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Ways to Clean Your Kitchen Toools



The most tiring part of cooking is to clean and wash the utensils. In fact, cooking experts may agree that cleaning is one of the most important steps because it ensures that the flavor will be as it should be. If you’re new to cooking, here’s the best way to clean different kitchen tools.



All cooking professionals agree that knives don’t go in the dishwasher. The special dishwasher detergent and the heat from the water will slowly dull your knives earlier. You should hand-wash your knives with lukewarm water and soap. Always keep the blades pointed away from you. For a safer clean, soak your knives in shallow clear water, and not in a deep, soapy sink where someone can reach into and hurt themselves.


Cutting boards

If you use a plastic cutting board, then you’re dealing with a bacteria-resistant material that’s easier to clean with just some soap. However, you need to be very careful not to get knife dents on your cutting board because bacteria could build up there. When using wood cutting boards, the wood actually has antibacterial properties, which makes it easier to clean with a regular sponge.


Wooden spoons

Wooden spoons, like any other wooden cooking tools, are not safe for the dishwasher. Open exposure to water will open the grain of the material and damage the wood, so dishwashers and soaking are not good ideas for these types of tools. Ideally, wash your cutting board with warm, soapy water. When you notice your board getting dry, oil it with mineral oil.


Cheese graters

As it happens with many other stainless steel cooking tools, the dishwasher is not the best place to wash them. Instead, wash them at hand and as soon as you finish using them, otherwise, it will be harder to try to remove the cheese, vegetables, and food from small spaces. Start by soaking them in warm and soapy water for a few minutes, wipe with a sponge in the direction of the blades and rinse carefully.



As with most expert cooking tools, keep them out of the dishwasher, because the heat of the water can dissolve the glue that holds the handle and the wire loops. Here’s an interesting secret on how to correctly wash this tool without damaging it: clean it just how you use it. Fill a bowl with warm water and soap and start whisking vigorously. Then simply rinse it well and let it air dry. 


Rolling pins

The care of your rolling pin really depends on the material it’s made with. If your pin is made from wood, wash it carefully by hand. If your rolling pin is made of marble, simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth and hand-dry it. You can also wash it, but the secret is to dry it right away. Some silicone or plastic rolling pins are safe for dishwashers, but if you’re not sure then simply wash it by hand.


Now you know some of the best tips to wash your cooking tools, all you need to do is have a good soap at hand and these handy instructions.