Everything tastes of wooden spoon.

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Lardman

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Everything tastes of wooden spoon.
« on: January 29, 2019, 08:30 »
Probably my fault for washing them wrongly, not lovingly sealing them with oil or generally doing something I shouldn't. Are there any real alternatives for hot food in none stick pans?
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Re: Everything tastes of wooden spoon.
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 08:45 »
There are plenty of silicon or nylon utensils around, but I'm surprised you're getting any taste of wood from your spoons.
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Re: Everything tastes of wooden spoon.
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 08:52 »
I've tried the nylon utensils - they go all wobbly after being in hot stuff for a while the spud masher was a particular disaster.

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Re: Everything tastes of wooden spoon.
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 09:38 »
Do you leave the spoon in the stew, sauce while it is cooking so it cooks along too?  That could be part of the problem if you do.  Give it a stir then take the spoon out of the liquid - balance it on the handle or lid or a spoon rest so it is convienient for the next stir but not cooking along ....

I can recommend silicon scrapers, they cope with hot oil too - they dont go wobbly, but the plastic handles can soften (err .. I have an ikea one which has developed a useful angle  ::) ), so don't leave them in the stew during cooking (see above!)
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Re: Everything tastes of wooden spoon.
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 10:00 »
I've never tasted wooden spoon and use them all the time  :wacko: No oiling etc going on here either, wash by hand or in the m/c makes no difference
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Re: Everything tastes of wooden spoon.
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 18:03 »
I don't leave them in the food but I do tend to just chuck them in the sink where they may stay soaking for a while until they get put in the machine. I noticed it particularly this week with some custard and again with plain pasta. 

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Re: Everything tastes of wooden spoon.
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 18:23 »
I think you’ve found the answer there Lardman, time for new spoons & some tlc 😊
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Re: Everything tastes of wooden spoon.
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 10:40 »
Mrs Growster bought me a wok over thirty years ago, and while the actual aluminium pot went down to the allotment to force some rhubarb, I still use the spatula as a wooden spoon!

I'm not sure what sort of wood it is, but it looks rather like very hard cane or a similar wood, it cleans up well, and being quite sharp, is fine for most things!

(Doesn't taste of anything, except when I burn lunch, which is quite often...)!

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Re: Everything tastes of wooden spoon.
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2019, 11:33 »
I have always used a wooden spoon except when 'wokking' when I use a big stainless steel paddle.  After stirring stews etc with a wooden spoon I tap it rapidly and forcefully on the edge of the pan.  When it breaks off, I know it is time for a new wooden spoon!

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Re: Everything tastes of wooden spoon.
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 22:15 »
I had a few wooden spoons made to my requirements when I broke a regular one. I have a pair of very long handled ones for jam making and a pair for general cooking. They don't taint the food at all but wood does not like long soaking.

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Re: Everything tastes of wooden spoon.
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2019, 20:35 »
My 2 favourites, I know how much wood we've eaten. Like old friends they are.
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Re: Everything tastes of wooden spoon.
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2019, 21:06 »
Now, they are classics, Blackpoolers!

Burnt to a cinder, loved beyond compare, and still in daily use!

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Re: Everything tastes of wooden spoon.
« Reply #12 on: Today at 11:35 »
I don't leave my spoons in the saucepans.   But I do cook with a lot of spices etc, so when they smell a bit strong, I wash them thoroughly, and then hang them outside for a few hours.  The smell then goes. One can now buy 'wooden' spoons which are made of bamboo.  Alledgedly,  this wood prevents all the aforementioned problems.   I must admit that I do regard my old spoons, which have become angled with use, as good mates  :lol:  Mrs Bouquet

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