Brotformen invaded by bugs
My H. Birnbaum coiled cane proofing baskets (brotformen) have been invaded by little brown insects / bugs. I scrubbed the baskets with a vegetable brush to remove all residual flour and any visible bugs, rinsed the baskets off in hot water, and then let them dry in a turned off but still warm oven (about 120 degrees F). Then I put them in the freezer for 48 hours and then baked them in the oven at 210 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Do you think that was enough to kill off all the critters and prevent their return? The reason I'm asking is because I won't be baking bread as frequently in the coming months so I will most likely put away the baskets where they will sit unused for some time. It's a shame because autumn and winter are the best seasons to make bread. Sigh.
1. So was it enough to kill 'em and keep them from coming back? If not, what else should I do?
2. What and where is best way to store them long term? Wrapped in a pillowcase or plastic bag or other? In a kitchen cabinet or the freezer?
Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.