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Old 07-17-2017, 06:18 PM   #1
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Preferred wood used for wooden cooking utensils

Ive seen many different varieties in the stores.
Some basic, some more fancy and decorative ( and more expensive)

I was just wondering if there is a preferred wood to be used to make wooden cooking utensils ( spoons, spatulas....).

Second question would be, has anyone ever made them themselves? If so, what wood did you use?

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Old 07-17-2017, 06:28 PM   #2
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Larry, I use to buy el cheapo Wamart "wooden spoons"; who know what they're made of... but last Summer I bought a set of Bamboo spoons at Crate & Barrel and have found that they do not split or retain any solids or liquids.
https://www.crateandbarrel.com/5-pie...kaArQJEALw_wcB
As to making my own kitchen utensils, I think I'll stick to purchasing mine
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:31 PM   #3
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My favorite, after breaking most everything else many times over, is bamboo. They are inexpensive and very strong. I wash them in my sink in soapy water and they dry like new. I've had them 3 years and they don't even look used.
Amazon has a set of 7 for $6.99
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:54 PM   #4
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I got a set of bamboo utensils with an electric wok as a wedding gift in 1984. I no longer have the wok but I still use the utensils. I also have a couple olive wood utensils that I only use for salad tongs.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:10 PM   #5
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I switched from the traditional wood spoons/spatulas to bamboo. I found a 5 or 6 pack of bamboo utensils for $6 or $7 and never looked back.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:24 PM   #6
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I have some bamboo utensils and they are fine, but the one I always reach for is a beautiful olive wood spatula I cook with nearly every day. It's without a doubt my favorite and was a little expensive but worth every penny because I enjoy the look and feel of it so much. I've had it for 10 yrs now.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:09 PM   #7
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I have some bamboo utensils and they are fine, but the one I always reach for is a beautiful olive wood spatula I cook with nearly every day. It's without a doubt my favorite and was a little expensive but worth every penny because I enjoy the look and feel of it so much. I've had it for 10 yrs now.
I found one that looks just like mine, in case you may be interested..

https://www.surlatable.com/product/P...SABEgIKFvD_BwE
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:44 AM   #8
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I almost exclusively use silicone spatulas and spoonulas but the few wooden utensils I have are bamboo
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:57 AM   #9
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Definitely bamboo, inexpensive and durable, easy to find too. The one exception is my salad set, those are Hickory because the set was custom made from a tree I had to take down.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:19 PM   #10
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I agree with all the bamboo lovers. I ditched all my non-bamboo spoons years ago. They hold up so much better. I've never had to replace a bamboo spoon.
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