Wooden cutlery manufacturers
Warm wooden knives and forks retain the warmth of the earth from the warm and cold plastic knives and forks, and the warm color of the warm colors not only makes the food look extraordinarily delicious but also makes life a little more temperature. However, after the wooden knives and knives have been baptized in the years, the pale brown luster will gradually fade, and it may be deformed and moldy due to improper preservation and cleaning.
Generally, wooden knives and forks can be divided into two types: painted and unpainted. Applying a layer of paint can prevent the wood from being invaded by external materials. It is also convenient to maintain and use, but pay attention to the type of raw materials for surface painting.
As for the knife and fork that advertises 100% logs and no artificial coating, the biggest drawback is the fear of water. The wood itself has pores that are invisible to the naked eye. The moisture, dirt, and grease on the outside can easily penetrate into it. If it is not dried after washing, it will easily cause woody wood to rot. Since wooden knives and forks are so afraid of water, if the used knives and forks are not dirty or oily, they should not be washed.
This concept is wrong. Even if it is not dirty or oily, if the food residue that is invisible to the naked eye is not thoroughly cleaned, it is easy to attract insects and cockroaches. The knife and fork must be cleaned as long as they have been used. However, since wooden knives and forks are afraid of water, cleaning and storage methods are different from those of general knives and forks. If you master the following methods, you can save your worries.
1. Eat baking soda, bitter tea powder, tea water, clean a good helper
Painted and unpainted knives and forks, there is no difference in the way they are cleaned. It can be washed with food grade baking soda powder and bitter tea powder. If the knife and fork are greasy, you can use tea water or tea leaves to clean. The tea contains theophylline, which helps to remove oil. When cleaning, you can soak the knife and fork in the tea to remove oil, or you can put the tea residue in a small filter bag to wipe off the grease. In addition, you can also use a neutral detergent to clean, but be careful to clean the unpainted knife and fork, the cleaning agent will inevitably penetrate into the pores of the wood, it is recommended not to use a detergent to avoid residual fragrance.
2. Use a soft sponge, avoid soaking for too long
It is best to clean the wooden knife and fork with a soft sponge to gently remove the oil. Never use loofah or steel balls, or wash them with hard-toned forks, knives, and cutting boards. These hard materials can peel off the surface of wooden knives, or scratches, and easy to hide. Stained dirt.
It is best not to soak for too long when washing. To soften the food residue stuck on the knife and fork, the soaking time is preferably controlled for 5 to 10 minutes. The wood is soaked for too long, prone to spoilage and mildew.
3. Wash and dry in a dry and cool place
After washing the knife and fork, it is best to dry the water immediately or place it in a dry and cool place. Be careful not to place it in a place with high temperature or moisture, such as a refrigerator, a water dispenser, or a rice cooker; it is not recommended to expose it directly. If the temperature is too high or the moisture is too heavy, it will easily crack, deform and breed bacteria. You can also turn off the power by slightly heating the oven for 5 minutes, and use the remaining temperature to quickly dry the wood knife and fork.
4. Do not put it in a closed cabinet when it is not in use
It is best to put the knife and fork after washing and drying in a ventilated and cool place. It is not recommended to put it directly into the cabinet. Otherwise, when the air humidity is high, especially during the rainy season, the wooden knives and forks are placed in the closed cabinet. If it is not used for a long time, it is easy to absorb the moisture in the air and mold.
In addition, the hardness of the wood is low, it is easy to scratch due to a collision, and it is recommended to open it with other metal cutlery when stowed.
5. Regularly apply olive oil to maintain wood and restore bright color
Wooden knives and forks are regularly maintained like skin. For a long time, the knife and fork will inevitably lose the bright color of the original wood. Just like the skin is coated with lotion every day, a thin layer of olive oil is regularly applied to the knife and fork to restore the luster of the wood. However, it should be noted that the pores of the wood will be contaminated with scent. It is not recommended to use scented sesame oil or apply too much to avoid oil consumption.
6. Sterilize with warm water, do not use alcohol
The knife and fork have been used for a long time and you should never use alcohol. High-concentration alcohol will destroy the surface coating of wood. If you want to sterilize, use 50~60°C warm water to soak it, which is a bit hot but can still beat the heat. The hot temperature is not recommended.
Even if properly cleaned and stored, wooden knives and forks have a certain period of use. The knife and fork have been used for a long time. You should always observe whether the knife and fork are discolored, worn, cracked, or even attached to mildew. If there is, you should replace it immediately. Damaged knives and forks are prone to mold, and the knives and forks of long bacteria are not harmful to the body. If you want to use the wooden knife and fork with peace of mind and obey the above use, you can let your family feel at ease and worry.