Kitchen tongs have such wonderful benefits for all the kitchen doers. But just like any other kitchen tool that you have, you might see that its appearance changes as time goes by.
Not to mention that the mess of the foods it faced has been all over the parts of the tongs. You will want to overcome this. Cleaning and fixing kitchen tongs shouldn’t be hard if you know how to do it.
The basic thing about cleaning
Normally, we are encouraged to clean the tongs on a daily basis with mild soap just like you do with the other utensils. But the challenge might be different if we are talking about the different types of tongs.
Well, with the usual mild soap that you can easily find on the market, you can maintain the cleanliness of the tongs on your own. It is not hard to proceed. Don’t rub the surface of the tongs too hard.
If your tongs are made of aluminum or other metal, there’s a risk of oxidation.
The oxidation of utensils is a common problem for the household. So, what you’d do when your aluminum tongs experience the oxidation? It is actually simple and straightforward to get rid of the grey thing that comes out from your utensils. The DIY method of removing the mess is easy to do.
First things first, you need to prepare a cup of water and half a cup of white vinegar. Then mix them and bring the mixture to a boil. Keep in mind that the composition (2:1) can be adjusted depending on the dimensions of your tongs.
The idea here is to soak your tongs in the mixture of your DIY cleaning solution. You can also use your stockpot to store the mixture. Put your tongs when the mixture is boiling. Boil the utensils for at least 15 minutes.
If the mess is too much, you could double up the time of boiling to make sure that all of the mess is removed. Then you could rinse the tongs in clean, cold water, and wipe it clean.
If you have metal tongs and it is rusty, you will want to get rid of the rust before using it for your cooking. It is easy to manage the rust by using the ingredient you can easily find in the kitchen.
But there’s an easy way that you can apply right now: using coke. Soak your tongs in the coke and let it sit for a few hours. Scratch the surface of the tongs to remove the rust. and then, rinse and clean your tongs.
If are new to using kitchen tongs or you want to use kitchen tongs in the right way. You can read my post on how to use kitchen tongs and what it used for. So now you know how you can clean and fix your kitchen tongs and also how you can use it.
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