View Full Version : How do you disinfect/clean items that can't go in the dishwasher?

10-30-2006, 04:33 PM
I'm relatively new to cooking meat and will admit to throwing all of my cutting boards and good knives in the dishwasher (bad, I know) on the antibacterial cycle. BUT I just got a meat tenderizer today (no more pounding with a waxed-paper wrapped can, lol) at IKEA and it says very specifically hand wash only.

Now, I'm sure my knives said that on the packaging too....but wondering what others do about this.



10-30-2006, 05:44 PM
I always use very hot water and soap. That's it. I figure if "bad" germs like E.Coli and the like could withstand soap/hot water, we'd hear about it in the news. That said, I am very careful not to cross contaminate.