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10 reasons to cook with wooden spoons

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"Wooden spoons are hardy, heat-tolerant tools that are great for thicker recipes that require a little muscle. They’re practical. They have a rich cultural history. And they last forever"

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When it comes to choosing a cooking spoon, the three most common types are wood, metal and plastic. Each material has its pros and cons but if you visit the kitchens of professional and casual chefs around the world, the kind you’d most likely come across is the wooden spoon­ – and it’s plain to see why

Wooden spoon won't scratch

Non-wooden spoons (metal spoons especially) are far more likely to scratch up the bottoms and sides of your pots and pans. For non-stick surfaces this is extremely problematic as food will start to stick to the bottom, making it more difficult to cook on the pans and clean them afterwards. Eventually you may just end up throwing the pot or pan out. Wooden spoons however are naturally soft and won’t scratch the finish on a non-stick pan or ruin the surface of cast iron/stainless steel pans, ensuring a long life of happy cooking.

Wooden spoons are strong

Anyone who spends enough time in the kitchen knows that sometimes one of the most important ingredients in any dish is a little elbow grease. A good stir, flip or scrape allows all the contents to get the attention they need for balanced heat and flavoring, especially when sauces are involved. Wooden spoons give you a firm strong handle to hold, making stirring easier and more effective­–and without any fear of the handle breaking. It also provides you with a solid tool for scraping things off the sides and bottom of your pan.

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Wooden spoons don't conduct heat

When introduced to high temperatures, metal spoons can get really hot. Plastic spoons can begin to melt. Wooden spoons don’t conduct heat so you can stir until your heart’s content without fear of the handle heating up. Plus, if you happen to leave the spoon in the pan for a short time, you won't have to worry about it burning your hand or melting.

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Wooden spoons won't react bad to your food

Wooden spoons are non-reactive, which means that the wood won’t adversely react with the acids in some foods or leave a nasty, metallic taste, like metal spoons often tend to do. Over time, plastic spoons can start to break down at the edges. This can result in leaving tiny pieces of plastic in the pan which isn’t at all appetizing. To ensure the purity of any recipe, there really is no substitute like wooden spoons or other wooden utensils for that matter.

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Wooden spoons look good and feel better

Classic, gorgeous and elegant, a kitchen full of wooden spoons never fails to make a good impression. Though adding décor may not be the most important aspect of a wooden spoon, cooking with some style certainly doesn’t hurt. Sometimes the right set of wooden spoons are what separates a good kitchen from a great one.

Nothing compares to the strong, sturdy and smooth grip of a wooden spoon. The handle just feels right in your hand. And the more you use it, the better it will feel. It's as if it becomes customized to your hand. This comfortable grip will allow you to stir easier and more efficiently, enriching your cooking experience that much more

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Wooden spoons are eco-friendly best gift ideas

Wood is a natural, renewable resource, so if you’d like to cook in the most environmentally responsible way, wooden spoons should be your tool of choice. Plus, when you buy a wooden spoon that isn’t made using harmful chemicals, you’re eliminating the possibility of those chemicals leaking into the environment–and your home.

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Wooden spoons won't leach harmful chemical

Bacteria and germs are not huge fans of wood. In fact, wooden spoons are much safer than any other spoon thanks to their natural germ-killing properties. You’ll still want to make sure your spoon follows all FDA regulations and contains none of the harmful chemicals that can leach into food. Buy a wooden spoon that was made right and care for it correctly and you won’t have to worry about anything bad being introduced to your food or your family.

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Handmade wood cook spoons are crafted with utility and balance in mind. Solid, natural wood woods are preferred because of their durability, beauty, and safety. Our wood spoons and spoon sets are carved from our sustainable excessive wood discarded from unused furniture. Eco-friendly kitchen gifts for the cook. Wood is the safe alternative to plastic for the natural kitchen.

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