Disinfect Plastic Cutting Boards In The Microwave

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Most of our slicing and dicing in the kitchen is done on our wood cutting board. We do still have a plastic one around for a spare and until now have been quite confident in our ability to keep it clean using soap and water. Recently we learned a new trick that will not only clean our boards but guarantee that they’re disinfected as well.

Real Simple shared this tip and since it was one we hadn’t heard before, we thought it might be new to you as well. They say that rubbing a plastic cutting board with the cut side of a lemon and then putting it in the microwave will disinfect it of all its lovely bacteria. That is, if your cutting board fits in your microwave.

• Check out their other 14 tips on their list of surprising uses for the microwave, although we think you’ll find you already know most of them.

(Images: GE via Appliancist; Rick Lew for Real Simple)