How to Choose Wooden Cutlery When Purchasing?

Nowadays, wooden cutlery is very popular. It gives a natural and rustic feeling, and can also add an artistic atmosphere to home. Wooden cutlery is very light, sturdy and durable, and has many advantages. But are there any safety hazards in the wooden cutlery we use in daily life? How should we choose when purchasing them?


What kind of wooden cutlery should be chosen?


For example, when choosing inferior wooden bowls, manufacturers have to paint to disguise their poor quality, which may hurt people's health. Because the inferior wooden cutlery may use poor wooden materials and may cause harm to the body after use. Therefore, when choosing eco-friendly wooden cutlery, it is advisable to choose materials such as persimmon trees, apple trees, and pear trees to make wooden bowls. These good wooden materials are hard in texture, have high density and are not easily rot, mold, or release harmful odors. At the same time, when selecting wooden cutlery, it is recommended to choose bare wood, that is, untreated, uncorroded and unpainted, otherwise the surface may contain harmful and toxic substances such as lead. The reason why wooden cutlery is good is mainly because of its natural texture with less pollution, light weight, sturdy and durable, good insulation, not hot or cold to touch, and personalized processing as craft art for appreciation.


Some tips for choosing wooden cutlery


The best wooden cutlery is without cracks, with hard wood and smooth surface. If you want to choose high-quality ones, you should know some knowledge of wood materials. Avoid choosing wooden cutlery that has been painted. The polished wooden cutlery appears glossy and shiny. Most of the cutlery treated with paint contains high levels of lead, which can harm people's health in the long term. It is best to choose cutlery made of natural wood.


  • Smell the scent: Natural wood has a natural fragrance, while processed inferior wooden cutlery has a strange smell due to the presence of harmful substances.

  • Look at the color: Do not buy those with very white or bright colors.

  • Look at the texture: Environmentally-friendly wooden cutlery should have a hard, smooth and crack-free surface. When selecting, you can use your thumb to lightly scratch the cross-section to see if it is hard enough. Take disposable wooden chopsticks as an example. They are very fragile and can easily break with a gentle bend.

  • Check the weight: This is very important when choosing wooden cutlery. Too light is not very suitable. Disposable cutlery, for example, feels very light. In addition, the relative density of wooden cutlery should also be considered. Good wooden cutlery sinks in water easily, while ordinary wood does the opposite.