Studies have shown that wood can actually be more sanitary in the long run. People assume that because wood is a porous surface and plastic isn’t, plastic boards are more resistant to bacteria. So while sparkling new plastic cutting boards might be easy to disinfect, any weathered plastic board will hold onto bacteria.Click to see full answer. Consequently, what is the most sanitary type of cutting board? Plastic Subsequently, question is, are wooden cutting boards hygienic? Plastic cutting boards, Cliver found, are easier to sanitize. But cutting on them also leaves lots of grooves where bacteria can hide. Wood is tougher to sanitize, but it’s also (often) tougher in general – you won’t find as many deep scratches in the surface. Regarding this, how do you disinfect a wooden cutting board? Pour Hydrogen Peroxide Onto Cutting Board Surface Hydrogen peroxide will safely and effectively disinfect the surface of a wood cutting board. Pour the 3% hydrogen peroxide over the board. Spread it around using a clean sponge. Let it stand for a few minutes.Do wooden cutting boards harbor bacteria?Recent research, however, shows that a wood cutting board is no more likely than a plastic one to harbor harmful bacteria. So it’s fine to use either as long as you follow a few basic rules. First, use at least two cutting boards to avoid cross-contamination. Always dry cutting boards thoroughly before storing them.