Having a wooden spoon in your kitchen is a staple – everyone uses them, right? Unfortunately, they are easily damaged and most people throw their wooden spoon and replace it at the first sign of wear and tear.
I have good news – you don’t have to throw your wooden spoons away, you can learn how to clean them properly and take care of them so they last you at least a few years.
Don’t Clean Them In Your Dishwasher
Never attempt to clean your wooden spoons in your dishwasher because the heat and steam will crack the wood and damage the spoon very quickly.
Wooden spoons should be washed by hand after every use which will prevent stains.
Also, don’t soak your wooden spoon in water for a lot of time because the wood will absorb the liquid and will crack once it’s dry.
Get Rid Of Stains
If washing your wooden spoon with warm soapy water doesn’t seem to get the stains out of it then you need to follow these steps:
After washing the spoon, pour salt on the stained area, cut a lemon in half then scrub the spoon. This is also a great way to clean your wooden cutting boards!
If the spoon smells weird then mix baking soda and water, apply it on the spoon and scrub with half a lemon.