Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Caring for Kitchen Tools

While on vacation this summer I picked up some Walnut oil.  I have many things crafted from wood in the kitchen and this oil is food safe and excellent for helping preserve the wooden items I have that get washed.  Currently I use bamboo spoons to cook with about 90% of the time.  I noticed they were getting a bit dry and set out to apply several coats of oil and let them soak overnight.

I set out an old towel and liberally applied three coats of oil and let them set overnight.  You can see the four that have received  oil and the two stacked beside the wash cloth that haven't yet received oil.  The far left spoon you can tell I use the most as it has a darker patina than the rest.  I love my spoons and are a valued tool in my kitchen.  With proper care they should last many years.  When I was finished oiling I placed my oil cloth in a resealable plastic bag to use again next time.  I keep it by the bottle of oil in my supplies.


sweet locus lane farm said...

Hi. My name is Marlyn as I just saw your posting on Down-to-earth form for your blog. Thought to check it out.

Very nice.I shall check in often.


prairieharmony said...

Hi Marlyn, Thank you for visiting and your lovely compliment. I appreciate that very much thank you :)

Anonymous said...

What type of oil do you use?

prairieharmony said...

Hello Anonymous; Welcome and thank you for your question. I use a food safe, natural walnut oil on my wooden kitchen tools. Have a good day :)