How to Disinfect Wooden Cutlery

Wooden cutlery is very often to see in our life. It’s compostable & biodegradable, more important it’s very convenient to use. So it’s very popular among our life. However do you know how to clean & disinfect Wooden Cutlery.

Trendz Green, as the professional wooden cutlery manufacturer, we will teach you and have you a detailed introduction.

First we should know that there are two different kinds of wooden cutlery.

For Disposable Wooden Cutlery

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Disposable Wooden Cutlery including spoon, fork & knife. One of the most feature for them is disposable. We don’t need to clean or disinfect them. You can use it when you take it out from the packing. More important you can simply throw them away after use and have the peace of mind you won’t have with plastic.

For Reusable Wooden Cutlery

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There are 4 steps for you to clean & disinfect reusable wooden cutlery

Step One: Use Warm Water to Clean Them

After each use of wooden spoon, fork, knife or other wooden utensils, rinse them with warm water. Together with dish soap and dishwashing sponges or other cleaning tools that not damage wooden cutlery. Notices that there are 2 ways that we don’t recommend. First please don’t soak them in water and it may cause bacteria and crack in the future. Second please don’t clean them with dishwasher, because the fast drying function may damage the surfaces of these utensils. After cleaning wooden cutlery, it is recommended to dry them with a clean towel before putting them away, rather than letting them air dry.

Step Two: Remove stubborn stains and remove odors

After step one, we can clean most of dirt. Maybe it will have some odors & stubborn stains still left.

You have 3 options:

Option 1: Use baking soda powder and lemon juice

Make baking soda powder on the surface of wooden cutlery, then make some lemon juice into baking soda powder, and then gently rub the surface of the cutlery with your finger or a clean mop to let the baking soda powder Infiltrate with lemon juice. At last use water to clean all them

Option 2: Use Sodium Percarbonate

Put 1 tablespoon of sodium percarbonate in about 1 liter of water (or follow the directions on the product package), then put the wooden cutlery in the water, then scrub the it with your hand, sponge or mop, let them Soak in water for a few minutes, finally rinse the wooden utensils with warm water, and then dry them with a clean mop. It can achieve cleaning and sterilizing both effect.

Option 3: Use Vinegar

If the peculiar smell of wooden cutlery is too heavy, you also can use vinegar to clean it. Vinegar will have a better effect on removing peculiar smell. Just mix hot water and white vinegar in a ratio of 1:1, and then put the wooden cutlery in the vinegar water. Soak for about 30 minutes, and finally rinse the utensils with hot water and dry them

Step Three: Disinfecting by Hydrogen Peroxide

Sure there is no more stains & odors through step 1 & step 2. You can do further disinfection by hydrogen peroxide. Put your wooden cutlery in sink and then pour hydrogen peroxide over them. Use your hand together with a clean mop to wash them. Several minutes later when you finish the work, at last wash them again with warm water & make it dry.

Step Four: Maintance

As we know the surface of wooden cutlery will get rough after many times use. And we can do some maintance at that time.

You can use sandpaper to grind them a little, and then apply a layer of oil to these utensils. Just use a kitchen towel or a clean towel to thinly apply mineral oil or vegetable oil. Apply a thin layer on the surface of wooden utensils, and then leave them for 20 minutes, then use a clean kitchen towel or towel to wipe the utensils clean. If you regularly oil the wooden utensils, it can also help prolong the service life