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How to Clean a Wooden Cutting Board

How to Clean a Wooden Cutting Board

A big wooden cutting board is the cast-iron pan of ingredient prep: an essential kitchen tool that’s heavy, totally beloved, built to last forever, and not at all intuitive to clean. You might still puzzle over all the cast-iron seasoning steps, but you’ll be an expert on how to clean a wooden cutting board. Can you wash a wooden cutting board with soap? Like all wooden kitchenware—spoons, salad bowls, cheese plates, the whole shebang—a wooden cutting board should never be put through the dishwasher. How should you dry your wooden cutting board?