Solid wood cooking utensils are both an eco-friendly and healthy choice to use in the kitchen. Wood is naturally antibacterial, and the properties of wood actually repel bacteria and mold better than any man-made material. But over time, it's a good idea to disinfect your wooden utensils, especially if they have small nicks or scratches that come in contact with food. One way to disinfect them is to hand-scrub them in hot, soapy water and then microwave them on high for 1 minute. This will radiate any bacteria without overdrying the wood. Just be sure there are no metal or plastic parts on the spoon before microwaving.
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