Metal Marks from Cutlery

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Bar Keepers Friend

Oh yeah, this is the cutlery hack of cutlery hacks. And we here at The Cutlery Review can assure you this amazingly works as we just cleaned all our plates! All those grey scratches on your white bowls and plates are from your use of a knife, fork and spoon scraping and leaving metal traces. The dishwasher will never get these off and they just build up over time and look horrendous. And the hack that saves the day? Bar Keepers Friend is your kitchen friend. Just a little of this and a cloth and some elbow grease and those scratches will disappear! Oh, and Bar Keepers Friends works well for polishing flatware and glass stove tops.

Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser from Amazon


Boiling wooden spoons. For Why?

Zulay Kitchen 6 Piece Wooden Spoons for Cooking

Boiling wooden spoons can be a controversial topic in the culinary world. There are emails and videos going around the internets showing people boiling spoons to show all the “toxins” that come out of the wood. Wood is a porous material, and exposing it to water and high temperatures can potentially damage or warp the spoons. As a general rule, it is not recommended to boil wooden spoons unless absolutely necessary. The heat and moisture can cause the wood to expand and contract, leading to cracks or warping.

If you find yourself in a situation where you believe boiling your wooden spoons is necessary, take certain precautions. Keep the boiling time to a minimum, typically no more than a few minutes. This brief exposure to boiling water can help sanitize the spoons by killing off bacteria and germs. However, be mindful of not exceeding the recommended boiling time, as prolonged exposure can weaken the wood’s structure.

After boiling, it is crucial to thoroughly dry the wooden spoons before using or storing them. Moisture can seep into the wood fibers, leading to swelling, warping, and the potential growth of mold or mildew. Place the spoons in a well-ventilated area and allow them to air dry completely. Once dry, you can consider applying a food-safe oil, such as mineral oil or beeswax, to help maintain the wood’s integrity and prevent drying out. Regularly oiling the wooden spoons can also help preserve their appearance and extend their lifespan. And if you are worried about “toxins” in your wooden spoons then just buy some new ones like these which are made of resilient teak wood and have a lifetime warranty…

Zulay Kitchen 6 Piece Wooden Spoons from Amazon


PHILIPALA Black Laser Engraved Flatware Set

PHILIPALA Black Flatware Set

Wow, look at those flowers. This is really a step forward in decorating cutlery. This PHILIPALA Black Flatware Set uses lasers to engrave that incredible look. And this time it won’t come off in the dishwasher. Laser engraving is something you are going to start seeing a lot of in the flatware world.

This 20 piece cutlery set consist of 4 Dinner Knives, 4 Dinner Forks, 4 Dinner Spoons, 4 Teaspoons and 4 Dessert Forks. They are made of dishwasher safe high durable quality stainless steel. The mirror polish has been exposed by exquisite flower laser pattern engraving into that black coating.

PHILIPALA Black Flatware Set from Amazon


Spoon Molds/Moulds for Edible Spoons

Spoon Molds/Moulds for Edible Spoons

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.

Seetop Spoon Shape Molds from Amazon