Question: Are Wooden Cutting Boards Hygenic?

December 30, 2009


Anonymous's picture

Wooden cutting boards, when kept properly cleaned, are as hygenic as any other surface. The main issue is not the board, but avoiding cross-contamination by keeping the surface clean between uses.

The Heritage Cook's picture

Yes, as long as you clean them properly. Hot water and soap after every use and rinse it occasionally in a water/bleach solution. The biggest issue is using the cutting board for raw meats and then, before washing it, cutting other items on it. Just be careful about cross contamination and you'll be fine.