With modernization, many changes we have embraced as a society. For instance, with the arrival of the internet, it is easier to access anything from watching movies online to browsing friends updates in another country via social media sites. However, this doesn't mean that old fashion is not coming back. And, one of the most amusing old things that are trending right now is the usage of wooden kitchenware.
Wooden kitchen tools are great alternatives to the more common metal and plastic utensils. They are durable and can withstand heavy use without breaking apart. They also don't get hot enough to burn your hands or food, which is an issue with metal utensils.
They also won't scratch your pots and pans like metal would, which gives them an edge over plastic as well. Plus, they are aesthetically pleasing because of their natural look, which is why many people prefer them over plastic or metal utensils. If you are still skeptical about using wooden kitchen tools, here are some reasons to convince you.
They Don't Scratch Your Cookware
Wooden utensils are much gentler and softer when it comes to cooking with them in comparison to metal utensils. This is because the wooden utensils do not scratch cookware, unlike metal ones which are known to cause scratching when in contact with said cookware.
Unlike metal utensils that leave scratches and marks on your stainless-steel pans, these soft-tipped utensils won't do the same. The tip on the end of the handle also helps to decrease noise while you cook.
Wooden Kitchenware Are Durable
Wooden kitchen utensils last long. You just need to take good care of them, and they will work well for you. It is hard to break them, which is more than can be said for plastic utensils. Also, thick mixtures or tough food buildup on your pan won't give them any trouble - the beautiful thing about wooden spoons is that you don't have to worry about scrubbing them clean.
Wooden kitchen tools are perfect for high-temperature cooking because they're not made of material that melts at these temperatures, so you can leave them in a pot or pan, and they'll be fine. They're also easy to sand if you need to remove any marks.
They Are Eco-Friendly
If you care about the environment and want to ensure that your kitchen utensils / chopsticks are as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible, you can feel confident that wooden utensils, wooden plates and bowls are a natural choice.
Wood is a renewable resource and, as such, will not cause environmental damage as would metal, plastic, or glass utensils which all require an energy-intensive manufacturing process.
To help reduce the environmental impact, you may want to take into account that many kitchen utensils are now made from renewable and biodegradable materials. Wooden utensils can be reused for years without any damage. They don't release harmful chemicals as the metal counterparts do. These wooden pots and pans are also safe to use because they don't heat up as quickly as their metal counterparts do.
Wooden Kitchen Tools Are Inert Material and Inhibit Germs Growth
Wooden utensils are non-reactive and won't alter the flavor of your food due to their chemical composition. They also won't change or alter the taste of your food as metal spoons do, and because they don't react with acids, you can use them with complete confidence.
Different types of wood, such as oak and pine, have been found to inhibit the growth of germs over time naturally. This means that wooden kitchenware is your best choice if you are worried about getting sick from bacteria.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Content Creator / Editor
Fred Felton is a copywriter, editor and social media specialist based in Durban, South Africa. He has over 20 years of experience in creating high end content. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. Currently Fred specialises in the wooden arts and crafts space, focussing on innovative wooden product design. He is also a keynote speaker and has presented talks and workshops in South Africa.