‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond’s Trick for Keeping Cutting Boards Clean

“The Pioneer Woman” star Ree Drummond has tons of tips when it comes to cooking. Here’s a helpful tip she shared for how to keep wooden cutting boards clean.

Ree Drummond admits she’s not the most organized person

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During an interview with “Cowboys and Indians” magazine, Drummond gave a peek into her life on the ranch. She spoke about her new cookbook and what it takes to manage her growing business. Although Drummond usually appears cool, calm, and collected when she’s on Food Network, she revealed a lot goes into making sure things go as planned. Drummond says she’s naturally disorganized and it takes effort for her to stay on track. She explained to journalist Hunter Hauk why disaster is usually around the corner:

I’m not being self-deprecating when I say that I have always been a naturally disorganized person. I can also be very scatterbrained, and my mind can wander if I’m bored. What I have found over time, though, is that if I am passionate about the subject matter, I stay engaged much more easily. I love writing and sharing how-tos and the goings-on with my family, so it’s easy for me to chat naturally about those things.

As for being organized, that is a skill I have had to learn over time, through much trial and error–and tears and forgotten appointments. I am defensively organized, let’s put it that way. But I’m always skating on the edge of disaster in terms of becoming a complete mess.

How Ree Drummond keeps her cutting boards clean

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Stephen Colbert and Ree Drummond | Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images

In last year’s spring issue of “The Pioneer Woman” magazine, Drummond revealed how she keeps her cutting boards sparkling clean. In the magazine’s question and answer section, a reader said she noticed Drummond uses wooden cutting boards often, and she was wondering how the TV star manages to keep the boards clean.

Drummond said her secret weapons are items you probably have in your kitchen right now—lemon and soap. “It’s pretty simple: I just wash them in warm, soapy water. Sometimes I’ll cut a lemon in half and rub it over the surface, let it sit for a couple of minutes and rinse it off, to keep odors from setting in,” said Drummond.

Ree Drummond loves these kitchen tools

When Drummond is in the kitchen, there are two tools she loves to use. In the fall 2017 issue of “The Pioneer Woman” magazine, she told her readers she swears by her flat whisk and her fish spatula:

My flat whisk—because it flattens when you press it against the bottom of a pan and lets you scrape up all the good bits. And since we’re talking about scraping up stuff, I should tell you that my second-favorite tool is a fish spatula. The edge is so thin you can slide it under cookies like no one’s business!

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