Plastic cutting boards are cheap and handy for all kinds of kitchen duties. You can even use different colored ones for different jobs to help you avoid cross-contamination. Awesome, right? But when it comes time to clean them, sometimes these little plastic beauties can present some challenges. They often have a textured surface, and when you consider the knife marks, you might always wonder if you’re really getting them clean — not to mention the stains. Here’s how to handle your plastic cutting boards so they’ll be clean and safe when you need them.
1. Fill Your Sink
First, fill your sink with enough hot water to cover your cutting boards. You’ll probably need about a gallon or so. Get it good and hot for extra germ-killing.