Best Utensils to Cook With

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Finding the Best Utensils to Cook With for Your Style of Cooking

What types of cooking utensils you should invest in?

The right utensils can make cooking easier, more enjoyable, and more efficient.

When you cook with utensils that are comfortable to hold, it’s easier to work. And when you work with efficiency, you save time, which means you can spend that time doing something else that’s important for you.

Is it worth it to invest in quality cooking utensils?

The answer is yes.

The right question to ask yourself is, “What types of cooking utensils you should invest in?”

Top 3 Reviews for Best Utensils to Cook With

Home Hero Stainless Steel Kitchen Utensils

In this value packed set of stainless steel utensils, you receive 25 pieces to cover pretty much all your cooking needs.

Each piece is wonderfully crafted from 430 grade stainless steel which provides durability and longevity.

The utensils in this set also look stylish with a ergonomic rubber grip and handy hanging hook holes so you can display your utensils on your kitchen rails for that cottage home look.

Cleaning is a breeze with the Home Hero utensils which are dishwasher safe so you can conveniently place them on a rinse cycle once you are finished cooking.

Pros

  • value packed with 25 pieces stainless steel utensils
  • durable and sturdy 430 grade stainless steel
  • dishwasher safe for easy cleaning

Cons

  • some customers have complained about the can opener and its lack of usability

DocGrit Kitchen Silicone Utensil Set

The next utensil set we recommend to use with stainless steel cookware is the silicone based utensil set by DocGrit.

This set is another one that provides great value – especially for the beginner home cook that is only just beginning to set up their kitchen.  With 38 pieces in this set, it comes complete with measuring cups and spoons, a grater and even it’s own hanging hooks set.

You will be hard pressed to find a better set that provides more value!

As we mentioned in the buyer’s guide, silicone is one of our preferred materials when it comes to non-toxic cooking.  And the DocGrit does not disappoint – they use a food grade silicone that is BPA free and can be heated to high temperatures without warping or releasing toxic chemicals.

These stylish utensils also have an ergonomic wooden handle to prevent heat conducting through the handle and reducing burns.

Pros

  • extra value with 38 pieces included in this utensil set
  • food grade silicone utensils for safe non-toxic cooking
  • wooden handles for reduced likelihood of burns

Cons

  • with the wooden handle, we would not recommend placing utensils in the dishwasher

U-Taste Silicone Spatula Set

Did we mention we like silicone?  So surprise surprise our last and final recommendation for the best cooking utensils for stainless steel is also silicone based.  However, with one unique difference to the previous set – the entire utensil is made out of silicone.

This feature is particularly useful as it overcomes the short-comings of the previous set because these particular utensils ARE dishwasher friendly.

We are a big fan of the U-Taste silicone utensils as they provide the strength and durability that you would find in harder materials like nylon or stainless steel.  But it also accommodates a degree of flexibility to get into those hard to reach crevices in the pans.

The silicone in U-Taste utensils can be heated up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 316 °C) without releasing any toxins and is of course food grade quality.

Pros

  • dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
  • fantastic to look at with their uniform colors of your choosing
  • high food grade quality silicone

Cons

  • only comes with 4 utensils

Buyers Guide for Choosing the Best Utensils to Cook With

When choosing the best kitchen utensils it’s critical to consider everything, from material to features, and the first thing you need to look at is size. Every item in your kitchen should be a perfect fit for your needs.

What is Your Cooking Style?

In terms of questions, this is a big one and one that you should take some time to consider.  Your cooking style will impact the tool (utensils) you will need in the kitchen.

For example, if you bake a lot of meals some of the most important cooking utensils are spatulas and tools that help to mix ingredients.  You will also need a tool to take out your cooked goods from the baked dishes, etc.

Whereas if you like doing some stir-fry dishes as a quick dinner, then you will need some sturdy cooking spatulas to toss the ingredients.  You will also need a quality chef’s knife to dice up and julienne your vegetables for the stir-fry.

Materials

Material is an important consideration for utensils. Below we are going to recommend two of our favorite materials for utensils.

Stainless Steel

The first material we are going to take a look at is stainless steel.

Stainless steel utensils have many benefits.  They are strong, sturdy and won’t warp under prolonged exposure to heat. Stainless steel utensils are probably one of the most versatile utensils you can have in your kitchen tool kit.  It is also worth mentioning you will not need to worry about any toxins and chemicals leaking into your food.

Silicone

The other material we will consider is silicone based utensils.  We are particular fans of silicone, only because it provides a non-toxic option for utensils (unlike plastic).  It has all the advantages like being able to mold to the surface of a pan to be able to get every last drop of that delicious sauce.  And is quite sturdy to be able to do stir-frys and other mixing of chunky ingredients.  They are actually very handy at flipping and cooking eggs.

The only aspect of cooking where you may not be able to use a silicone utensil is to turn over large cuts of meat.  However, we’d recommend using tongs for such an occasion.

Kitchen and Storage Space

If you have limited space but are still keen on getting the best out of your kitchen, you’ll be happy to know that there are several compact utensils out there, designed to help you make do with less.

Final Verdict

There are a plethora of options available for utensils to use in your home kitchen.  So much in fact that it is quite an overwhelming undertaking to choose just one set of Utensils to cook with.

To help you decide we suggest answering some questions that we have provided in this buyers guide to the best utensils to cook with.

We have provided some great options of utensil sets that offer value and quality.  Whichever you choose, you’ll be happy with the results.

Happy cooking!

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