Now, We found the chopping board are used in our kitchen as a regular tools, whatever it is to cut vegetables, meat, fruit or other cooked foods, chopping boards make our cooking more sample and efficient, it is the tools that most handy products for our kitchen, we will find them in various of materials. The most common material are plastic or wood, second material are bamboo and glass, they chopping board can be in distinct shapes and sizes, we can select them as per our requirements, we normally do not care about their shapes but chopping boards do help we save more jobs in kitchen in half. when we finished cooking, we can rinse the board with water, but is rinsing with water enough to clean the board?  Does it still contain bacteria that might cause our health diseases? is plastic cutting board really better than wooden type? Let’s go over these questions one by one and try to find answer in this article.

Clean a Chopping Board:
There are many argue say people always obsesses when choosing the plastic vs wood cutting boards, someone thinks, plastic board is more prone to bacteria, because it’s surface is not porous, but compared to wooden type, it has not enough condition to reproduce when bacteria penetrate into the surface, while, wooden board are quite different, because it was a ntural material, bacteria are more prone to increase and increase when it get into the surface. in another reason, plastic board is normally made of chemosynthesis material,  manufacturers like to add anti-bacterial additives into the board, which can help killing the bacteria promptly, but wood board can not do it like plastic.But I can not recommend which choice is better, perhaps, different person have different idea in choosing plastic or wooden board,

Wooden Boards
There are variety of woods used in making chopping boards. Out of them, the most popular one is bamboo board. However, regardless of which wood is used to make the chopping block you own, the following cleaning tips should be administered.
•To clean, place drain stopper in the kitchen sink and fill it halfway with hot water. Wear rubber gloves and add 2 squirts of dishwashing soap.
•Use one hand to mix the soap in water properly and place the board in. Take a Scotch-Brite and scrub the surface of the board.
•Once done, unplug the stopper so the soapy water drains. Turn the hot water tap on and rinse the board thoroughly.
•To sanitize, again place the stopper and fill the sink halfway with hot water. Mix in 1 tablespoon chlorine bleach with the water.
•Submerge the wooden board completely in the bleach water and leave it in for about 10 minutes. Rinse under hot water and leave the board in the sun to dry completely.
•If you don’t want to use bleach, then add some lemon juice into the hot water and submerge the wooden board in it.
•Rinse the board properly, let it dry completely, and then use it.

Plastic Boards
Over time, plastic cutting boards tend to have deep cuts because of the sharp knives. If these deep cuts on the board are not disinfected properly, you could be risking the chances of passing on bacteria. It is advised that you change plastic boards after sometime as plastic boards are used for cutting meat and poultry. Now before you comply with the following tips on cleaning and sanitizing plastic board, read the instructions to clean it that are printed on the wrapping. If there are any discrepancies, follow the instructions given on the wrapping instead.
•To clean, take a sponge and wipe the board after every use. With a plastic brush, scrub the surface of the cutting board.
•First, fill the sink with hot water with few squirts of dishwashing soap. Submerge the board in and scrub with the plastic brush.
•To sanitize, empty the sink and fill it again with warm water. Add sanitizing soap (available in stores) and again submerge the board for 10 minutes.
•Empty the sink and rinse the board under warm water. Let the board dry completely and lastly, place it inside the dishwasher.
•Run it through one cycle, rinse one last time, and leave the board in the sun to dry thoroughly.
These cutting board cleaning tips mentioned in the article should be followed on a regular basis. Just rinsing plastic and wooden cutting boards under water isn’t enough. Keep proper care of the cutting boards and avoid the risk of spreading bacteria.