We hate to break it to you, but if you only wash your wooden spoons with a sponge and dish soap, they’re not actually that clean. Wooden spoons are great for cooking because they won’t scratch your pots and pans, plus they are environmentally friendly! If you choose to cook with wooden spoons and other utensils, let’s make sure you’re cleaning them properly. There are two methods to thoroughly clean your wooden utensils.
Lemon and Baking Soda
Just as you would clean a wooden cutting board with a lemon and salt or baking soda, you can do the same for your utensils. Simply put baking soda all over the utensils and then squeeze lemon juice on top. Let that sit for a bit and then scrub with the leftover lemon. Finish this process by rinsing and giving it a quick wash with soap water, and you’ve got a nice, clean spoon!
If you really want to see how gross your wooden utensils are, all you have to do is place them in boiling water for a few minutes. Doing this actually deep-cleans the sponge and pulls all the excess oils from the pores of the wood. After you take the utensils out of the water, you’ll see just how much stuff was still hiding in there!