Krrb Presents Quicks Tips — How to Clean a Cutting Board


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Put down the phone and listen up. We editors at Krrb know you have no time for long-winded how-to’s, so we’ll keep it short. We’ve launched a video series of Quick Tips to help you with life’s little lessons. In under a minute, you can get useful information from an expert, like how to clean your cutting board, sanitize a flea market find, or tell the difference between a knock off and the real thing. So unless you get caught up watching hundreds in a row, which – warning – you just might, you can quickly get back to monitoring your news feeds or whatever you were doing.

Our first video up is quick lesson on the best way to clean and disinfect your cutting board. We went straight to the source for this how to. Pete Raho of Gowanus Furniture Co. is a Brooklyn-based wood worker who makes cutting boards, wine racks, and shelving systems ideal for space-challenged homes. To see more of his hand crafted woodwork, check out Gowanus Furniture’s Krrb corner.

  • Lexi Nelson

    It’s not just your hands that need washing before, during and after food
    preparation. To prevent food poisoning, it’s also important to remember
    to wash your cutting boards. If not cleaned and maintained properly,
    cutting boards can hold harmful bacteria and spread food poisoning

    Best regards!
    Raynes Park Carpet Cleaners Ltd.

  • Vanessa Londono

    Right. But submerging a wooden cutting board into water will ruin it. Lemon and salt act as a natural disinfectant.

  • You have to clean the thing a lot so make sure you buy one that you can get into your sink to scrub with hot water after cutting up a raw piece of meat. You don’t want to get sick from a dirty cutting board. 

  • Chopping tasks are so much easier when you have plenty of room on your cutting surface, it gives you not only enough space for the finished chopped veggies or fruit but also for the waste scraps. 

  • Nice video! The same technique works for coffee pots but with a bit of ice. Throw some ice, salt and lemons in the pot and swish around. It will be sparkling in seconds!