Chopping boards may harbour dangerous bacteria that can cross-contaminate your food. They can also get stinky and unpleasant if you don’t clean them properly. Don’t coat your chopping boards in nasty chemicals, try these natural alternatives instead.
Undiluted white vinegar is a good choice for disinfecting chopping boards. If deodorising is also required, sprinkle baking soda on the boards, spray with full-strength white vinegar and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
1 tbsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. salt
Little bit of water
Use the above to create a paste. Scrub boards thoroughly, rinse with hot water. Suitable for plastic or wooden boards.
To get rid of lingering smells on your cutting boards
Slice a lemon in half. Rub the centre against the cutting boards. This also helps to sanitise the boards.
Stained teacups and coffee mugs
There’s something unappetising about stained mugs and teacups. Keep them clean and bright with this simple recipe.
1-part baking soda
1. Combine the above in each cup or mug
2. Leave to soak overnight
3. Wipe down the insides with a sponge
4. Rinse in hot water