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How to care for wooden utensils


I don’t know about you, but, my kitchen would not be complete without my wooden utensils and cutting boards. Aside from looking great in a homestead kitchen, they are so versatile and can last a lifetime if cared for properly. I’m going to show you how to care for wooden utensils properly!

A few years ago, I invested in a nice set of wooden utensils to replace some of the cheaper ones that had split over the years. After using them once, I realized there is a big difference between the utensils from Walmart and a really sturdy, handmade piece. So, I decided to take good care of these utensils and make sure they would last me forever.

One tip that is probably the most important one in the care of your wooden utensils, is that you should never soak them in the sink. Being a solid piece of wood, soaking would eventually cause damage. With that being said, I recommend washing and drying immediately, then allow them to air dry the rest of the way for at least 12 hours.

Once a month or so, your utensils and cutting boards will start looking dry after a lot of use. You can take care of that very easily to prevent splitting of the wood. I use a wood wax from Amazon, but, you can make your own with bees wax and mineral oil.

Note the difference between the one on the right treated and the other untreated.

To treat your utensils and boards, ensure they are COMPLETELY dry! You do not want to trap in any moisture. Then take a small amount of the wax and apply directly to the utensil, putting a thin coat all over. Allow them to sit overnight to soak in the wax. The next morning you can take a cloth and wipe any excess wax off and that’s it! You just took the step to ensure your wooden utensils will last on and on!

I hope you found this helpful and we will see you soon! Check out our YouTube video tutorial below!

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