Wooden utensils have been in use for years because it was easy for our ancestors to do so. For instance making sticks from tree branches to stir soups and stews. It is not surprising that we still use wooden utensils today if not in larger portions than before.
Before you can ever think of adding wooden utensils to stuffs you already have in the kitchen like ceramic, stainless steel or ultimately changing your cook wares, it is very important to look at some of the advantages of wood and downsides to see if it is an option you can look at.
Very pressing of all advantages is the fact that, wooden utensils do not succumb to “breaking”. There is no way wooden utensils break especially when they accidentally fall from your hands. This will be an option for parents who have children in the house. You can easily have an option for wooden ladles and few bowls which will be mostly handled by the kids. That way, you do not end up wasting precious family income on extra bowls which could have been preserved.
There is no end to the stories we have heard of couples who spend money on many expensive plates and wares only for children to come and literally break all the bowls leaving parents with no option than to buy more bowls. Most times in an effort to preserve family income, they end up buying less cheap bowls like plastic which is also not healthy for the family. Buying wooden bowls would cost a little higher than ceramic or plastic but will help maintain some income not talking about numerous health benefits gained by family.
We definitely cannot take wooden products out of our collections when being a brand that promotes environmentally friendly products is our passion. Wooden products should be (and I know is) one big deal for persons who love the environment and are ready to do anything to preserve it. Wooden products are so sustainable that if you grow tired of using it, you can easily throw into fire and that is it. This is a big opportunity for us to protect our environment and I think this should be an issue for everyone.
Another good news for health a conscious person is that wood is non reactive and will not leach harmful chemicals into your food. Wooden utensils won’t react with the acids in foods and leave a metallic taste like metal spoons. Don’t you see that for some reason, salad tastes different (or delicious) in a wooden bowl?
Therefore, it is perfectly safe to use wooden utensils and not think so much about health issues because if the utensil is treated well you are certain to have it for many years without worry. Wooden utensils won’t scratch your cookware. Wooden utensils are soft and very gentle in use with the most delicate cooking surfaces. One of the distinct advantages of wooden spatulas is that they are not going to scratch the finish on non-stick coatings. They also won’t scratch your cast iron or stainless steel pots, and in opposite to metal utensils, they are nice and quiet to use.
Durability is one great concern for most families when considering a product especially utensils. Wood is not that easy to break and then also they can withstand the heaviest of meals during preparation and do not succumb to pressure. Wooden utensil is one product to consider when looking for utensils in the kitchen. With respect to durability, wooden ladles for instance can withstand long hours of heat without melting like plastic. You can place it in hot pan for long hours without having to use a napkin or anything to hold it without burning your hand.
Last but not all, apart from the fact that wooden utensils are easy to handle and feel very nice to use, most of them come in very nice designs. The creative and artistic design of wooden utensils gives a beautiful appearance to the kitchen. Handcrafted wooden spoons are truly unique functional works of art that make wonderful gifts.
Despite its numerous advantages, wooden utensils really do have some downsides which are very important for a person to know when considering buying them.
Some wooden utensils can be heavy and so a little bit tiring to handle. It will be good to go for lighter versions if possible. However, considering the durability of hard wood, weight is one thing that can be overlooked.
Wooden utensils do not do well with water. It is very important that they are not soaked in water for a very long time but must be washed, rinsed, cleaned with a kitchen towel and dried on a dish rack as soon as possible.
It is very easy for wood to lose its glossy finish especially ones that are painted with natural oils and no other chemicals. Very glossy utensils that are painted often happens with imported wood because they are made to withstanding shipping conditions. It is good to consider buying from nearby places.
Muqafrik works with makers or producers of these products everyday so anytime you decide to buy a product, you are buying directly from the ‘production house’ and it easy to trust the source.
Now the facts are laid bare and it is up to you to make a choice but we at Muqafrik encourage you to at least experience wooden products yourself and then you can let us know what you think.
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