Dishwashing detergent can weaken the wood fibers of your salad forks. For deep cleaning, use a mixture of salt, a teaspoon of baking soda and water, and after cleaning, rinse the forks with warm water. For occasional disinfection, sprinkle some baking soda on the surface of the product and spray it with white vinegar. Leave the application to stand for five to ten minutes and then rinse with cold water. The easiest way to remove the unpleasant smell of onions or garlic is with lemon juice.