The tableware used daily is related to the health of the family, and hygiene issues cannot be ignored. But how to clean it? Maybe you will say who can’t wash dishes! But are you really sure? Cleaning wooden tableware has different requirements.
The most important point for tableware such as wooden bowls, trays, spoons, and salad plates is to prevent deformation and chipping.
crack. Since wood is porous, it absorbs moisture easily. After drying thoroughly, the wood surface tends to become rough because the moisture contained in the wood changes the grain of the wood.
1. We not only need to clean the wooden tableware regularly, but also oil it regularly. The specific method is: use a soft rag dipped in heated linseed oil or vegetable oil to wipe the surface of the wooden tableware. Apply two coats in total, and the interval between the two operations is about 24 hours. After half an hour after each application, wipe off the excess oil.
2. In addition, wooden utensils should be wiped with a sponge or paper towel soaked in cold water immediately after use. If it needs to be cleaned, never immerse it in water, let alone put it in the dishwasher. Stains can be removed with a solution of 1/4 cup chlorine bleach and 1.2 liters of hot water. Rinse and dry before applying vegetable oil.
3. Wood is easy to absorb odor. After cleaning, you can wipe the surface with a slice of lemon to get rid of the odor. You can also mix half a cup of baking soda with 1.2 liters of hot water to form a solution and scrub the surface of the wood. In this way, the next time you use it, it will not cause the food to “smear”.
Ten Basic Rules for Cleaning Tableware
Whether it is glass, ceramic, or metal, when cleaning all tableware, it is best to follow the following basic rules:
1. The basic maintenance of tableware should start from carefully reading the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions, especially some special materials, such as wood and marble.
2. All tableware should be cleaned as soon as possible after use, and wiped as needed. Do not pile them up in the sink for a long time.
3. If the food residue attached to the tableware is difficult to remove, please use a rubber or plastic brush to remove it slowly, or prolong the soaking time, and never use a knife or other sharp tools to scrape it off hard.
4. Most people wash knives, forks and spoons with other dishes. If washing by hand, wash the glassware first, then wash flatware such as forks and spoons, and finish with the dishes.
5. Handle with care. Accidental collision of tableware and cooking utensils will reduce their service life, and it is the most basic maintenance method not to “fight” the tableware.
6. Use detergent correctly. Before cleaning the tableware, you must first match different detergents according to different products.
7. The kitchen windows are often open for ventilation. Frequently open the windows for ventilation, which can make the kitchen air fresh and eliminate moisture, so that the tableware and cooking utensils are not easy to be stained with dust or oil, which is good for keeping them fresh and clean.
8. When cleaning the dishes, remember to start with the tableware that is not stained with oil. Tableware with less oil content, such as cups and rice bowls, can be cleaned with just water.
9. Don’t stack greasy dishes. Many people are used to stacking the dishes and taking them to the sink after a meal. In fact, this will make the tableware more greasy and difficult to clean. You can use peels or newspapers to scrape off the oil stains in the dishes, and then take them to the sink to clean them one by one.
10. Rinse the tableware with hot water after washing. After the tableware is cleaned, it can be rinsed with hot water, and then placed on the dripping grid. After the water vapor is completely evaporated, it can be directly put into the cupboard without wiping with a rag. In this way, it saves time and quick drying. health.