How To Care For Utensils How To Care For Utensils

Utensils are the lifeblood of any kitchen. They are used to assist in the preparation of hot and cold foods. When an investment is made in a full utensil set, it is important to make certain proper care follows. Basic care of utensils follows a simple process.

Step 1 – Use Care in Cooking

When using utensils for the preparation of hot foods, it can be very important to pay attention to the placement of these tools. It is best to set spoons and other devices away from hot burners and on resting trays or saucers. Metal utensils can become too hot to handle otherwise. Plastic and wooden utensils can be permanently damaged.

Step 2 – Wash Utensils Immediately Following Use

Metal and wooden utensils are fairly easy to clean up even if they have been sitting for a while. Plastic utensils that must be used when cooking in Teflon-coated pans, however, can be a nightmare. It is best to get into the habit of washing kitchen gear as quickly as possible.

Step 3 – Use Proper Storage

Before putting up kitchen utensils, make sure they are properly cleaned and dried. Metal utensils are subject to rusting.  Utensils are the basic nuts and bolts of a kitchen. Care for them well and they should last for some time.


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