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Thread: Wooden kitchen utensils - What do you use/like?

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    Thanks for the explanation, it makes sense to me

    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    I use a wooden spoon most when mixing ingredients for baking. So I need the wood to be able to flex without breaking.
    With burl the grain is turning all over the place and is prone to breaking.
    Straight grain wood will have a lot more strength and is able to flex without as much chance of breaking.
    When wood cracks or breaks, it usually breaks along the grain. With burl the grain can be going across a 1/2" or less wide handle. So you have only about 1/2" of strength. VS a piece of straight grain wood the grain runs the length of the spoon giving several inches of strength. I am not sure if I am making sense.

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    I have a couple of really big sturdy spatulas my friend got me from Mexico, a flat scraper style that will deglaze the biggest roasters no problem, and a large bowled serving spoon style. I also have a spoon/scraper combo in olivewood from Berard, and really like the wooden handled le creuset silicone spatulas, the wood they use seems to be better than most and they are sturdy. I enjoy rubber spatulas as well as wooden spoons, but sometime a plastic handled rubber spatula just can't support a lot of weight, especially after going through the dishwasher a million times, they start to flex.

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    I love my wooden stirring spoons and always will
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    another wooden spoon fan here. have a wooden corner spoon just for risotto....

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    I have a couple of olivewood spoons that I would replace in an instant if something happened to them.
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    I love my wooden utensils as much as my knives and cast iron! My favorite is the spurtle. I've always said if I had to pick only 3 kitchen utensils to use for the rest of my life it would be my knife, cast iron pan and my spurtle. It's a cross between and spoon and spatula. You can do pretty much anything with it. Everyone should own one of these pretties.


    My collection. Everything is handmade out of cherry or maple.




    A few of my spurtles


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    This thread needs more sources.
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    Some of mine are custom but if you email them they'll customize something for you.


    https://www.etsy.com/shop/OldWorldMarket
    http://kitchencarvers.com/
    http://www.mebskitchenwares.com/
    http://spoonmaker.com/

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    One more. He's not taking anymore orders this year though. But he does something I like. He wet finishes them to make sure when you use it, you won't have to sand it to get the initial fuzz off.

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/KitchenCar...f=pr_faveshops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erilyn75 View Post
    I love my wooden utensils as much as my knives and cast iron! My favorite is the spurtle. I've always said if I had to pick only 3 kitchen utensils to use for the rest of my life it would be my knife, cast iron pan and my spurtle. It's a cross between and spoon and spatula. You can do pretty much anything with it. Everyone should own one of these pretties.


    My collection. Everything is handmade out of cherry or maple.




    A few of my spurtles




    Your spurtles are fantastic! Makes me want one.

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