NO! Chlorine breaks down the molecular structure of High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE), the stuff that cutting boards are made of. It oxidizes the plastic causing it to flake off in tiny pieces, reducing the board’s lifespan. Additionally, it leaves a sticky film that is near impossible to clean off. This acts like a magnet for dirt and grime and therefore compounds the problem.

Should chlorine bleach be used to clean and sanitize our cutting boards?