Palm leaf bowls and wooden cutlery are now in fashion, and all for a good cause. There are simply so many advantages to using wooden utensils, bowls and plates at home. But this doesn’t mean that silicone and metal cookware are gone forever. Below are the top reasons why you should try palm leaf bowls and wooden cutlery.
They are ergonomic
Most wooden cutlery and palm leaf bowls are made from hardwood. This means that they are durable and less likely to wear out in a short period of time.
Wooden cutlery can last for years, provided you take good care of it. Further, the surface of wooden cutlery is well sculpted. They don’t have rough edges, making them ideal for heavy cooking that requires a lot of stirring.
Wooden spoons are harmless
Wooden spoons are also great because they will not scratch your non-stick pans and pots. Plus, they are also non-conductive!
The fact that wood is non-conductive means that you can leave cutlery on the pan for a long time without worrying that it will burn your hands. Of course, placing your spoon in boiling liquids is not a very good idea as it can warp, but wooden cutlery warps less than silicone, making the former much better.
They respect the environment
Compared to glass, metal and silicone, palm leaf bowls and wooden cutlery are environmentally friendly.
Kitchen utensils and wooden plates—or at least the best performing ones—are made to last for many years. Just be sure to wash and dry them well, and oil them every few weeks. Oiling can prevent your wooden tools, plates and bowls from drying out or cracking. And when you finally decide to get rid of them, you can do so without much guilt as they will have served you for a long time. Most importantly, wooden utensils and wooden plates are biodegradable. They break down more easily and you won’t be contributing to the growing carbon footprint of humans on Earth.
They are elegant
Compared to silicone utensils, wooden spoons and cutlery look classier.
Silicone utensils might be cheaper, but they are also very common and often look coarse as they are mass produced. Now what would you prefer to have in your kitchen? Classic pieces (although more expensive) or inexpensive reproductions of something that will melt in a few days?
They are profitable
Palm leaf bowls and wooden cutlery are less expensive in the long run because they are built to last.
Wooden cutlery does not warp as easily as it is made of hardwood. It also does not retain odours nor will it make your food taste like pine. Wooden utensils are also more resistant to heat, so you won’t have to worry about replacing them every few months. Silicone and metal easily melt or corrode. They might be cheap, but that’s only because they’re pretty much disposable.
To conclude, wooden utensils are more economical, more ergonomic and more ecological. There is only one thing that you need to be worried about when it comes to wooden utensils: the fact that they may get stained by sauces if they are not finished properly. Also, keep in mind that not all wooden kitchen utensils are made the same. Be sure to invest in well-made utensils!