August 4, 2022

Not all kitchen utensils can be cleaned quickly by washing or throwing in the dishwasher and this is definitely the case with wooden utensils.

However, they are fairly easy to clean – the right way means you don’t have to scrub and they will last longer.


Wooden utensils are easy to clean, but it is important that you do them properly.Credit: Getty
The best way to clean wooden utensils is with warm water and mild soap.


The best way to clean wooden utensils is with warm water and mild soap.Credit: Getty

According to House DigestWooden utensils should last about five years before they need to be replaced, but their age depends on how you care for them.

The worst thing you can do with your wooden spoons is to put them in the dishwasher, as noted by the men’s lifestyle website The Manual.

This is because prolonged exposure to dishwashing chemicals and hot water can cause wood to burn or crack.

Instead, The Manual recommends that you wash your dishes gently under mild soap and warm water after use.

It is also important that you do not allow them to get wet.

“Otherwise, the water droplets trapped in the wood space will not dry completely, and over time the accumulation can cause the wood to break or break,” the site says.

In addition, soaking the pots can cause food particles to get stuck in the wood grain, which can cause bacteria to grow and the wood to break down.

In terms of drying them, it is best to air dry.

Take care of yourself to the next level

The tips above are basic “how to” washing wooden dishes, but you can take extra steps to prolong their life.

First, The Manual recommends that you rub wooden utensils with mineral oil on a monthly basis.

The site reads, “These edible oils soak up wood quickly and help the vessels drain water better and retain their natural motion despite prolonged use.”

He also said that wax compounds work the same way.

Also, if you notice that your wooden objects are crumbling, you can quickly pick up a piece of sandpaper to smooth out the edges.

And if you find that certain foods leave annoying stains on tools that are too much to remove with soap and water, the manual recommends cleaning them with lemon and baking soda.

Of course, lemons and baking soda are common cleansing ingredients that work their magic more than wooden utensils.

For example, the use of lemons can help brighten your sink and melt scars from your microwave.

Also, at the moment, it is known that baking soda can be used to clean almost anything from your mattress to your kitchen drain.

Dishwasher can ruin wooden items prematurely.


Dishwasher can ruin wooden items prematurely.Credit: Getty
The best way to dry wooden utensils is to air dry them.


The best way to dry wooden utensils is to air dry them.Credit: Getty

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