As a family of five, we go through a lot of reuseable face masks each week and that means we wash a lot too.
Using A Salad Spinner To Wash Face Masks
A few years ago, I was coveting a foot pedal washing machine for our trailer and one day, I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t a salad spinner essentially do the same thing?”.
The answer is yes – I mean, it’s not like we’re washing jeans and shirts, but for small things like kitchen rags, towels, socks, and in pinch underwear… it’s worked like a hot damn. (For those of you that may join us for dinner, don’t worry we’re not preparing your salad in this spinner 😂)
Fast forward to when it became mandatory to wear face masks in public spaces here this summer, I put up a clothesline over our sink and started hand washing our face masks. Honestly, though, that soon became a bit monotonous, so I pulled out our trailer salad spinner/washing machine and have been using it since then.
But what do the experts say, Christine?
The Government of Canada website says to wash face masks regularly, in hot water with soap in a washing machine or hand washing. Using the salad spinner in my opinion is the best of both worlds. Add hot water & soap, spin, rinse, spin, rinse… You get the idea. Once you’re done just hang them to dry.
Resourceful and efficient. You’re welcome