Chopsticks are an indispensable everyday item in family meals. But how to wash chopsticks properly, many people still don’t know. Learn more about this in the article below.
Chopsticks are an indispensable tool in every Vietnamese family meal. In the tray of rice, chopsticks will be used to pick up food and put it in the mouth. This shows that chopsticks need to be thoroughly cleaned to prevent bacteria from entering the body through the mouth.
firstThe habit of washing chopsticks the wrong way
Many people wash their chopsticks by hold a bunch of chopsticks and rub into each other, this is the extremely wrong way. How to wash this chopsticks can break the outer protective layer of chopsticks and gradually over time will create small cracks that cause chopstick surface becomes roughvery easily becomes a favorable environment for bacteria to reproduce.
Many people after washing their chopsticks do not dry chopsticks. Wet chopsticks will create an ideal environment for bacteria, mold and carcinogens (aflatoxin) to have a chance to breed.
Many people even put chopsticks in the sink and soak in it, do not wash immediately. If the chopsticks are soaked for a long time in the tub, the chemicals from the dishwashing liquid will have a chance to penetrate deep into the chopsticks. It won’t be easy to clean by conventional means.
2How to properly wash chopsticks
Wash chopsticks one by one
You use a dishwashing sponge to clean the surface of the each chopsticks. Then rinse once with plain water. Washing each chopsticks will Avoid making them rub against each otheravoid contaminating chemicals and bacteria
Clean chopsticks once a month
You should bring all cleaning chopsticks 1 times/month by putting all your chopsticks in the sterilizer or by soaking them in hot water about 30 minutes. However, with plastic chopsticks or paint chopsticks, this should not be done.
Dry and store chopsticks in a cool place
After washing your chopsticks, you should dry and sun-dry. When the chopsticks are dry, they should be stored somewhere ventilated, clean, avoid humid environment.
Chopsticks are an important item in everyone’s daily meal. Directly affecting our health, therefore, everyone needs to know how to wash chopsticks properly to avoid bringing diseases to themselves and their families.