Cleaning my Boos Block cutting board
- sgny Feb 3, 2007 04:32 AM
Finally got a nice cutting board. What a pleasure. Just a little unclear on the best way to clean it. Should I wipe it down with a wet rag or should it be cleaned with soap and water in the sink? I've seasoned it with the mineral oil as instructed. Also, do you guys try to avoid cutting raw meat on it? Never had a good wood board and I don't won't to ruin it. CHOW!
I handwash my Boos with HOT soap and water immediately after use then IMMEDIATELY dry with a towel.
I use for everything that will be cooked from meats to veggies. I have a separate board that meat NEVER touches for salads and raw servings.
When it comes to cutting boards, you can't have just one. I use my Boos-type board for vegetable prep only, and have separate, marked, less expensive boards for raw meat, fruit, bread, and cooked meats. To decrease the risks of cross-contamination, it's advisable to not use the same cutting board for raw meats, raw vegetables, etc.
As for the separate fruit and bread boards, there's nothing worse than garlic-flavoured cantaloupe or cinnamon bread.
By the way, I wash in hot, soapy water and dry immediately, and I oil the board about every 6 months,.