After using your trivet, remove any food stains by wiping the surface clean with warm, soapy water and a dishcloth or sponge. Then, dry the trivet clean with a dish towel and place it on its edge to dry for at least an hour.
When cleaning your trivet, AVOID:
- Using a steel brush or steel wool, as this can scratch the surface of your trivet, creating space for bacteria and other unwanted microbes to hide.
- Washing your trivet in the dishwasher, as this can dry out and warp the wood.
- Immersing your trivet in water, as this can cause the wood to absorb water and warp.
- Using bleach, as this can stain and dry out the wood.