A cutting board is essential — even if you only ever cut drink garnishes, slicing limes on a dormroom desk is pretty gross.
You will need
- A wooden cutting board
- Hot water
- Dishwashing liquid
- Coarse salt
- A lemon cut in half
- A clean
- dry towel
- A drying rack or clean surface to lean against
- Fine-grained sandpaper
- Food-safe mineral oil
Step 1 Scrub both sides When you’re finished using the board, use a sponge to scrub both sides with hot water and dishwashing liquid.
Step 2 Rinse well Rinse well, but do not dunk your board.
Never leave your wooden cutting board in water—the wood can split.
Step 3 Rub w/ salt & lemon If stains persist, dust the board with coarse salt and rub the board vigorously with half of a lemon. Rinse.
Step 4 Dry with towel Dry the board with a clean towel.
Step 5 Allow to dry Place the board in a drying rack or lean it against a clean surface to allow it to dry completely.
If you are drying more than one board, do not stack them.
Step 6 Sand down difficult stains For impossible stains, sand the spot down with a piece of fine-grained sandpaper, making sure to go with the grain of the wood. If your friends mock you for your cleanliness, refuse to garnish their drinks.
Did You Know:
Christopher Columbus introduced lemons to the Western world.