Tips on Wooden Utensils

Hygiene in a kitchen is of the utmost importance. The problem is when it comes to wooden utensils. Many people have switched wooden spoons to silicone ones because they are easier to sanitize and have the same effect when it comes to using.

Below you will find the main guidelines for this and also tips for keeping them longer.


1 – Step-by-step cleaning process for wooden utensils

So the question arises: how to properly clean the wooden utensils? The hygiene of the kitchen utensils of wood is always a subject that always generates doubts, even more because we know that in these utensils can be generated bacteria and fungi. Therefore, since these utensils come into contact with food, it is very important to take some special care when cleaning them. If you have not found a suitable way to clean the wood utensils, here is the step-by-step cleaning guide:

  1. To disinfect utensils and wooden boards, the first thing to do is remove any food residue that may exist;
  2. Thoroughly wash the utensils with a sponge or a hard bristle brush and neutral detergent, rub the wooden utensils very well;
  3. Rinse;
  4. Heat enough water to be able to leave the utensils submerged;
  5. Add 2% of bleach to the total amount of water. For example, if you heat 1 liter of water, you should mix 2 ml of bleach;
  6. Fill a bowl with this solution and put all the wooden utensils to be disinfected inside;
  7. If necessary, put some weight on top so the utensils remain submerged. Leave them there for 15-20 minutes;
  8. After this time and to remove the smell of bleach from the utensils, fill the sink or basin with hot water and dish detergent. Put the utensils back into the mix and let them submerged about 15 minutes;
  9. Rinse well;
  10. Allow to dry preferably in the sun and standing so that no moisture accumulates in any part of them. Let the planks of wood fall from the ground;
  11. Store in a dry and well-ventilated place.