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Old 11-25-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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Cleaning wooden spoons

Is it okay to wash them in the dishwasher?

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Old 11-25-2011, 02:41 PM   #2
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Is it okay to wash them in the dishwasher?
Hm... Well, I've come to learn that you shouldn't really soak wooden rolling pins in water, because the wood can rot, so I would just wash and dry your wooden spoons by hand. Especially if they're good ones, or if you can't afford to replace splintering wooden spoons.
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:52 PM   #3
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It depends on the type of wood. I put my bamboo spoons, spatulas, chopsticks, etc. in the dishwasher all the time with no detrimental effects.
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:48 PM   #4
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I put mine in the dishwasher with no ill effect.
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Old 11-25-2011, 04:31 PM   #5
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I put the in the DW all the time.
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:36 PM   #6
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Hm... Well, I've come to learn that you shouldn't really soak wooden rolling pins in water, because the wood can rot, so I would just wash and dry your wooden spoons by hand. Especially if they're good ones, or if you can't afford to replace splintering wooden spoons.

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I occasionally scour many of my wood spoons (particularly the beechwood and heirlooms) with kosher salt or baking soda and sometimes treat them with a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil.
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I've had my wooden spoons for about 12 years (a lot of my stuff is 12 years old, since that's when I got my own place after having roommates.) and always toss in the dishwasher. They have held up quite well over the years. They are nice thick ones from restaurant supply.
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I have had no problems with washing wooden spoons in the dishwasher.

I haven't had any problems with bamboo chopsticks in the dishwasher. I just decided not to put my bamboo spatula in the dishwasher any more. I got a splinter. A small piece is coming off the side of the handle. I think the glue might not be able to take the dishwashing.
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