Wooden plates and small serving boards are a popular way to serve food at home. They are durable and made from all-natural materials, which makes them a sustainable choice, but scratches and small cracks can harbor germs over time. To clean them, never put them in the dishwasher; lengthy exposure to water and heat can make the cracks worse, since it can expand the wood. Instead, hand wash them thoroughly in warm soapy water, then use a little hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar to sanitize. Rinse, and you’re good to go.
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