Originally Posted by thomasjurisd
Bob, what do you use to clean up your cutting board afterwards? I ask because like you I have a wooden one. I usually try to lay down wax paper or foil before doing a bacon weave just to make the clean up less of a hassle but sometimes I'm in a rush and just lay it right on the wood. Chlorox and water?
I'm glad you asked, I love my cutting board! (weird, I know!)
I use Greased Lightning with a scouring pad, then wipe it off with a paper towel. I got turned on to Greased Lightning by Rod Gray at the Pellet Envy class in KC (they're one of his sponsors). The stuff is really great at cutting grease and oil!
Next, I hit it with water/bleach. I keep that mix in spray bottle in the counter under the sink. Then I dry it, once again with paper towel.
Finally, I wipe it down with some mineral oil (food grade), again with a paper towel. I go through a lot of paper towels!
I use this process pretty much every time I use the board for something messy, it's not as hard as it sounds and it goes very quickly. The board is now a few years old, and still looks like new. It was a great investment, and I take good care of it.