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This Under-the-Radar Brand Just Launched a New Cooking Utensil Set — and My Omelettes Just Got So Much Better

published Feb 24, 2022
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Credit: Leela Cyd

Real talk: My kitchen utensils were long overdue for an upgrade. If you’re anything like me, you’ve very likely been using the same subpar plastic spatula for years without ever putting much thought into the utensil. Well, I recently got to test out a new Wooden Utensil Set from one of my new favorite cookware brands, Kilne, a direct-to-consumer brand dedicated to providing chef-worthy knives and tools at affordable prices.

One thing I learned: Your flipper of choice really does matter. These tools have seriously already helped me to step up my cooking game in small yet significant ways, whether I’m making a big batch of minestrone soup, tossing a hearty kale Caesar salad, or simply frying eggs on a Saturday morning. I’ve been using both the wooden spoon and flipper every day for the past few months, and simply put: These kitchen utensils rock.

Straight out of the box, I loved the aesthetic of these rustic yet sleek acacia wood utensils. With an 11.5-inch, ergonomic handle, the spoon is ever so slightly oversized and has a nice, deep groove. It feels substantial in my hand, which makes stirring soups and sauces feel like much less work. The thick wood flipper does the work of a traditional spatula, but with a helpful flat edge that helps me maneuver and more easily get into the corners of my Dutch oven or skillet. I’ve been using the flipper literally every day to flip omelettes, salmon filets, and chicken breasts, and it has made those tasks so much easier.

Since these utensils are made from wood, they’re gentle on cookware (they won’t scratch!) and also just look pretty in any countertop utensil holder. Endlessly versatile and also affordable at under-$40, I think this set would make a thoughtful gift for any of your friends or family members who love to cook but might also be due for a utensil upgrade.

Credit: Kilne

Throwing away that old spatula was oddly satisfying. I encourage you to part ways with your old utensils, too, and then go enjoy that well-deserved, tasty omelette you just made.

Buy: Kilne Wooden Utensil Set, $35