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Home cooks are disgusted after trying Matt Preston's simple cleaning trick


Why you should rethink with wooden spoons in the kitchen: Home cooks are disgusted after trying Matt Preston's simple cleaning trick

  • Home chefs made a disgusting discovery after testing Matt Preston's hack
  • The method is to leave spoons in a cup of boiling water to see what comes out
  • The wooden spoon test shows the user when it is time to dispose of the cooking utensils
  • The former judge from MasterChef Australia came up with the kitchen hack in 2016
  • The wooden spoon test has reappeared on social media in recent days

Home cooks have made a shocking discovery after testing Matt Preston's cleaning method, which involves soaking old wooden spoons in a cup of boiling water.

The simple kitchen trick is to leave the spoons in a cup of boiling water for up to 20 minutes to see which oils seep out of the wood.

Those who tried the method at home were disgusted after noticing that a heavy layer of cooking oil appeared on the water within minutes.

Home cooks made a disgusting discovery after dipping their wooden spoons in a cup of boiling water (pictured by a layer of cooking oil floating on the water).

MasterChef Australia's former judge, Matt Preston (photo 2018), developed the "wooden spoon test" that allows users to determine whether it's time to dispose of a particular utensil

MasterChef Australia's former judge, Matt Preston (photo 2018), developed the "wooden spoon test" that allows users to determine whether it's time to dispose of a particular utensil

& # 39; This goes in the trash can. A tip I learned from Matt Preston years ago. Does someone soak their wooden spoons in boiling water? said a woman in a Facebook group.

“Mine always go to the dishwasher every night, but that doesn't stop what is absorbed. Really outrageous. & # 39;

The former judge from MasterChef Australia developed the "wooden spoon test", which allows users to determine whether it is time to dispose of a particular utensil.

“A perfect gift on the surface, but put an old boiling water in a cup to see what fate awaits all wooden spoons. Sniff it. Phew, smelly! And you wanted to stir your pudding with it, ”said Preston in a December 2016 article for Delicious.

“Ask for a $ 10 silicone spatula instead. They are hygienic, heat-resistant and flexible, making them ideal for getting into the corner of a pan or getting the last Skerrick out of a bowl. & # 39;

The wooden spoon test has reappeared on social media in the past few days, and many mothers share their results

The wooden spoon test has reappeared on social media in the past few days, and many mothers share their results

The wooden spoon test has reappeared on social media in the past few days, and many mothers share their results.

Has anyone tried the & # 39; Matt Preston & # 39; hack with his wooden spoons? Dip into a cup of boiling water … I do it every week, 'said a woman with a picture of her murky water after soaking the spoons.

Another woman said, "I think (wooden spoons) have a funky taste when soaked in water, so I often reach for cheap ones, throw them out after a few uses, or the taste is leached into food or cracked."

But some were not convinced by the wooden spoon. One said, "I haven't died yet …" while another said, "Neither have I, I've kept mine for years."

A woman said she had been using wooden spoons for almost 50 years.

& # 39; Nobody was sick of it. I just wash and dry it, ”she said.

The former judge from MasterChef Australia developed the "wooden spoon test", which allows users to determine whether it is time to dispose of a particular utensil

The former judge from MasterChef Australia developed the "wooden spoon test", which allows users to determine whether it is time to dispose of a particular utensil

Another mother said: & # 39; love my wooden spoons … cook with nothing else. I always pre-washed and washed really well in a dishwasher or simply by hand. We have survived 15 years so far and my children seem to be doing well.

"I even cooked some commercial items with wooden spoons and everyone lived to tell the story … I only use silicone to mix baked items."

Others revealed how they clean their own wooden spoons and boards at home.

& # 39; & # 39; I never water my wooden spoon or boards. They are immediately washed with hot soapy water and placed on a dish rack to air dry completely, ”said one.

Another suggestion to soak or rinse wooden spoons will "open the cells in the wood and trap food and bacteria … according to my old home economics teacher".

And a woman said, "Put it in the sun instead. The sun works wonders on bacteria on cooking utensils and cutting boards. & # 39;

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