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    Once I had a tool to clean my cutting board but has disappeared HOWEVER, I remember reading different things to clean the board BUT remember none of them....can anyone help me??????

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    Welcome from Ireland. I use a strip of masking tape.

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    I use a lint roller...one of those with the sticky paper on it.

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    Welcome from Louisiana. When mine got bad I asked for a new one for Christmas. I got 2 large ones. Love them!

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    A nylon scrubbie will work to clean it too.

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    I use the bath net scrubbie!! You can get them for less than a $ at Wal-Mart or dollar store.

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    Welcome from Florida Betty. I'm not worried about cleaning mine, I just wish there was a good way to "renew" one...Mine is pityful....Guess I'll have to buy one with a coupon the next time I go to Joannes.... :-)

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    I've had good look with just a damp washcloth, scrubbing in circles over the surface.

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    This what I have used. I have a self-healing mat now and less probs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    A nylon scrubbie will work to clean it too.

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    Welcome!
    i just use a damp rag.

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    I received this from a group today. It was information provided by a lady who spoke to a representative of the Olfa corporation. This is what he told her.

    "He told me the maintenance is simple: #1. after
    cutting a project (or at least once a month), wipe off any fuzzies or debris
    from the mat #2) then wipe down the mat with a mild soap and water solution -
    dish soap in warm water is perfect and a sponge with a scrubbie side dipped into
    the soapy water and wrung out well will really do the job #3. wipe dry."

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Welcome from Louisiana. When mine got bad I asked for a new one for Christmas. I got 2 large ones. Love them!
    Wow, you must have been a really good girl for Santa to do that! :D

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    I use a nylon scrubbie or the edge of my 5" inch plexiglass ruler. That works really well and is tough enough it doesn't chip or break. Once a month or so, I use a mild soap and water and dry off.

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    A nylon scrubber is my choice too.

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    HelloOOOoooo... you paid for 2 sides! Turn it over, voila, a new mat! TaDa! Please note the time, a glass of wine!

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    Damp rag

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    Mine was over 7 years old and shot. I wanted a new one. For my B-day my Mother in law gave me a new one and it is the big one! Self healing. Love it! She and I are the only sewers in the bunch. She is giving me her Janome embroidery machine when she is done with it. Exciting, except it's in the will. I'd rather have her alive longer than Wanting the machine! LOL....

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    Those microfiber cloths do a really good job cleaning up the fuzz when they're wet!

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    I save scraps of warm and white/natural to wipe off my board. They seem to pick up the strings and really help clean out the "grooves".

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    Pam! You didn't pour me one, too??? Shame on you!

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    Hello from Betty
    Thanks for the quick reply...it was the warm & natural that got stuck in the mat so I will see what helps..you gals are great..I'll remember you when I have another problem...Happy Quilting

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    That's funny, just this week I had to clean the warm & natural off of my mat. I wiped it first with a damp rag & after it dried I used the lint roller, then the damp rag again. It worked great. The batting really got stuck in those grooves.

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    I wondered what Warm and Natural was. Now I know. I've never cut batting on my mat or with a rotorary cutter. I just use scissors for that. However some fabrics can gum up a mat too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    Welcome from Florida Betty. I'm not worried about cleaning mine, I just wish there was a good way to "renew" one...Mine is pityful....Guess I'll have to buy one with a coupon the next time I go to Joannes.... :-)
    Several years ago I bought some sandpaper called jewelers cloth. It's very, very fine grit and I use it to clean off all that gunk that gets caught in the cracks. It's like whet stone used to sharpen knives. Check at Home Depot or Lowe's or Ace Hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyBird
    Once I had a tool to clean my cutting board but has disappeared HOWEVER, I remember reading different things to clean the board BUT remember none of them....can anyone help me??????

    If I am just trying to remove the little pieces of scrap materials, then I a 6x6 piece of batting. I simply just swipe it across my cutting board and it picks up all the pieces of materials/loose threads. If it needs to be cleaned, then I use a soft rag dipped in water/vinegar solution mix and wipe over my board. You might tend to think this would make the board smell like vinegar but it doesn't!! :)

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