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The Genius Way Martha Stewart Brings An Old Cutting Board Back
To Life
Martha Stewart, known for her invaluable kitchen tips, offers a genius solution to breathe new life into old wooden cutting boards, especially those marred with stains or odors.
To use her method, rinse your cutting board with water, then rub a halved lemon across it. Next, generously sprinkle coarse salt, either kosher or sea salt, onto
the board.
Use lemon again to "exfoliate" the board. This slightly abrasive cleaning action lifts stains and smells due to the natural cleaning and deodorizing powers of the two ingredients.
If the stain persists, Stewart recommends another tip: sanding the cutting side with sandpaper, washing off all the wood dust, and then saturating your board with mineral oil.