Kitchen

Take a Proactive Approach

A recent study by the Food and Drug Administration found that microbes can get trapped in both plastic and wooden surfaces. Gross fact: rinsing alone may not solve the problem and trapped bacteria can survive in a dormant stage for long periods. It is recommended that caution be taken when using any type of cutting board. Keep those surfaces cleaner, longer, with these helpful tips.

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Scrub cutting boards with hot soapy water, however, never fully submerge wooden boards in water or place them in the dishwasher. Both of these can cause over drying of the board and stripping of oils. Sandpaper can be used to remove stains by sanding gently along the grain. To sanitize the board, use one part vinegar to five parts hot water water and allow the solution to coat the surface for two to three minutes before rinsing. Keep your cutting board in an upright position when not in use, as moisture will encourage the growth of stain-causing bacteria.

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Bacteria can get trapped in the natural cracks and ridges in your cutting board. Purchasing a product with built-in antimicrobial technology adds additional peace of mind. Typically available on plastic cutting boards, antimicrobial silver is added to the plastic as the boards are manufactured. This means that the silver actively provides a durable, inhospitable barrier to stain-causing bacteria. The technology is dishwasher safe and lasts the life of the product. As the cutting board ages, the power of the antimicrobial technology is still there as fresh cuts expose more of the technology to the surface.

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Neoflam manufacturers a variety of kitchen gadgets and  housewares under the Neoflam® brand names including cutting boards, vacuum food storage containers, slicers, cutlery, etc.

With an overwhelming 75% of consumers concerned with the presence of microbes in the kitchen, Neoflam products are perfect applications for the built-in protection of Microban® antimicrobial technology.

Neoflam Cutting Boards with Microban antimicrobial protection are available online.

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