Check Out This Viral Wooden Spoon Cleaning Hack

Updated: Apr. 15, 2024

Albeit gross, this viral wooden spoon hack will have you running into the kitchen to try it yourself.

When was the last time you cleaned your wooden spoons? No, like really cleaned them? A viral TikTok video by a 20-year-old student teacher has sparked a new cleaning trend for the cooking utensil.

In the video, which has climbed to more than 20 million views, user Bonnie McNamara soaks a wooden spoon in boiling water. The spoon then begins to shed layers of what appears to be caked-on food. Watch and observe in the video below.

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Users had mixed reactions. Some were repulsed by the video, while others appreciated the deep cleaning discovery. The top comment, with 229,000 likes, read, “well there goes the season.” Another commenter, @winniethelou, wrote, “sometimes I like to remain in ignorance. This is one of those times.”

McNamara, who runs the popular account, has more than 100,000 followers on the popular social media app. Her videos, which focus on cleaning hacks, have more than 2.5 million likes.

A Yahoo article says the best way to clean a wooden spoon for longevity is to “wash it with hot water and soap quickly after each use,” then “patting it dry with a clean cloth and then letting it air dry before putting it away.” Another option is to use a diluted bleach solution to disinfect wooden spoons.

“Restaurants employ this step, plus a high-temp dishwasher cycle, to eliminate bacteria on the surface of these versatile utensils,” an All Recipes article suggests. “At home, however, this isn’t really necessary unless you just prefer to go the extra mile.”

Do you want to make your flatware look shiny and new? Try this cleaning hack of putting a ball of aluminum foil in your dishwasher. Also, you need to read the best cooking utensils cooks actually use at home.