How Do I Keep Cookie Cutters from Rusting?

(Image credit: Faith Durand)

Q: How do you keep your cookie cutters from rusting? I have lots of little shapes which I use for cutting out ham/cheese/bread for decorating bentos. 90% of the time I wash them immediately, but sometime it’s late/I’m tired/they’re too darn small! and I miss them and they sit in water for too long and rust.

Is there a quick and easy (no scrubbing) way to move the old rust? What is your cookie cutter maintenance scheme?

Sent by Eva

Editor: Eva, to remove rust we do scrub with fine steel wool; that is relatively easy and quick. As far as storage, we like this solution; something airtight it good to help keep out moisture and rust. And we’re with you on the cleaning issue; inexpensive cookie cutters often rust so fast!

Readers, do you have any tips for keeping your cookie cutters in tip-top shape?

(Image: Faith Durand)