10.10.2011

Wooden spoon secrets...

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These babies need to be oiled. You may recall the 7 feet of wooden spoons that I scored a while back? We stashed them in a white planter on our counter and use them every single day. And now they need to be oiled again. Do you use wooden spoons? What kind of oil do you use? Tell me all of your wooden spoon secrets.

13 comments:

Karen@oldbeginnings said...

I just did this, too. When I went to Whole Foods looking for an oil they suggested Coconut oil - it's natural, not a petroleum product, and won't turn rancid. You can cook with it, too. Funny enough, I don't like coconut, and there's no taste or smell to anything, either. It's been great so far on spoons and cutting boards. Good luck, whatever you choose!

Martha said...

I saw a spoon oil recipe from 3191 miles apart via Posie Gets Cozy. It involved equal parts beeswax and mineral oil. I haven't tried it but the pictures are gorgeous!
http://3191.visualblogging.com/archives/11518_1443007713/341676

Lynn said...

I oil all my wooden spoons and cutting boards with the oil Ikea sells for its countertops and other food-prep surfaces: Skydd, it's called. It's non-toxic, and non-anything-nasty. It works wonderfully!

sosser said...

i use the mineral oil/beeswax treatment 2x a year on all our wooden spoons + cutting boards. works like a dream, lasts a long time + makes a fine hand moisturizer into the bargain :)

The Belvedere-Alyssa said...

My dad makes wooden kitchen wear- i believe he uses walnut oil. It's natural and seals up the wood really nicely.
Love your giant collection!

Lizzy Pancakes said...

Definitely mineral oil. You may not be able to use it for cooking but it gives the best result and lasts the longest. Get a soft sponge and go at them. I'm more of a silicone spoon girl myself, but my cutting boards get a lot of use. This is what I always do and I end up having to do it maybe every couple months or so.

Lizzy

Jen Craun said...

I use food grade mineral oil [for maintaining butcher blocks] and love the long lasting results.

leFiligree said...

im so lazy i just use the olive oil i cook with. but i love the idea of making spoon oil and keeping it in a jar :) love your spoon collection--what a major score

Wolfie and the Sneak said...

we use the 3191 recipe for our spoons, cutting boards and butcher block counters. I keep a plastic food container under the sink for quick touch ups.

goosefairy said...

I always just used olive oil. Don't know if that's the best to use though.

Karyn said...

I'm so glad you did this post as my wooden spoons are begging to be oiled but I haven't taken the time to figure out what to use and I've really been so worried that I'm about to ruin some great, old spoons. Thanks.

Sarah @ { rad: renovations are dirty } said...

I oil my cutting boards with mineral oil.. I'm assuming you could use it for wooden spoons, too. :)

Beth @ Tasty Yummies said...

This photo makes me insanely happy. I have an insane amount of cooking utensils. Slotted this, spatula that and no joke I almost always cook with one of my bamboo or one spoons! I love them so much! I use mineral oil on my bamboo cutting board, so I bet it would be great on spoons, too! Great score!

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