- Joined Nov 29, 2012
I'm not here to argue with you. I simply don't agree with your opinions on this matter.After reviewing your posts I'm forced to acknowleyou are not reading these posts thoroughly, or are taking them waay out of context.
Have you read the study I linked earlier? I hope so. Here are a few more:
And here are some articles about the safety of wood vs plastic:
I never said any of this. All I said was that I just don't believe most people at home will take the proper steps to sanitize a plastic board. Just like most people at home never think about sharpening their kitchen knives. It's just a thing they won't do, or won't do correctly. Obviously, you're not a member of the "most people" group in this regard.Really? " Most" people at home DONT sanitize their measuring cups, blender bowls, ladles, chinaware, silverware, glassware in the dishwasher?
Dont paint me with that brush, nor the countless zillion other people who are aware of basic hygiene at home.
I use the methods I referenced earlier.How exactly do YOU sanitize a wood cutting board that youve cleaned pork tenderloins on, or filleted salmon, or butterflied shrimp on?
I never mentioned anything about preventing scarring. Aldente asked about acceptable wood board sealants, one of which is USP-grade white mineral oil. (Yes, it is marketed with multiple purposes.) Boos offers both an oil and a paste, and both are blends of white mineral oil and beeswax. Also, now would be a good time to mention that wood boards, in general, scar less than plastic boards, and that end-grain wood boards are considered to have more "self-healing" properties than edge/side/face-grain boards. Oh, and I would guess that using a board paste/wax would actually make your wood board less susceptible to scarring. Not "impervious," mind you, just better protected against them.Do you actually believe that treating cutting boards with mineral oil--also labled and sold as as a laxative, stool softner, and skin moisturizer, will somehow, magically render the wood board impervious to scarring ?
Yes.Do you really think that treating a cutting board with vinegar will kill bacteria and pathogens?
Will it kill everything? No.
Are you ready for more reading?
Again, I'm not here to argue with you. I'm sure you can find articles that support your own opinions. All I'm saying is that there are safe, less toxic alternatives than what you believe to be the only way.
I will offer one correction to a recurring statement: most plastic boards are made from polyethylene, not nylon.