Cleaning Butcher Block - Vinegar or Not?
I am turning to the experts for advice. I am the doting owner of beautiful cherry butcher block counters, including a large end cut works surface. I have my scraper and my mineral oil and mineral oil/beeswax mixture, but I want to know the best way to kill bacteria (meat) and odors (garlic). Internet resources suggest white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide are good for this purpose, but I've seen some retailers warn about the warping and worse properties of vinegar if it comes in contact with the wood.
What should I be doing to make sure I am sanitary and that everything is not infused with garlic.
Also, if bleach is not good for waterlox, which is what my stand-alone cabinet is finished with, what can I use on that?
Thanks in advance for your help and guidance!