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Weekly Chore Prompt- Deep clean your Spatulas

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Welcome to September readers! I know for most us in the United States it still feels like the dog days of summer; but I’m ready to jump back into my regular blog schedule now that the kids are back in school. With September comes a lot of prepping for fall fun and holidays, so it’s the perfect time for me to welcome back my weekly chore prompt.


This week’s chore is a pretty easy one in both time and effort, but be warned- you may get grossed out by what I’m about to show you. 

You may think your spatulas are clean once you run them through the dishwasher, or hand- wash them, I know I did until recently when I was washing a spatula by hand and noticed I was able to pull the top from the handle.

Clean spatulas: My WAHM Plan


When I got it off, this is what I saw.

Dirty Spatulas: My WAHM Plan

Gross right?

Can you imagine cooking with that? No, of course you can’t and neither could I! I grabbed up all the spatulas I’d been using and started pulling the tops off. Some weren’t as bad as others, but none of them were spotless. Time to clean them!

How to deep Clean Spatulas

Soaking spatulas in vinegar water to clean My WAHM Plan

  • Gather Spatulas
  • In large bowl or dishpan, mix one cup water and a half cup white vinegar
  • Pull tops off spatulas and place both dirty sections in water/vinegar solution
  • Soak for 30 minutes

  • Once they're done soaking, make sure the hole in the spatula top is clean as well. If running under warm water doesn’t dislodge remaining grime, take a bamboo skewer or butter knife, wrap a paper towel around the end and gently wipe around the hole until clean. Be careful not to stretch the hole or the handle may not stay secure.
  • Rinse both parts of spatulas again
  • Allow to air dry

Deep Clean Spatulas ready to use My WAHM Plan


Once your spatula parts are completely dry, reassemble and store as usual. Now you have deep clean spatulas just in time for fall baking and cooking. 

To keep your spatulas clean in the future, be sure to hand wash them after each use and take the top off to clean. If you don’t hand wash your spatulas, simply use my soaking method at least once a week and you’ll never have gross spatulas again.


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8 Responses to “Weekly Chore Prompt- Deep clean your Spatulas”

Sharon Martin said...

What a massive difference using the vinegar, I dread to think what we would find if we looked closely enough through our cupboards and draws too. Great tip.

Linda A. Kinsman said...

Hi Sharon,

It is amazing the power of vinegar! I'll be using it often as I continue my fall cleaning.

Liz Mays said...

Oh ugh... seeing that in there is pretty awful! Thanks for the heads up about it!

Samantha said...

that's beyond nasty

Rebecca Swenor said...

This is an awesome solution for cleaning the spatulas. I am for sure tying this for cleaning them. Love this idea and thanks for sharing.

Linda A. Kinsman said...

Hi Liz,

You are very welcome. I was pretty amazed at the ick myself because I'm a pretty clean person.

Linda A. Kinsman said...

Hi Sam,

It is! I couldn't believe my spatulas looked like that. I'm glad to share it with my readers, so they can clean theirs.

Linda A. Kinsman said...

Hi Rebecca,

You're welcome! I'm happy to share my helpful homemaking tips and tricks, even if they are gross!

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