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Wooden spoons in dishwasher

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DingDongTheNitsHaveGone · 18/12/2007 10:27

OK so this is trivia of the highest (lowest?) order, but it really annoys me that DH KEEPS putting wooden spoons in the dishwasher - I always wash them by hand and dry them on a v. hot radiator (ever since my DS told me that germs love to breed in damp wood). Comments please??

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alarkaspree · 18/12/2007 10:28

The drying cycle of the dishwasher will be very hot and probably kill all the germs. I do suspect it makes the spoons crack sooner but the radiator probably does that too.

MerryPIFFLEmas · 18/12/2007 10:28

no one dead in our house yet and no gastric upsets aside from school spread tumym bugs to date

My life is not yet advanced enough to worry abour wooden spoons

Kathyate6mincepies · 18/12/2007 10:29

Ours go in the dishwasher. I know it's not good for them but honestly, they cost about 50p.

PuppyDogTails · 18/12/2007 10:29

Mine always go in the dishwasher

EniDeepMidwinter · 18/12/2007 10:29

ditto kathy

Wisteria · 18/12/2007 10:32

I'm pretty sure that the only issue with wooden spoons in dw is that it tends to crack the wood.

There was a tv prog where they tested germs/ bacteria on different types of chopping board a few years ago, the wooden ones came out as less likely to breed bacteria as apparently wood tends to seal anything inside it or something whereas your microban/ dettol impregnated ones were far worse.....

You wouldn't be able to wash them as hot as your dishwasher can unless you have asbestos hands

fairylights · 18/12/2007 10:32

yep mine go in dishwasher too, was against this but MIL persuaded me

meepingaroundthechristmastree · 18/12/2007 10:33

mine go in the dishwasher too - simply because i am too lazy to wash them - they have survived for about 10 years so far!!!

RubySlippedonastraymincepie · 18/12/2007 10:34

top rack of the dishwasher

i avoid washing anything up

FioFio · 18/12/2007 10:35

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GooseyLoosey · 18/12/2007 10:35

Mine go in the dishwasher too. Have noticed as alarkasapree mentioned that they do seem to crack more often.

preggersagain · 18/12/2007 10:38

seriously some people have a dishwasher and still wash things by hand... blimey!!

hanaflower · 18/12/2007 10:38

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discoverlife · 18/12/2007 10:38

Any wooded implement is cleaner in a bacteriological way, because the wood is still sort of living and has its own defenses against germs.
I also dishwash wooden spoons but not the chopping board as the board is much more expensive and I dont want it to crack.

Swedes2Turnips1 · 18/12/2007 10:39

OOOh. I like dishwashed wooden spoons. They become less porous after a few cycles in the dishy, and much more hygienic.

Wisteria · 18/12/2007 10:41

DingDong - are you going to retract your comments to DH?? I hate admitting I was wrong to dp - not that I ever am

DingDongTheNitsHaveGone · 18/12/2007 19:15

Yes I formally admit I am wrong on this one as not a single person has agreed with me!

But retract my comments to DH? NOw that's another matter!

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