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.
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!
As reported at Delish.com the famous TV cooking competition show Top Chef introduced something new to the table for the first time in a long while.
“Top Chef added Dining Elevated’s ‘Uplifts’ to the table. The four- to six-inch rests give judges a place to put their forks, knives, and spoons in between bites while also adding a luxe look to the tables.”
“Flatware rests are a simple solution to prevent cross-contamination of foodborne pathogens from the tabletop to utensil, and thus, an added layer of consumer protection.”
I am a big fan of cutlery rests and have been making my own origami ones for chopsticks for years. The rests on Top Chef were a little boring. We discovered these charming cutlery and chopstick rests over at Amazon. They are made of dishwasher safe premium zinc alloy which is food-safe, lead-free and nontoxic. Woof!
The spoon rest is handy! We rarely stray from flatware into accessories but a good spoon rest when cooking at the stove is required for any good kitchen. And this one looks like it would do better than other solutions people try in my kitchen (like a paper towel that just soaked through and made a mess anyways).
Tomorrow’s Kitchen Silicone Utensil Rest has many features and can handle up to four pieces of cooking cutlery at once. Made of non-slip heat safe silicone with raised notches for utensils and raised edges keep spills contained on the rest, and not on your counter top (like the paper towel idea).