The Basics of Bamboo Utensils
A lot of restaurants, hotels, caterers, and cafes have been using bamboo tableware. It isn’t just because it is trendy, but due to its many benefits. The following are some of the best benefits of using bamboo ware:
Being friendly to the environment is one of the main reasons why bamboo utensils have become popular, particularly for those who are eco-conscious. Bamboo is classified as a grass, and it can be cut without uprooting the plant. It can be moved and yet continue to grow, which makes it a highly renewable resource.
Better than paper, glass, and china
Bamboo ware is a good alternative to paper. It also serves as a substitute for china or glass. It is more affordable, yet it exudes the same level of elegance as the other forms of tableware. In fact, if you have an eco-friendly house or interior design concept, bamboo ware will give a fresh and natural look to any dining area or kitchen. A set of bamboo ware will also make an excellent wedding, housewarming, or shower gift.
Bamboo ware is lightweight, yet it is heavy-duty. It can hold up better than paper tableware. You may also dispose of them after the event or party. You may also just wash them gently and reuse them several times.
Safe to use with non-stick cooking surfaces
If you have Teflon and other non-stick pans, bamboo utensils are not capable of scratching them. That means you can use bamboo utensils with your finest cookware, without fear that it will be scratched. There are also no harmful chemicals used in creating bamboo utensils so they don’t have any adverse effects on one’s health.
Resists stain and odor
Bamboo is naturally resistant to heat, stains, and water. Bamboo ware does not take in odors, and they are easy to clean.
Bamboo ware is not exactly immortal. It needs your tender loving care for it to last long. Here are some steps you can take for them to last longer:
Clean your bamboo utensils if possible right after use. They must not be covered in leftovers or food particles for too long. Use a mild soap and the soft side of the sponge to clean the bamboo ware. Use warm water for rinsing and dry it immediately using a clean dry cloth.
Don’t soak them too long in water or any liquid since bamboo is porous and water absorption often leads to cracks and molds. It’s best to let your bamboo ware dry in the air.
Bamboo utensils must not be exposed to extreme temperatures. This is why they must not be placed in the fridge, heated in the oven, washed in the dishwasher. They are also not recommended to be used for hot meals and drinks.
If you see stains in your bamboo utensils all you need is baking soda, which not only cleans it, removes the stain, but deodorizes it.