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The two most popular woods used for cutting boards today are not only durable but if treated right, that will last for years and provide natural antimicrobial benefits.

 

ACACIA HARDWOOD

Acacia wood is a type of hardwood that is known for its durability and water resistance. It is also naturally antimicrobial, making it a good choice for cutting boards.

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Acacia wood cutting boards are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they can be used to chop meat, vegetables, and other foods. 

BAMBOO

Bamboo is a type of grass that is known for its strength and flexibility. It is also naturally antimicrobial, making it a good choice for cutting boards. Bamboo cutting boards are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they can be used to chop meat, vegetables, and other foods.

 

WOOD CUTTING BOARDS SHOULD NEVER GO IN THE DISHWASHER

The hot water and harsh detergents can damage the wood, causing it to warp and crack. This can create small pockets where bacteria can harbor and grow. In addition, the high heat of the dishwasher can kill the natural antimicrobial compounds in acacia wood and bamboo. This makes the cutting board more susceptible to bacterial contamination.

HOW TO CLEAN AND CARE FOR WOOD BOARDS

To clean an acacia wood or bamboo cutting board, simply hand wash it with warm, soapy water. Be sure to scrub the board thoroughly with a soft sponge or brush. After washing, rinse the board well with cold water and pat it dry with a clean towel. Once a week, or more often if you use the board frequently, disinfect it with a solution of one part vinegar to four parts water. Wipe the board down with the vinegar solution and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it off with cold water and drying it with a clean towel.

OILING YOUR CUTTING CUTTING BOARD

To help extend the life of your acacia wood or bamboo cutting board, be sure to oil it regularly. Use a food-grade oil, such as mineral oil or coconut oil. Apply the oil to the board with a clean cloth and let it soak in for a few hours before wiping off any excess oil.

Conclusion Acacia wood and bamboo cutting boards are a safe and durable choice for kitchen use. Their natural antimicrobial properties help to kill bacteria and prevent the growth of mold and mildew. To keep your cutting board in good condition, be sure to hand wash it and oil it regularly.

Link Built-in Cutting Boards is the leader in integrated cutting boards for commercial and residential homes.  We exclusivey use only the best quality hardwoods proven to provide the best protection from harmful bacteria.  Our built-in design next to the kitchen sink makes cleaning easy so your cutting board will always be clean, dry, and ready to use where you need it the most, next to the heart of the kitchen, your undermount sink.

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