This Wooden Spoon Cleaning Hack Is Gross but Satisfying

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Another week, another trending cleaning hack on TikTok. We've learned all the hacks on how to best clean make-up brushes, windowsills, and blenders. This time, we're learning how to ​really​ clean wooden spoons.


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According to a viral TikTok video by Bonnie McNamara (, the best way to get all the built-up gunk from your wooden cooking utensil is to submerge it in boiling water.

In the video, McNamara places the wooden spoon inside a clear glass before filling it with boiling water. After stirring the boiling water with the wooden spoon, you can see all the food remnants detach from the spoon (gross, but somehow satisfying to watch).


With more than 18 million views, it's safe to say that this cleaning hack came in handy for many. Of course, we also tried it for ourselves to see if the hype was real (with four different wooden spoons to be exact). After letting half of the spoons soak overnight and the other half soak for about half an hour, we definitely noticed a change. While our water wasn't ​as​ murky as the TikTok video, the cleaning hack definitely works.

Now, be honest, when was the last time you deep cleaned your wooden spoons like this? Go ahead and try the hack for yourself.