How to clean chopping boards
by Jennifer Sinclair
Your chopping board is a kitchen staple, but just how clean is it? Keeping it clean will ensure cross-contamination in the kitchen is minimised and the risk of food poisoning avoided.
For a quick clean spray your board with Gyre and Gymble Multi Surface Spray, scrub clean and rinse with boiling water. Stand the board up and leave to dry.
It is a good idea to regularly deep clean food preparation boards, both plastic and timber. For a deep clean you will need:
- Gyre and Gymble Multi Surface Spray
- Boiling water
- Table or rock salt
- Half a lemon or a bottled of lemon juice
Sprinkle a teaspoon of salt onto the board and use half a lemon, or lemon juice, and scrub the board. Once done leave for a minute then rinse with boiling water. Leave to dry totally on both sides.
Source: NHS How to prepare and cook food safely