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Cleaning cheesecloth?

BettyJoBaker | Jul 22, 201311:36 AM     11

I just started using cheesecloth for various things (squeezing excess moisture from vegetables, straining chicken broth, etc).

Do you have to wash it before use? I noticed that, out of the package, it does have lint. I bought it in the craft section at Walmart - am I using the right kind? Is there a craft-grade vs. a food-grade?

Also, after I use it, what's the best way to clean it, or am I supposed to throw it away?

Similar question: I've been using a handi-wipe to wipe down my electric skillet - how do I wash it so that it's safe to use on things that come into contact with food?

Thanks!

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