I inherited this pull-out wooden cutting board when we purchased our condo but have not used it frequently due to its damage. I don't think the previous owners really cared for it, and it definitely needs a good sanding and sealing, but since I've started a new bread-baking habit, it was time to at least get to cleaning and caring for it.
What You Need:
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 cup water (room temperature)
Sea Salt (about 2 tablespoons)
Mineral Oil or board oil (I prefer Blackcreek Mercantile Cutting Board Oil)
A good kitchen towel that you don't mind getting dirty.
1. Using one half of your kitchen towel, wipe down the cutting board with a solution of 2 tablespoons vinegar to 1 cup water. Try to get all those little stains off!
2. Cut your lemon in half, and dip it into the sea salt. Use the lemon as a scrubber and scrub all around the board, getting into the cut grooves.
3. Wipe down the board with water, and pat dry.
4. Dip the other half of the kitchen towel into the mineral/board oil, and massage into the wood. Buff with a dry part of the towel when finished.
5. There you have it! Your naturally clean and deodorized cutting board!
(Images: Andie Powers)