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Aug 30, 2006 09:00 AM

Smelly Cutting Board

I made fresh sardines last night and this morning my cutting board still smells very fishy. I've tried scrubbing it extensively with lots of soap but that has not worked. The cutting board is made out of wood and is relatively new. Am I doomed with a fishy board forever? Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. I would try rubbing with cut lemon or bottled lemon juice. If that doesn't work, sprinkle with baking soda and scrub with a wet sponge.

    1. I'd wash it down with diluted bleach.

      1. Both good suggestions. For the future - you might want to consider using a plastic board for fish/meat - then you can just stick it in the dishwasher.

        1. Sprinkle kosher salt on your board. Then scrub with a cut lemon. The salt should act as a mild abrasive. Good luck.

          1. Try diluted distilled vinegar; 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water.