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To clean cutting boards that are used for produce, try one of these three options. 1. The Environmental Protection Agency notes that soap and water kills bacteria. Wash the cutting board with soap & water ( use real liquid soap, such as Dr. Bronner’s). Scrub with a sturdy scrub brush, to get into all the nooks and crannies. 2. Wash with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide alternating with straight white distilled vinegar. Let each material rest on the cutting board for 10 minutes before rinsing. con't
3. If you like the smell of lavender, make an antibacterial spray by mixing about 10 drops of the pure essential oil of lavender to 1 cup of wrater in a spray bottle. Shake to blend. Spray on the cutting board & don't rinse.
Keep a clean spray bottle filled with straight 5 percent vinegar in your kitchen near your cutting board and in your bathroom and use them for cleaning. I often spray the vinegar on our cutting board before going to bed at night, and don’t even rinse but let it set overnight. The smell of vinegar dissipates within a few hours. Straight vinegar is also great for cleaning the toilet rim. Just spray it on and wipe off. 432
Rather than cutting grapes, cherries or cherry tomatoes one by one, try this. Arrange the fruit close together on a cutting board. Take a flat object (such as the flat part of a plate bottom), and place on top of the fruit. Press firmly, but gently. Run a sharp knife through the fruit, halfway between the flat object and the cutting board. Voila! Several fruit cut at once.
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