I have a lot of metal cookie cutters and I've noticed they get rusty quick, and I have to buy a new one all over again, some cutters I can't find in plastic or not find it at all.... I wanted to know if anyone had any ideas or tricks on how to make them last.
any ideas will be appreciated..thank you!
I dry my off right away, and sometimes I pop them in a warm oven as well to make sure there is no water/moisture hiding anywhere. Haven't had one rust yet.
You water may be corrosive, with all the chemicals they put in there to kill the bacteria and well water could have sulfur. Anything you want to stay nice a new needs to be washed immediately, dried thoroughly and put away.
I don't let mine sit in water at all. I wash them one at a time by swishing them rapidly in hot soapy water. Rinse immediately, shake off water, and set to dry cutter side down on a dish towel. It's working so far!
thank you all for your replies..
I wonder if there's like a safe glaze to cover the metal cutters to make them last longer.
I wash them right away but would leave them in the dish rack, but haven't been doing that since I had to replace a few cutters..
I do the same thing CookieO does and pop them in a warm oven. For storage, I then put them in ziploc bags. Not one problem this way.
I do the exact thing as TracyLH. Been doing it for years and have never had a rusty cutter. I do this with my decorating tips also!
My DH even knows the routine in case I get tired and when he comes home from work and sees cutters, he does the same for me.
Small cutters go on a tray with the tips. If I've only used a few cutters the toaster oven works great.
Great tips on using the oven to dry them out. I'm definitely going to do that next time! Thanks!
I do the same Tracy, with the ziplock bag storage, then they go in a plastic bin.
If they'll be stored for a while, they definitely go in the oven after washing. If I'll use them again really soon, a good towel drying has worked.
I never let them sit in water when washing and never let them air dry on their own in a dish drainer.
thanks to everyone for your response..
I will be putting them in the oven after I wash them..
have a good day everyone!