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#1 of 8 Old 01-29-2007, 09:58 AM - Thread Starter
 
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What should I use to clean/disinfect wooden blocks that were handed down to me? I am planning to clean them in the kitchen sink but I am not sure what to use.

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I would do soap and water, then vinegar and peroxide in seperate spray bottles.
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I use soap and water after general use and then do a vingear rinse about once a week or so.
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If they are natural wood, then you will be assisted by the fact that few bacteria will grow on it. After wood dries out, any bacteria on the surface become dehydrated (and die).

(wood cutting boards work this way)

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I'd just wipe off obvious grunge, personally. I don't like to soak blocks in water because it raises the grain of the wood.
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Why do wooden blocks need to be disinfected?

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I'd just wipe off obvious grunge, personally. I don't like to soak blocks in water because it raises the grain of the wood.
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if anything, if i really wanted to 'disinfect', i would spray very very lightly with some diluted vinegar or h2o2.
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Why do wooden blocks need to be disinfected?
I was thinking that they could have germs from the other child? I am planning to use a vinegar rinse after reading the replies.
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