Two things: Firstly this is a reader idea, thanks Pam! And secondly, the spelling of mold versus mould:
Mould is the British spelling, American English has no mould, and British English has no mold. Australian and Canadian English favor the British spelling, though mold is fairly common in Canadian publications.
OK, all that covered, let’s talk about edible spoons. In this day and age of environmental awareness when it comes to plastic cutlery having edible cutlery just makes sense.
The Seetop Spoon Shape Molds are perfect for making your own edible spoons. Fun with flatware when making food! Made of FDA Standard Food Grade Silicone that is PBA free they are perfect for melting chocolate, baking cookies, cakes, muffins, brownies, cupcakes and our favorite is using mash potatoes to make ketchup dipping spoons! Safe for use in the dishwasher, oven, freezer, refrigerator and microwave.
Most of the time here at the Cutlery Review we talk about flatware you can find at the store or online to purchase. It’s not often we have an example of DIY cutlery. But this amazing video from Felix Immler is a great example of what you can do to improvise a spoon when all you have is garbage. Enjoy!
We talk a lot about how certain types of coated cutlery should go in the dishwasher. But trust us, for your daily use stainless steel flatware the dishwasher is the way to go. And we, like you I’m certain, just drop all that cutlery into the bins on the bottom. The problem is that the cutlery smacks into each other while the water violently cleans and jostles them around. All those little hits add up to dents and marred cutlery. Well that problem can go away and give you even cleaner cutlery. The dishwasher designers figured out a solution but it seems they really didn’t tell us about it.
From the Dailymail.co.uk:
A professional cleaner has discovered a ‘mind blowing’ feature in her dishwasher for cleaning dirty cutlery. Liesl Elizabeth, who runs a cleaning service called Clean-Freak Cleaning Co. in Perth, shared a video showing how the knives and forks are laid down in the top rack while loading the dishwasher.
Typically used for long knives, bigger utensils and chopsticks, the mum-of-three was able to stack the cutlery perfectly in between the ridges of the tray.
‘I was today years old… learning the obvious,’ she joked.
So we tried it out here at The Cutlery Review (as our dishwasher has those little ridges in the top rack) and yup, it works pretty dam good!
OK fellow flatware and cutlery experts out there. This TikTok video about leaving your silverware sparkling is everywhere. We need to talk about it.
It is proposed that a chemical reaction occurs between the aluminum and the ingredients in the dishwasher tablet. The foil itself doesn’t clean the cutlery, but as the tablet dissolves it reacts with the metal and shines the cutlery.
Rumor has it that the baking soda in the tablets is what does the powerful cleaning effect. These two components (and with water) remove silver sulfide – also known as tarnish – through an electrochemical reaction in warm water. We’ve talked about this before at this post.
But one big question: Wouldn’t this happen anyways if you had some cast aluminum cookware in the dishwasher?
And one big point to make: This works for only SILVERWARE not for regular stainless steel cutlery and the like. Your regular day to day scratched up forks, knives and spoons are going to get sparkling shiny for this hack.
Have a nice a sparkling day!
PS – That ball of foil will bounce around and likely land in the bottom and jam up your sprayer.