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Several problems to avoid in daily use of chopsticks

Oct 19, 2020

1. The wrong way to store chopsticks

      Experts suggest that the safest way is to put the smaller end of the chopsticks up, which is conducive to water evaporation. Place the chopsticks horizontally, which is not conducive to drainage and is more prone to mold. In order to avoid Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, etc., people with weak resistance may cause infectious diarrhea and vomiting after use.

2.Second, the cleaning is not clean

     Many people are "outrageous" when washing their chopsticks at home. Nearly five adults choose to wash under the tap, rubbing it, and then put it in the chopstick holder to wash it. When cleaning the chopsticks, first rinse the surface of the chopsticks, and then carefully scrub the chopsticks with detergent. After washing, drain the water stains before putting it into the chopstick holder.

3. Use chopsticks that have changed color

    After a long period of time, the color of the chopsticks will change. Many people think that this is a normal phenomenon and do not pay attention to it. , The color will change darker or lighter, mainly due to the deterioration of chopsticks caused by the long-term accumulation of bacteria. The chopsticks should be carefully observed every day. Once you find spots on the surface, especially mildew, it means that it has become moldy.

4.Fourth, reasonable packaging and processing

     "Nude" chopsticks are hygienic and environmentally friendly. In fact, if you don't apply a layer of lacquer, the chopsticks will more easily absorb water, wear and crack, leaving food residues in the gaps and bacteria breeding. But applying raw lacquer is like putting a "protective film" on the chopsticks, which is waterproof.

5.Five, use a chopstick machine for disinfection

     Newly bought chopsticks should be washed with tap water first, then washed with dish soap, and finally put in a pot and boiled in boiling water for half an hour. Bamboo chopsticks should be carefully scraped off the thorns. If there is a peculiar smell, it can be soaked in vinegar for half an hour or boiled in tea for half an hour. If home conditions allow, try to use a chopstick machine to disinfect chopsticks. Experts introduced that chopsticks sterilized by a chopstick machine and chopstick sterilizer can ensure the health of users.

     In addition, when storing chopsticks, it is best to place the chopsticks with their pointed ends facing up, which is more conducive to the evaporation of water. After investigation by the toothpick machinery manufacturer, it was found that many consumers placed the chopsticks sideways after washing them. This can easily get moldy; it is the most unsanitary way of storage.


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