How to Clean and Maintain a Cutlery Dispenser

The cutlery dispenser’s main benefit is that it provides germ-free and hygienic cutlery to its users. Therefore, you must learn how to clean and maintain cutlery dispensers properly. 

There are proper ways to cleanse it; you must be meticulous when washing it to avoid attracting bacteria and molds. So how do you do it? Follow these steps to clean and maintain a cutlery dispenser.

  1. 1. Empty the Cutlery Dispenser First

You can start cleaning your dispenser by emptying it. You have to remove any remaining utensils like forks, spoons, or knives for you to be able to wash the dispenser properly. Just remember to put the utensils in a clean – better if sanitized – bag or basket to ensure it won’t be contaminated.

  1. 2. Disassemble the Parts

Most cutlery dispensers can be disassembled. So, if your cutlery dispenser is one of them, you have to do so to be able to clean it more thoroughly. Also, look for instructions that come with your cutlery dispenser so you can have a guide while disassembling it. Of course, the last thing you want to happen is for your cutlery dispenser to get broken.

  1. 3. Wash the Removable Parts 

Once you’re done disassembling the parts, such as trays and compartments, then it’s now time to wash them. You can use a gentle dishwashing detergent or clean them with warm soapy water. Use a sponge or brush to remove food debris or build-up – just handle it carefully. Further, rinse the cutlery dispenser with clean water, then air dry the parts afterward.

  1. 4. Clean the Dispenser Body 

Now, it’s time to clean the dispenser itself. Wipe the dispenser body inside and out using a sponge or a damp cloth. You can go with a mild cleaning solution for stubborn stains or residue. Using gentle solutions is essential so as not to damage the dispenser body.

  1. 5. Sanitize the Cutlery Dispenser

It is essential to sanitize the dispenser regularly to ensure proper hygiene. As mentioned, cutlery dispensers ensure the cutlery is free from germs. Make sure to use a food-safe sanitizing solution because cutleries are meant to be put inside your mouth.

  1. 6. Dry and Reassemble the Dispenser

Once you’re done cleaning and sanitizing the dispenser, then it’s time to dry it out. Remember that all parts should air dry before reassembling to avoid moisture build-up that causes molds. If there is mold, then there would be bacterial growth that would affect the cutleries. Once everything is set, you can refill the cutlery dispenser with clean and sanitized utensils.

  1. 7. Maintain the Dispenser 

The last is to maintain the dispenser. To do this, you must regularly check the dispenser for any signs of damage. Moreover, observe if there are malfunctions so that you can fix them immediately. Also, if there are broken parts or malfunctions, contact the manufacturer’s official repair team for replacement or repair. 

Further, make sure to sanitize it regularly to prevent bacterial growth.

  1. Wrapping Up

You might think cleaning and maintaining a cutlery dispenser is hard work, but that’s not true. It’s just the same as cleaning all your other equipment in your kitchen. Just remember to use gentle materials for washing and sanitizing it to prevent the dispenser from getting damaged. Further, make sure to clean it carefully so that it won’t get broken.

Author’s Bio:

Rosette is known for advocating a sustainable lifestyle. That’s why on her free days, she spends her time writing about sustainability efforts and other ways to help the environment thrive and heal at a time of drastic climate change.