I have always been a fan of Teflon frying pans. Even through the health scare. But that one thing that drives me absolutely fricken crazy is when some idiot decides to use a metal utensil on my pan and scratches it which leads to the pan’s (and the idiot’s) untimely demise. Hell hath brought no fury like that of metal on my teflon.
So silicone cooking tools are welcome in my kitchen and these seems to be a nice set of them. As pictured above this set includes 1 spoon, 1 spoonula (let’s just call out what a great word spoonula is!), 1 spatula, 1 turner, and 1 slotted spoon. Made of BPA free silicone which is heat resistant up to 240 degree celsius or 464 degree fahrenheit. The natural Acacia hard wood handles can last up to 40 years but should be hand-washed not exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures. They are not really dishwasher safe.
Be warned these are the slightly floppy variety not the stiffer type of silicone cutlery.
Claire Lower is the food & beverage editor for Lifehacker’s Skillet site which we read regularly around here.
She published an article stating “When You’re Cooking, Use a Wooden Spoon to Taste Food”. The reasons she gives are mostly related to temperature and not burning yourself. Hot cutlery can be a problem. Most kitchens use metal tasting spoons. And wood tends to burn on gas ranges.
We have featured a few products by Joseph Joseph here at The Cutlery Review. And I have to say that this one is a bit of a mind blower.
The DrawerStore is a new way at looking at how to organize your flatware in the kitchen drawer. The internet has been abuzz with talk of the order of left to right in which your knife, forks and spoons should be placed. This turns it on it’s head.
And I quote: “Storing your cutlery at an angle allows you to store a full set of cutlery in less than half the space of a conventional tray.”
And on top of that they have little icons to show what goes where!