Unlike inorganic materials such as metal and plastic, wood requires some special care. For example, all wood cooking spoons should be hand-washed with gentle dish soap. Never place wet wooden cooking spoons against metal, or it will react by making a permanent black spot. Most important of all, wood cooking spoons must be treated with mineral oil every three months to prevent cracking and absorption.
Things You'll Need
- 210 grit sandpaper
- Mineral oil
- Paper towel
Feel the wooden spoon's surface, and smooth any roughness you detect, using 210-grit sandpaper.
Place some mineral oil on a paper towel, and rub it on all of the spoon's surfaces.
Leave the spoon to sit and absorb the mineral oil overnight.
Wipe away any extra oil with a clean paper towel.
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