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Woman Vows Never To Use Wooden Spoon Again After Grim Discovery

Woman Vows Never To Use Wooden Spoon Again After Grim Discovery

A woman has vowed to throw away her wooden spoons after revealing a stomach-churning photograph of what happened when she left one to soak.

The mum, from Australia, shared a trick for cleaning wooden utensils - but after seeing the results for herself, decided to chuck it away instead.

The woman said she would be chucking her spoon away (Credit: Mums Who Cook, Clean and Organise - Australia/Facebook)
The woman said she would be chucking her spoon away (Credit: Mums Who Cook, Clean and Organise - Australia/Facebook)

Following a tip from a celebrity chef, she shared her experience on Facebook group, Mums Who Cook, Clean and Organise - Australia - Australia, writing: "A tip I learned from Matt Preston years ago.

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"Does anyone soak their wooden spoons in boiling water? Mine always go into the dishwasher every night but that doesn't stop what gets absorbed."

Alongside a snap of a wooden spoon sitting in a murky, greasy jug of water, she added that it was "revolting really" and that it would be going straight in the bin.

Matt Preston's original method recommended buying a silicon spatula instead. He told Delicious: "On the surface a perfect present but stick an old one in a cup of boiling water to see what fate awaits all wooden spoons.

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"Give it a sniff. Phew, stinky! And you were going to stir your custard with that.

"Ask for a $10 silicon spatula instead. They're hygienic, heat-resistant and flexible, so they are great for getting into the corner of a pan or getting every last skerrick out of a bowl."

We're not sure we'll be able to enjoy using a wooden spoon ever again (Credit: Pxfuel)
We're not sure we'll be able to enjoy using a wooden spoon ever again (Credit: Pxfuel)

Now we think about it, the thought of using a wooden spoon straight out of the dishwasher does make us feel a bit queasy.

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Others were grossed out, too, with one woman explaining she leaves her wooden spoons out in the sunlight instead - although that could prove to be a little more difficult over in the UK, especially this week!

Others weren't convinced, with one pointing out they'd never been unwell from using a wooden spoon before. Fair enough, but we're not sure we'll be able to enjoy our baked goods in the same way again...

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Topics: Life News, cleaning

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]