All I am seeing just now on “home style” sites is how to clean your wooden chopping board or for the more discerning amongst us) a butchers block. I’m obviously late to this party. For the last 22 years I have been cleaning my wooden chopping boards (I have had more than 1 over the years!) with hot water and washing up liquid…….. So it’s time to see if any of these methods work better than good old soap and water.

Before

This week, I will be trying the salt and lemon method.

I’ve got my chopping board and I’ve sprinkled it with coarse salt and rubbed it vigorously with half a lemon. Then I get to leave it for 5 minutes while the salt and lemon work their magic.

Now for the potentially gross part of scraping the salt and lemon concoction off the board and then a quick rinse with water, leave it to dry and here are the results. It looks brighter and smells fresh – this seems to work!

The results!

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