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RealSimple: A Guide to Cleaning Household Surfaces

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A Guide to Cleaning Household Surfaces

By Christine Camean and Jennifer Jafarzadeh

With just one bucket of supplies, you can scrub the entire house.

Butcher Block

Use: A few drops of mild detergent, like dishwashing liquid, and warm water. (If coated with urethane or polyurethane, follow care instructions for Hardwood Cabinets).

Tools: A cloth or sponge.

Tips: After cleaning, rinse with plain water and pat dry. Water left on the surface will stain. Replace boards that have cracks, as bacteria can grow there. Sanitize with a slice of lemon, not bleach, which is unsafe around food.

Tough stains: Unlike most surfaces, butcher blocks can be professionally sanded.

(Michele Gastl)

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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