How to Clean a Wooden Salad Bowl

Handcrafted wooden salad bowls are an elegant way to serve any type of salad. Wooden salad bowls are also a greener choice than commercially manufactured salad bowls, which often contain plastic and other artificial materials. Since wooden salad bowls are made from natural wood, they won't leach toxins into your food. Wooden salad bowls need special care, however, to preserve their high quality construction, attractive appearance and usefulness. Learn how to clean your wooden salad bowls properly so you can enjoy them for years to come.

Wooden salad bowls require gentle washing for optimum longevity and use.

Step 1

Dampen a clean cloth or non-abrasive scrub pad with a small amount of mild dish soap and warm water. Gently wash the sides and bottom of the wooden salad bowl until no food residue remains. Rinse the salad bowl a few times until the water runs clear.

Step 2

Dry the wooden salad bowl with a clean towel. Make sure to wipe dry both the interior and exterior of the salad bowl.

Step 3

Allow the salad bowl to sit on the counter and completely air dry, which will ensure any remaining water evaporates. Storing the wooden salad bowls while wet could cause them to dry out.