How to Resurface a Plastic Cutting Board [Some Easy Steps]

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The kitchen is one of the main places in your home where you prepare food. Cutting boards are often used to chop, slice, or dice vegetables and other foods.

Unfortunately, after years of use cutting boards can become dull and start to get cracks or chips in them that can harbor bacteria. This blog post will show you how to resurface a plastic cutting board so it’s like new again.

The process to resurface a plastic cutting board

  • Put on a pair of rubber gloves and grab some dish soap.
  • Pour the dish soap onto the plastic cutting board and scrub off any food particles that are stuck to it with a sponge
  • Rinse off the board under running water and pat dry with paper towels
  • Grab your sandpaper (220 grit) and gently rub it against one side of the surface, starting from one corner of the cutting board
  • Apply more pressure as you go along until you reach the opposite corner
  • Repeat steps 4-5 on all four sides of your plastic cutting board until it’s completely resurfaced

Why should I resurface a plastic cutting board?

A plastic cutting board is a kitchen staple that many people take for granted. While most people know that they need to disinfect their food prep surfaces, few of them realize that they also need to care for their cutting boards.

The average lifespan of a plastic cutting board is about three years and over time the surface will scratch and dull. This means you’re not getting all the nutrients from your vegetables or meat because it’s being cut down into smaller pieces which are harder to digest.

So if you want to get more vitamins out of your food, make sure you resurface your plastic cutting boards regularly. A well maintained and properly resurfaced cutting board will serve you for years to come, saving you money in the long run. It’s important to keep your boards clean and dry after every use.

A simple way to do this is by rubbing them with a lemon wedge before washing them off with hot soapy water. Resurfacing your cutting board periodically will help maintain its surface which reduces bacteria growth and improves performance over time.

How do you sand a plastic cutting board?

Sanding a plastic cutting board is simple and fast. All you need to do is take some coarse sandpaper, wet it with water, lightly press it against the surface of your cutting board and then wipe away the excess residue. It only takes about 10 minutes or less for this process to be completed. You can also use steel wool if you want more of a shine on your finished product. Just make sure that you are gentle when using either material so as not to scratch up the surface too much!

Tell me the best kind of sand paper for cutting boards?

There are many different types of sand paper, but which is the best kind for cutting boards? This blog post will explore the different types of sandpaper and what they are used for.

Here are a few different types of sandpaper that can be used to cut boards. Some people use wet/dry paper, some people prefer the rough side of emery cloth for more control, and others prefer using abrasive belts on a belt sander.

How do I maintain a cutting board?

  • Clean the cutting board with soap and water after each use
  • Place a damp towel under the cutting board to prevent it from sliding around
  • Store your cutting boards in an elevated position so they don’t sit in any liquids or other food particles
  • Cut off any dried out pieces of food on the board before storing it away
  • Apply mineral oil every few months to keep it looking new for longer periods of time
  • Don’t store anything sharp on top of your cutting boards, including knives, because this can damage them over time


I hope this quick guide has been helpful for you and that your cutting boards look as good as new soon. If not, don’t worry! We have a selection of fresh ones available in the store so stop by today to take advantage of our discounts on all kitchenware.


What material should I use to resurface a plastic cutting board?

While many people use sand paper to resurface their plastic cutting boards, I recommend using steel wool. It’s effective for getting rid of the scratches and is much safer than sand paper.

How often do I have to sand my cutting board?

It depends on how much you use it. If you cut fruits and vegetables often, sanding every three weeks should be enough to keep the board in good shape.

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