Keep in mind that wooden choppers shouldn’t be washed with your usual dishwashing detergent. Toxic detergent substances fall deep into the wood fiber, especially if it has knife cuts, and those toxic substances will get into food. And this isn’t a healthy way of cooking even if you use organic food. Use only natural solutions to cleanse them and disinfect them.
I prefer using wood choppers because they last over time, and don’t affect the knife’s blade. But, over time, it gets that onion or garlic smell, and it means that bacteria appeared. To avoid this from happening, use this natural cleaning method!
– baking soda
For superficial meat or vegetable stains, you can use salt and lemon. Sprinkle a generous salt layer over the wooden chopper, and then rub well with half a lemon. This will whiten the wood, and it will remove those ugly stains and it will disinfect the wood fiber in depth.
For more difficult blood or red veggies stains, such as beets or red cabbage, use baking soda and vinegar. Leave these 2 solutions to act for a few minutes, and then rub vigorously with a sponge and wash thoroughly with hot water. When it’s dry you will say that is another wooden chopper.