You’re cleaning your cutting board wrong and it could make you ill

Raw meat, juicy fruits and vegetables, herbs, fish — your cutting board has been underneath it all. Cutting boards are an integral part of any kitchen, but with all of this chopping action, isn’t there a hygiene concern? Most of us wash our cutting boards with warm, soapy water, thinking we’ve taken care of the task and happily move on to something else. But cutting boards have been reported to harbor 200 percent more fecal bacteria than your everyday toilet seat. It’s time to switch up our cleaning routine. Washing with soapy liquid is effective at killing harmful bacteria present on other kitchen items — plates, cutlery, utensils, counters — it just can’t compete with the cold, hard surface of a cutting board, meaning bacteria can linger and make you ill. Sarah from Expert Home Tips told The Mirror that bleach is the answer. “Soaking chopping boards in bleach after every use…

KitchenAid just whipped up a new limited-edition monochromatic mixer for 2017

If bridal showers and cooking shows are any indication, the KitchenAid stand mixer has remained the most popular piece of equipment in the kitchen for decades. It’s durability and mixing power have helped the top-tier mixer maintain it’s status since the 1930s. But you don’t need to be an aspiring chef to appreciate the company’s bright and bold color palettes. It’s also a well-known fact that these glossy appliances look gorgeous just sitting on a countertop. From empire red to tangerine to cobalt, there’s a color for any kitchen—85 available colors and finishes, actually. But just when you thought you had your perfect color picked out for your dream kitchen, the KitchenAid company announced last week it would be released a limited edition all-black style—not the shiny, licorice black already available. This new black mixer makes that black mixer look like rainbows and sunshine. The Artisian Black Tie 5-Quart Stand Mixer in mostly matte…