I own a Rattan round proofing basket, bought from Breadtopia. Before I use it,k I spritz it with a small amount of water and then coat it with rice flour. It works great to keep the dough from sticking and when I am finished I use the sprayer in my sink to spray off the leftover flour. I then let it dry and put it back into the closet for the next use.
The last use however, I left it a bit damp (unknown to me) and for the sake of space I put it into my clay clothe with the lid on it. When I opened it a week later both items had a dark gray, hairy mold. The clothe clean up quite easily but the rattan basket did not.
Use it ruined, can it be saved? Spraying it with Clorox seems the best way to get rid of the mold, but I know that chlorine and yeast do not do well together. I’ve tried soap to wash it, but you can still see dark spots on the rattan.
Do I just pitch it and say that I learned my lesson, or can it be saved?