How to Clean a Nut Milk Bag

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You need to manage your household items daily, thus to keep your nut milk in good shape, you need to understand how to clean a nut milk bag to practice healthy cooking.

How to Clean a Nut Milk Bag

If you want your recipe to taste the best, it is essential to use clean and fresh utensils while cooking.

Close up of a pile of nut milk sacks
  • If your nut milk sack is in the best shape and is cleaned regularly, it will help your recipe last longer and taste better.
  • By cleaning the nut milk sack regularly, the lifespan of the bag ultimately increases 
  • Your nut milk sack plays various roles in the kitchen, thus keeping it clean is a necessity.

Materials Required

  • Unscented mild dish soap or an unscented soap bar
  • Stainless steel pegs avoid using the plastic ones as they are unhygienic and might destroy the nut milk sack. They are no friends of the environment as well.
  • A small laundry bucket or a clean sink

Step 1: Rinsing the Bag Under Running Water

  1. Start with turning the nut milk sack inside out; the bag’s seams should be on the outside ready for a good rinse.
  2. Start the tape and make sure the pressure of the water is good and the temperature is warm.
  3. Now bring the bag under the boiling water and make sure the unwanted particles are getting washed away with the high pressure of the boiling water.
  4. Now turn the bag back in and rinse the bag from the outside as well. 

Step 2: Soap Up the Bag

  1. Take the bag and put some unscented soap on it or rub an unscented soap bar. Gently scrub the bag with your hands to remove the unwanted particles stuck to the fabric.
  2. If you are not up for a hand wash, you can also wash the bag with a mild detergent in the laundry, but do not forget to switch off the drier cycle.
Three bars of mild soap

Step 3: Soaking And Bleaching to Remove Fragrance

  1. Start with creating a dilute vinegar mixture or a grapefruit seed extract mixture in a bowl. Now dip the bag into the grapefruit seed extract mixture for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Now take another bowl and add less than a teaspoon of oxygen bleach into 2 cups of water.
  3. After 30 minutes, take the bag off the grapefruit seed extract mixture and dip it into the bleach solution for treating the discoloration and disinfecting the bag.
  4. Soak the bag for a maximum of 4 minutes into the solution.
  5. Now rinse the bag with clean water.

Step 4: Sanitizing the Bag for Mold and Bacteria Protection

  • Add some boiling water into the bowl, put the bag into the water, and remove it instantly. Boiling the nut milk sack might damage the fiber.
  • Now add some salt into hot water and dip the bag for at least 30 minutes into the solution of salty water. Rinse very well after removing the bag from the solution.
  • Now take 6% acidic vinegar, dip the nut milk sack for at least 20 minutes, and rinse well with clean water.
  • Once you are done washing the nut milk sack with soap, you can use the option of frying the bag under the sun to kill the bacteria.

Step 5: Rinsing, Drying, and Storage 

  1. Once the mild dish soap wash is done, turn your nut milk bag inside out again and put it under warm running water. Scrub a little with your hands and wash the bag by turning the nut milk bag inside out again.
  2. Never use the dryer of the washing machine to dry. The best method is to air dry the bag in the sun, but you can also choose to air dry in the rack below the kitchen sink.
  3. Make sure you store your bag in a cool after you let it air dry, use a place or container that is sterile and breathable.
A person holding a nut milk sack filled with pistachios

Cleaning the Bag Before the First Use

  • Fill some water in a small bowl, add some unscented mild dish soap, or use a soap bar to create soapy water.
  • Now dip the bag into the mild dish soap and gently rub the bag with your hands.
  • Now turn the nut milk bag inside out and wash the seams thoroughly.
  • Now rinse the bag well with running water and hang the bag outside in the sun to air dry.


If you do not want to experience any unwanted flavors in your food, make sure you clean your utensils, kitchen bowls, and tools after each use to maintain the kitchen’s hygiene.