These utensils are made of a wood composite, which is actually layers of paper soaked in a food-safe resin. The spatulas are non-porous, so they shouldn't crack or harbor bacteria. They're dishwasher safe and don't need to be oiled like wood utensils. This gives them some serious advantage over our old (if beloved) wooden stirring spoons.
The Epicurean spatulas also really beautiful - at least we think so! We love the wood-grain patterns in blonde, brown, and black, as well as the silky-smooth feel of the utensil in our hand. Holding it in the store, the spatulas felt well-balanced and ergonomic. At $9.99 each, they feel like an affordable luxury.
This company also makes cutting boards, pizza peels, and other kitchen tools. Check out their website for more information:
Do you own any of their cooking utensils? What do you think of them?
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