Owning a plastic cutting board is only half the responsibility. If you don’t take care of your plastic cutting board, it will quickly become unusable. Though people often debate whether to use plastic and wooden cutting boards, the simple truth is that if you don’t keep your cutting board clean, it will house bacteria. That is why it is so important that you know how to clean a plastic cutting board and keep it stain-free. How to Clean a Plastic Cutting Board There are two ways to clean a plastic cutting board: by dishwasher or by hand. Unlike wooden cutting board, plastic ones can go in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. Put your plastic cutting board in a dishwasher and wash on high heat. Be mindful that repetitive high heat could potentially warp the board. If you don’t want to use a dishwasher, there are a few ways to clean the board by hand. Cleaning by Hand One benefit of washing the cutting board by hand is that you can control the temperature and prevent any warping. To clean your cutting board, mix one teaspoon of bleach with one quart of water. Use a sponge or scrub brush to clean the board. Make sure you rinse off
In the age of Coronavirus, our world has been turned upside down. Hundreds of businesses have gone under or are struggling to stay open. Many of these businesses include restaurants, bakeries, bars, delis and supermarkets. However, when it comes to cutting board compliance and Coronavirus, there is no uncertainty – having clean prep surfaces is vital. It is more important now than ever to follow cutting board regulations and ensure germs aren’t being spread. If you have a cutting board, whether at a small bakery or a multi-chain restaurant, meet compliance by following these three rules. Replace Cutting Boards The first step to ensuring safety and cleanliness with cutting boards is replacing any that need so. As soon as a cutting board becomes difficult to clean or has deep grooves, warps or cracks should be replaced. These deep grooves, warps and cracks can house bacteria and cause food to become contaminated. Avoid all this and meet health codes by replacing cutting boards frequently. Keep Cutting Boards Clean During Coronavirus Along with replacing old cutting boards, constantly clean dirty ones. Make sure you wash boards after every use, even if it is something as simple as chopping onions. Before cleaning the board, remove all food particles, especially any
At Cutting Board Werks, our custom cutting boards are made out of two materials: high-density polyethylene, or HDPE, and Richlite. We already discussed HDPE in a previous blog, but what is Richlite? What can it be used for? Why is it used in our cutting boards? Let’s find out. What is Richlite? Richlite is a paper-based fiber composite material made from layers of resin-infused paper. It was created over 70 years ago in the 1940s, and it was originally meant for industrial tooling and pattern making in the aerospace industry. It is often used for high-heat applications. Over the last several decades, it has become the premium material for a variety of fields: space, sports, marine, culinary, architecture, design, machines, automotive and more. You can find it in furniture, skateparks, guitars, cutting boards, signage, tables, phone cases and other products. In the commercial foodservice industry, Richlite is valued due to its sanitary properties, extreme durability and low maintenance requirements. It can also withstand most acidic foods. How is Richlite Made? Richlite looks a lot like wood but is made up of resin and high quality custom craft paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or recycled paper. The paper is saturated with resin before being cut.