I’m a little embarrassed to show you this, but I was so amazed by the results, that I had to share it with you. I have two cork trivets that we’ve had for years and obviously use – frequently. They weren’t pretty anymore, but they got the job done. Although I washed them often, they never really improved much.
I really didn’t think I would ever be able to get these trivets clean again, but I figured I’d give it a shot before I threw them out and bought new ones.
How To Clean A Cork Trivet
- Use a piece of fine grit sand paper to sand the top of the trivet. I used a 220 grit paper. I laid the trivet on a piece of cardboard to sand because I was already working on another project and the cardboard was out. The sanding will produce a little dust, so the clean up was contained and easy.
- After sanding, shake off the dust created by the sanding. I just tapped it against the cardboard a few times.
- Wash the trivet with dish soap. I used Dawn and a little scrub pad.
- Allow the trivet to fully dry before use.
The difference was amazing and it took only a few minutes to get this result. Mr. Hobby, who does most of the cooking (yes I’m a lucky girl), noticed right away and was also impressed with the result.
Give it a try before throwing out a well used trivet. If you enjoyed this post, please pin the below image to share! Thanks so much for supporting this blog.