Did You Know – Wooden Spoon

Did you know that if you place a wooden spoon in a pot of boiling water, that it will help to keep the water from boiling over?

I have done this for decades and decided to Google why this works.

According to SouthernLiving.com, the reason is because the wood acts as a water repellant on the already unstable bubbles.

As a result, it causes the bubbles to destabilize and they stop rising, which stops the water from boiling over.


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  1. Great to know! Now I’m wondering how I could have lived nearly 70 years without knowing this trick! Proof that you can learn something every day. Thanks, Diane.

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