How to Clean and Care for a Wooden Salad Bowl
30 July 04


Even after cleaning, your wooden salad bowl is still thick? Here's how to make it new again - and stay that way.

Remove sticky deposits: Adjust the oven frame to an intermediate position and heat the oven to 275 degrees. Edge bakeware with aluminum foil or parchment, and place the wire rack on the steel plate. Put the bowl upside down on the rack. Turn off the oven (don't forget this step or the bowl may burn) and place it in the oven. In a few minutes, the oil will start beading on the surface of the bowl. After 1 to 2 hours, the oil will flow out of the bowl and onto the paper. Once the bowl has dried, remove the flakes from the oven and wipe the bowl with a paper towel to remove any residue. (If the bowl is still thick, repeat the baking process.)

Study: Whenever the bowl becomes dry or dull, say it again: Use a paper towel to smear all of the mineral oil used in the salad dressing that does not spoil on the surface of the bowl. Allow to stand for 15 minutes, then wipe off the residue with a clean paper towel.

Cleaning and Maintenance: Use a mild dish cloth and warm water to wash the fully flavoured wooden bowl. Always dry the bowl thoroughly after cleaning. Do not put the bowl in the dishwasher or immerse it in water as it will warp and break.