How to clean a wooden bowl

Couple years ago I bought one of the most beautiful wooden salad bowl I’ve ever seen in a small local shop. It was love from the first sight. The bowl had character, looked incredibly stylish and I just couldn’t resist the temptation of having such amazing thing in my kitchen.  Now it brings an atmosphere of coziness during our family dinners and often is the centerpiece of the table. To my surprise, wooden bowl care isn’t difficult. Let’s go through some simple rules below.

Seasoning wooden bowls

It’s vital not to forget about the importance of seasoning. When you acquire a new wooden dish, season it every day for 6-8 days then once a week for a month and then every month afterward.  When it feels completely dry to the touch, it needs spices. Food-quality mineral oil that is easy to find at the pharmacy or grocery store is what I went after. Mineral oil is low-cost and also will certainly not go rancid as cooking oils may. The bowl must be dried completely initially. Soak the bowl freely with the mineral oil, allow it soak in for 5 mins to several hrs and simply wipe off the oil.

How to restore and maintain a wooden bowl \ oiling wooden bowls

Lots of people are trying to be very careful with their wooden utensils not to ruin them and that’s why avoid soaking them in water or rubbing intensely with soap, fearing that wood would dry. Fortunately, there is a simple repair for your problem. Simply submerse the bowl or wood item in warm water and dish soap. Scrub the bowl (or product) with a nylon scrubber sponge, wash completely with warm water, and completely dry immediately with an absorbent recipe towel. If the exterior of the bowl still feels a little tacky or sticky when dried out, scrub the surface once more in HOT water and dish soap, wash extensively with warm water. Leave it for an hour or two to air-dry, of course if it is not extremely hot outside. If a wooden bowl feels too dry, use a good quality wood preserver to scrub it carefully inside and outside, then use a soft rug. As the result, the bowl will have a nice glow.

Wooden bowls, boards and also utensils are an excellent enhancement to the cooking area. Timber is naturally anti-bacterial so cleansing and also sterilizing these items periodically helps manage the quantity of microorganisms that can grow on the wood. Despite common belief, the permeable surface area of wood really deprives the bacteria of the warmth as well as moisture needed to survive and also bacteria really pass away externally within seconds.

 

How to clean a wooden bowl

Never put wooden utensils in a dishwasher or a microwave oven. Hand washing is the best choice to take a good care about them. Never ever soak them in water for too lengthy period to prevent splitting or fracturing. Use warm water as well as light environmentally friendly soap to wash the surface.  This way you won’t damage the material.

How to disinfect a wooden bowl


 Disinfecting woodenware will prevent bacteria growth. An ordinary vinegar is a great and easy choice to cope with this task. Use the proportion 1:5 (1 part of white vinegar with 5 parts of water), wet the bowl thoroughly and leave it for several minutes. Rinse the bowl with warm water and also allow it air -dry.