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Old 01-08-2011, 04:45 PM   #31
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just found what looks like a good buy on walmart.com. bamboo and just over 20 bucks. just need to decide if i would use them all or not. may buy.
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:58 PM   #32
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I have a fave olive wood spoon from BBB (Bed Bath n Beyond) not expensive and very useful.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:49 PM   #33
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My one olive spoon from a mill in southern France is a keepsake favorite. I have several bamboo that are for every day use. I think any wood that is particularly dense will serve well. I'd like to get my hands on some utensils made of ironwood, but have never come across such.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:18 PM   #34
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My aunt won't use wood anything especially cooking utensils because they feel slimy when wet. That feel gives her the "skeevies"!! LOL
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:38 PM   #35
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Thanks for all the replies everyone :)

I need to go check out a Ross or TJMaxx tomorrow I guess! :)
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:39 PM   #36
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Oh...and one last thing. I noticed some of them seem like they have a finish on them...and then other feel a little more 'rough'. Any difference? Will the finish stay nice?
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:52 PM   #37
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Personally, I would stay away from any finished wood utensils unless I was 100% sure that the finish was food safe.

At any rate, the finish will quickly wear off unless it is oil, which can be replenished.
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:07 AM   #38
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Oh...and one last thing. I noticed some of them seem like they have a finish on them...and then other feel a little more 'rough'. Any difference? Will the finish stay nice?
Olive wood utensils don't have a finish on them and are very smooth to the touch because it's a superior wood compared to the pale rough wood found in the dollar stores, or grocery stores. I wouldn't buy anything with a finish on it.
This really is a case of you get what you pay for, unless you're lucky enough to find an actual bargain. Good luck, and welcome to DC.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:05 AM   #39
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just found what looks like a good buy on walmart.com. bamboo and just over 20 bucks. just need to decide if i would use them all or not. may buy.
They also have bamboo cutting boards. I've had the small and larger ones for about a year and they are holding up fine. Also they have bamboo holders for said utensils and a spice rack with stepped levels to organize your spice cabinet.
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:49 PM   #40
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I have a nice assortment from Fantes. Each with its own purpose. The olive wood ones are very nice but somewhat delicate. Two of the beech wood spoons from Poland, one with a 15.5 mm dia. handle and the other with a 19 mm dia. handle are quite sturdy and my favorites for mixing large batches of heavy bread dough. For sentimental reasons my all-time favorite is an ornately turned and deeply cupped spoon which along with 3 Munising bowls were hand-me-downs from my maternal great grandmother.
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