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Your “to clean” list after hosting Thanksgiving could have rivaled Everest, but you tackled it all. After scrubbing the dishes, cleaning the stove, and wiping down every surface in your kitchen, just one thing refuses to sparkle: the cutting board.
A grimy board is more than an eyesore in your otherwise spotless kitchen; it’s also a health hazard. If your raw Thanksgiving turkey spent some time sitting on a wood board (use plastic next time!), the bacteria could have soaked into the grain where it can spread to foods you place on it following the bird. Scrub away the germs and smells in just minutes without using any harsh chemicals or cleaners. All you need is a lemon and coarse salt.
Simply sprinkle your cutting board with the coarse salt (this trick will work equally well for wood as for plastic) before using half of a lemon to scrub it in circles over the surface of the board. After a couple minutes of scrubbing, rinse the board with a final soap and water treatment. You’ll have scoured it of messes while simultaneously sanitizing. Now that’s lemony fresh.