clean (and dry) it well before you start on the next cutting job.

Wondering what tools you can use to clean your cutting boards properly? Then read on to the next page.

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