Palm leaf bowls and wooden cutlery are starting to be in fashion, and all for a good cause. That doesn’t mean, however, that silicone and metal cookware are gone forever. However, there are so many advantages to using wooden utensils, bowls and plates at home. Below are the top reasons why you should try palm leaf bowls and wooden cutlery.
They are ergonomic
The wooden cutlery of the well-made palm leaf bowls are made from hardwood. This means that they are less likely to wear out in a matter of months.
Take good care of them and they can last for years. Their sleeves are also well sculpted. They don’t have rough edges, making them ideal for long cooks that require a lot of stirring.
Wooden spoons are harmless
Wooden spoons will definitely not scratch your non-stick pans and pots. They are also non-conductive!
This allows you to leave them on your pan for a long time without worrying that they will burn your hands. Of course, putting your spoon in a boiling liquid is not a very good idea as it can still warp, but the wooden cutlery warped over molten silicone makes 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. It can prevent your wooden tools, plates and bowls from drying out or cracking. When you decide to get rid of it, you can ease the guilt a bit. Indeed, 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 since they are very common, they also look coarse and mass produced (which they are). 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.
Since they are made of hardwood, they won’t warp as easily. They also won’t retain odors or make your food taste like pine. The advantage of wooden utensils is that they are more resistant to heat, so you won’t have to worry about replacing them with new ones over the next 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. If there is something you need to be concerned about with wooden utensils, it is 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!