How Should I Clean My Smelly Wooden Cutting Board?

How Should I Clean My Smelly Wooden Cutting Board?

Emma Christensen
Jun 4, 2014
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Q: I had some people over a couple days ago, and someone used my wooden cutting board to cut some raw chicken for kabobs. It didn't get cleaned until the following night. Problem: It still smells a little. Now it smells like garlicky vinegar paste that spoiled slightly.

So far, I've sprayed with soap and water, scrubbed with salt, wiped clean, scrubbed with salt and baking soda, then sprayed with white vinegar and let that sit for a couple minutes, scrubbed with remaining slurry, then set to dry.

Toss it, or let it dry for a bit and repeat the above disenfecting steps till it seems better? Or set aside for meat only now?

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