Can You Put Wooden Cooking Utensils In The Dishwasher?

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  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Or will it ruin them? I tried it with one spoon and it got a white coating on it..(that i still cant get off..) .. or was that just a fluke thing?
    I also worry about bacteria using wooden utensils... Are they really safe/ sanitary to use? Or can bacteria get in the wood and make you sick??
    Any advice... Thanks!
     
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  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    I do..........
     
  3. FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think in the dishwasher is better for a wooden utensil than LEAVING IT SOAK IN A PAN OF WATER FOR TWO DAYS.....(like my DW did.... [​IMG])
     
  4. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I run mine through [​IMG]

    I don't think its the best thing for them, and it shortens their life a bit, but I do it anyway.

    Wood has natural antibacterials, so I don't worry about bacteria staying hidden deep down inside. Supposedly there are fewer bacteria on wooden cutting boards than plastic.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thanks guys! I wonder why mine got all nasty after i put it in the dishwasher then?.... weird!
    Maybe i'll give it a try again..
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmm. I've never had that happen with mine. I put mine in the dishwasher, too. I don't care if they don't last quite as long. The convenience is worth it, to me.
     
  7. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    daughter talked me into changing from my old wooden spoons to bamboo ones. they are fantastic and do great in the dishwasher. i highly recommend them
     
  8. redhen

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    Quote:I'm wondering if my dishwasher dosent rinse good or something... maybe thats why it had the white coating after i washed it...
    But my dishes always come out clean... or i think they do.. [​IMG]
    Oh well... i'll just try it again and see how it comes out...

    Anyways the reason that i'm even asking this question is because i just got a new set of pans that i cant use metal utensils with... What a pain in the tush.. [​IMG]
     
  9. redhen

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    Quote:OOh.. i'll have to check into them!
     
  10. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    The dishwasher will strip the oils off of the wood. I don't ever put my wooden spoons in the dishwasher. I think that is is just too hard on the wood.
     

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