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Mum Shares 'Revolting' Results Of Wooden Spoon Cleaning Method

Mum Shares 'Revolting' Results Of Wooden Spoon Cleaning Method

An Aussie mum has shared a trick for cleaning wooden spoons, vowing to throw hers away after posting a photo of the 'revolting' results.

Wooden spoons are arguably one of the most hard-working utensils in our kitchens, meaning they're probably prone to getting a little grubbier than some of your other implements.

But one mum in Australia shared a way for giving them more of a deep clean, having passed on a tip she picked up from a celebrity chef.

The woman shared a hack once made popular by MasterChef Australia judge Matt Preston, posting a photo on Facebook of her wooden spoon sitting in a container of murky, greasy water.

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Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

In the 'Mums Who Cook, Clean and Organise - Australia' Facebook group, she revealed that she soaks her spoon in boiling water, leaving behind the dirty water that proves just how much oil and grime was inside the wood.

The mum wrote: "This one is going into the bin. A tip I learned from Matt Preston years ago.

"Does anyone soak their wooden spoons in boiling water? Mine always go into the dishwasher every night but that doesn't stop what gets absorbed."

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She added: "Revolting really."

The original method came from Matt Preston, who previously told Delicious in 2016: "On the surface a perfect present but stick an old one in a cup of boiling water to see what fate awaits all wooden spoons. Give it a sniff. Phew, stinky! And you were going to stir your custard with that.

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"Ask for a $10 silicon spatula instead. They're hygienic, heat-resistant and flexible, so they are great for getting into the corner of a pan or getting every last skerrick out of a bowl."

Matt Preston. Credit: Ten
Matt Preston. Credit: Ten

After the woman's Facebook post brought Preston's idea back into the limelight, hundreds of others commented to share their opinion, with some saying they'd tried the same trick and were horrified by the results.

One commented: "I find they have a funky taste if they have been soaked in water so I just grab cheap ones often, chuck them after a few uses or else the taste leaches into foods or they crack."

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Another suggested laying the spoon out in the sun instead, claiming it works 'wonders for bacteria'.

Others, meanwhile, simply said they weren't too fussed about the state of their wooden spoons, with someone saying: "No one has been sick from it."

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Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]