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What are the Benefits of Wooden and Bamboo Cooking Utensils?

What are the Benefits of Wooden and Bamboo Cooking Utensils?
What are the Benefits of Wooden and Bamboo Cooking Utensils?

Posted on June 17 2024

Wooden and bamboo cooking utensils are known for their versatility and beauty in the kitchen, but did you know that they have so much more to offer? Not only are these gorgeous cooking tools durable and long-lasting, but they’re also better for the planet. Still unsure whether you should make the switch? Well, don’t worry because we’ve laid out all the reasons why bamboo and wood cooking utensils are the best choice to make for you and your kitchen.  

Safe to Use on All Cookware 

Wooden and bamboo utensils are unique in that they are strong yet soft materials. They can handle the heat and stir your thickest stews while also being gentle on your cookware. When you scrape the side of your pot with a wooden or bamboo utensil, you don't need to worry about leaving scratches. This is especially important to note when it comes to non-stick surfaces.  

Non-stick surfaces work at their best when they are scratch-free. When scratches occur, that’s when the food begins to stick and suddenly your non-stick pan is not so non-stick. This also makes your non-stick pan more difficult to clean. Wood and bamboo cooking utensils are gentler on your non-stick cookware, making your life easier when it comes to cooking and cleaning but also adding to the longevity of your favorite non-stick pots and pans.  

To ensure scratch-free pots and pans, use something like our 5-Piece Bamboo Cooking Utensil Set. Each utensil is crafted from a single stalk of bamboo for enduring quality and they’re ideal when looking for cooking tools that are safe to use on non-stick surfaces. They're also dishwasher safe, making clean-up easy.

Heat Resistant 

We all know that moment when we’ve left a cooking utensil resting on the lip of a pot only to pick it up moments later for it to burn us. Metal and plastic utensils retain heat, leaving them hot to the touch when cooking. Wooden and bamboo cooking utensils however are heat resistant, meaning that no matter how long they’ve been resting on a pot or pan, they won’t become scalding hot. This also means that wooden and bamboo utensils won’t melt, unlike plastic or nylon utensils.  

Just because wooden spoons are heat resistant doesn’t mean they can’t add some spice to your kitchen. Our Baltique® Marrakesh Collection 4-Piece Cooking Utensil Set adds a splash of warm color to your kitchen but doesn’t retain any of the heat of what you're cooking.   

Better for the Environment  

Both wood and bamboo are natural and renewable resources.  In fact, bamboo is one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly materials because of its quick regrowth rate. Since both wood and bamboo are biodegradable, you don’t need to worry about them living in a landfill for years to come, unlike plastic or silicone cooking utensils. If you’re looking to create a more sustainable kitchen, wooden and bamboo cooking utensils are the way to go.  

Something to consider when looking for bamboo or wooden spoons is how they’re made. For instance, the 14” Lambootensil Bamboo Mixing Spoon is crafted from a single piece of sustainably grown Moso bamboo which not only makes it incredibly durable but also an eco-friendly product that you can feel good about using. 

When cooking with wooden and bamboo utensils, you can rest assured that you are using kitchen utensils that are functional, sustainable and stylish. If you’re interested in discovering more wooden and bamboo cooking utensils, check out our collection of kitchen tools here. If you’ve already made the switch, be sure to bookmark our blog How to Clean and Care for Your Wooden and Bamboo Utensils to keep your them looking brand new.   

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