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There are so many different kinds of materials used to create hooks, like metal, plastic, and bamboo, I'm often asked how best to care for your hooks. Any type of hook should periodically be washed with a gentle soap and water to get off the oils, creams and dirt that might have built up. Dry them off. Then, with wooden or bamboo hooks, apply a little mineral oil to condition them. Let them sit for about 20 to 30 minutes, then gently wipe off any excess oil. When not using your hooks, it's best to store them in some type of case or fabric hook roll. If you treat your hooks with a little TLC, they will take care of you for years to come.