Causes of Mildew on Wooden Tableware
When it comes to why chopsticks and dinner plates are moldy, apart from the fact that the weather is not good, I also made a self-examination on the rough maintenance of tableware.
The cleaning is not thorough.
After putting cheese on a wooden dinner plate, the cheese will stick to the plate. If the brushing is not thorough enough, some food will still stick to it. Well, if you haven’t used it for about a week, it’s moldy.
The wooden tableware was not completely dried.
For example, many people like to put wooden chopsticks densely on the chopstick stand to dry. To dry chopsticks like this, only the exposed chopsticks on the outer layer can be dried, while the other chopsticks are wet. Because the water absorption capacity of wood products is very strong, if you don’t drain it for a long time, it is very easy to mildew. Even if you don’t see it with your naked eye, it is full of bacteria.
Put wooden tableware that has not been fully dried in the cupboards.
Keeping half-wet wooden tableware in an airtight cupboard can be a recipe for disaster. I’ve tried leaving wooden tableware careless like this and left them untouched for days, and they all developed fuzzy mold.