Ruichang Bamboo Wood Cooking Spoons and Utensils Review

Ruichang Bamboo Wood Cooking Spoons and Utensils Review

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Takeaway: Versatile, lightweight, easy to clean; durable and scratch-free on non-stick cookware.

You'll receive 6 different bamboo wood utensils: a spatula, a spoon with tines, a slotted spoon, a sauce spoon, a slotted spatula, and a risotto spoon. You also get an open-top bamboo wood storage container. The utensils are all the same length at around 12" with a paddle size of 2.25"W x 3.5"L. At the end of the handle on each is a hole for hanging them. The utensils are really lightweight yet feel sturdy and durable. The bamboo wood doesn't have a lot of flexibility but feels strong nonetheless. The wood container has a 5" height and 3.75" square base. The exterior is glossy and polished, unlike the untreated and finish-free cooking utensils. The utensils sit upright, loosely arranged in the box for easy storage and access.

One thing I noticed is that out of the box they feel a bit dry and powdery, probably just sawdust. On the inside cut edges, you may notice a few stray wood fibers, though for the most part the cuts are smooth and clean. I did notice a tiny bit of tear out here on the back of the slotted spoon, but nothing that would interfere with the functionality of the utensil. Along the edges, while smooth and splinter free, some tended to be sanded unevenly, for example there's a bit more edge grain on the left of the flat spatula than on the right side.

The other thing is that the spoons are quite dry when you receive them and haven't been treated with any oils or other waterproofing. So the first thing I did was get out my mineral oil, with is pharmaceutical grade and food safe. Before washing the spoons, I made sure to give them a good coat of the oil by gently rubbing it into the surface with a paper towel and allowing the wood to absorb it overnight. This process not only protects the spoons from dry rot, it also helps the repel water making them less likely to buildup or harbor harmful bacteria. It gives the utensils a darker richer color too, bringing out the natural beauty of the wood. Afterward, I gave them a quick rinse to remove any residue of the oil and saw dust. As these spoons are natural wood, hand washing is recommended over washing them in the dishwasher, which can dry out and reduce the life of the utensils.

What's great about these bamboo utensils is that you can use them in your non-stick cookware and not have to worry about damaging the coating. Even with plenty of pressure applied, it's just too soft to make scratches on the cookware. The risotto spoon is great for fluffing rice and grains, as well as stirring sauces and jams, like this homemade cranberry sauce. However, with strongly colored foods, just be aware that they may stain your spoons, as the wood is quite porous. Here you can see a little pink leftover from the red sauce. The sauce spoon was perfect for stirring, scooping, and spreading tomato sauce on my homemade pizza. Again, the sauce mildly stained the wood of this spoon a different color. The two spatulas work well to lift and flip different foods while cooking.
Overall, these wooden utensils worked great in my kitchen. They're versatile, durable, and can be used on non-stick cookware. They're also sustainable and easy to clean and care for.

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