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The Safest Cooking Utensils for Your Family Kitchen
When it comes to family, safety is your number one concern – and that includes your home kitchen.
But are you using the safest cooking utensils in your kitchen?
While it’s easy to walk through the local kitchen supply store aisles and grab the first thing that catches your eye, there are a few products that should be at the top of your shopping list.
Some safer items to look for are utensils made from wood and silicone.
Not only are they safer for your home cooking, they also come with other benefits for your cookware and health.
In this article we are going to look at the feature sets you need to consider when purchasing your next cooking utensils to ensure they are the safest possible. We will also take it one step further and recommend three of our favorite sets to use.
Let’s take a closer look at the safest cooking utensils you should have in your kitchen.
Top 3 Safest Cooking Utensils Sets to Have in Your Home Kitchen
|Top||KitchenAid Classic Tool and Gadget Set, 15-Piece, Black||Learn more|
|Home Hero Silicone Cooking Utensils Kitchen Utensil Set - 8 Natural Acacia Wooden Silicone Kitchen Utensils Set - Silicone Utensil Set Spatula Set - Silicone Utensils Cooking Utensil Set||Learn more|
|Riveira Wooden Spoons for Cooking 6-Piece Bamboo Utensil Set Apartment Essentials Wood Spatula Spoon Nonstick Kitchen Utensil Set Premium Quality Housewarming Gifts Wooden Utensils for Everyday Use||Learn more|
Home Hero Silicone Cooking Utensils
If you think silicone is the material for you, then you will want to check this Home Hero set of cooking utensils which comes complete with apparatus you could ever need for your home cooking.
Home Hero claim their silicone differs from other cheaper models with a high quality non-stick silicone material. The silicone is not rigid like nylon versions, but at the same time not so flimsy that your pancakes will slip off the side of your spatula. The silicone can take heat up to 200 degrees Celsius, which means you won’t taste any melted silicone chemicals in your food.
The wooden handles are made from Acacia trees for their long durable qualities and heat insulation features.
- complete set of cooking utensils to cover most cooking needs in the kitchen
- durable, flexible and strong form for multiple purposes
- wooden handles for heat insulation
- some customers have complained about the initial smell
- handles are not dishwasher safe
Kitchen Aid is a well renown brand for their quality and excellence in the kitchen.
They have brought together a complete 15 piece set of kitchen utensils and gadgets, including measuring cups and can openers.
All their tools are heat-resistant (up to 232 degrees Celsius) and are perfect for use on non-stick surfaces. It really is the perfect kitchen tool set starter pack.
Each tool is made from a sturdy plastic with stainless steel components for additional strength.
In addition to their durability, the tools are dishwasher safe, meaning they are easy to clean and maintain after each use.
- reputable brand with a strong history of quality
- tools are made from dishwasher safe plastic for easy cleaning
- comes complete with additional gadgets such as can opener and measuring cups
- Kitchen Aid branding comes off easily
- does not come with a slotted ladle so may need to supplement with other individual items
We wanted to include a bamboo or wooden set of kitchen utensils in our top favorites mix for those that have a preference for those types of kitchen sets.
Riveira have put together a complete cooking and serving set of bamboo utensils that will serve you well for your kitchen needs.
The bamboo materials and outer treatments are premium organic materials that will not scratch your non-stick pans. What we love about Bamboo is it has odor and stain free properties, meaning the utensils won’t take on and be absorbed into the utensils.
The entire utensil is made from the organic bamboo material, meaning it is strong, durable and extremely comfortable to use in the kitchen.
By its very nature, bamboo resists water, therefore you can simply wash the utensils with warm soapy water and set to dry for easy cleaning and maintenance. However, we would not recommend washing bamboo utensils in the dishwasher.
One final noteworthy feature about the Riveira Utensils set is they offer a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, which means you can shop with confidence with a 100% money back guarantee if you are not happy with the results.
- light weight, durable utensils that have everything you need for the kitchen
- organic material that is environmentally friendly, that has odor and stain free properties
- easy to clean and maintain
- budget friendly
- may not last as long as other plastic and silicone alternatives
Ultimate Buyers Guide to the Safest Cooking Utensils
The Safest Materials
When it comes to the type of material your cooking utensils are made from, you are going to want a non-toxic material such as stainless steel, silicone or wood.
Each of these types of material have their pros and cons, and every home cook will have their personal preference. So let’s take a look and see which one is going to be the most suitable material for you.
Obviously with stainless steel being one of the toughest metals that utensils are made from, and it’s high heat resistance there is going to be little to no leaching of toxins into your food while you cook. Depending on the design of the stainless steel utensils, you can sometimes purchase 100% plastic free utensils ensuring a plastic free cooking experience.
The only downfall with stainless steel is if you use non-stick pans in your home kitchen, they can often scratch the non-stick coating off. If the non-stick coating gets into your food, you can sometimes ingest other types of toxins.
Silicone is one of our favorite materials for toxic free cooking. Silicone is a flexible, supple material that you have probably seen used in spatulas for making cakes. Silicone utensils hold their shape, however when pressure is applied, it easily molds to the surface of the container and is therefore great of scraping things clean.
You may not think it can withstand the heat of a pan, however there are some very high grade silicone utensils available that won’t actually melt and are a great option for using with your non-stick pan.
The only downside that you may encounter is due to the very nature of the materials, it may not be firm enough to hold heavier foods, like burger patties.
Utensils made from wood and bamboo are also a good option for non-toxic cooking. They are sturdy and are strong enough to flip almost all foods you are going to be cooking in your pans. Wood is very hardy in terms of heat resistance (that is it won’t melt) so for those that are concerned about chemicals leaching out of your plastics, bamboo is probably going to be your preferred choice.
However, due to the inflexible nature of wood and bamboo, it is hard to get under foods (such as flipping eggs) without messing it up. Stir-fry on the other hand is no problem.
Also, as the wooden utensils age, they can tend to take on water (from being washed), which expands the wood. This can then potentially harbor bacteria which may cause hygienic concerns.
When it comes to choosing the right set of utensils for you, you need to ask yourself “What style of cooking am I going to be predominantly using?“. By asking yourself this questions you will then be able to determine which utensils are going to be of most use to you.
For example, if you love to cook pasta or noodles, a ladle or set of tongs will be much more useful to you than a spatula.
So before you decide on your next set, see if the utensils included are actually going to be useful to you.
Safety is a big priority around the home. You want to take the necessary safety precautions when it comes to cooking in your kitchen. By following our buyers guide to choosing the right cooking utensils for your family you will be taking the right steps to securing your home.
If you are in a bit of a rush and just want some options to choose from, choosing one of the options from our top 3 recommendations will be quick and easy.
Here’s to a safe cooking journey.