Spoons, spatulas, salad tongs, pasta forks -- you may not even realize how much woodenware you have in your kitchen until it comes time to clean it. Sauces and dressings that get sucked right into the porous surface can leave woodenware looking dingy. While stains may seem impossible to get out, don't give in!
Revive your old wooden utensils in only a few easy steps. Remove stains from woodenware with a mild bleach solution of 1/4 cup bleach to 1 quart warm water. Then rinse and dry before reapplying a protective coating of oil (as described in the preceding hint).