Since wooden cutting boards are safe for use with meat, I was wondering if I can reuse the cedar grilling planks.
Yossarian's answer to this question about how to prepare a plank says you can use one again depending on what you're cooking.
The ones I bought were fairly expensive, so I'd like to get as much use out of them as possible.
I will generally reuse a plank on two conditions:
In order to reuse the plank, I clean it with soap and water, the same way I'd clean a wooden chopping board. I've never managed to use a plank more than twice and I usually just toss them after a single use.
Keep in mind that a dried cedar plank is a dried cedar plank. Cost is generally more based on the store that you buy it in than the product you're buying. A hardware super store (like Home Depot) will generally have these quite cheap.
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