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What type of cooking utensils do you use? (plastic, bamboo, wood, metal, etc)
What type of pots and pans? (non-stick, cast iron, aluminum, copper, glass, etc.)
I use bamboo, wooden and metal cooking utensils. I've been plastic free for quite some time (5 years maybe) and would never go back. I do have some rubber spatulas for mixing bowls during baking but they never see heat, and even then I think I only have about 4 of those now. Some of my favorite utensils are actually from a few antique stores in VA, they sure don't make them the same anymore!
Pots and pans, I have two non-stick pans; one hubby just bought... I wasn't too happy about that purchase (it was a WOK and in my eyes, woks shouldn't be non-stick. lol), the other is the biggest pan I have, and it's size is what keeps it around, but as soon as I find a replacement size wise I will be making the switch to stainless steel or the sort. The rest of my pans are stainless steel (mix of old and new), my newer ones have copper bottoms. I also have a good assortment of cast iron.
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We had teflon and I hated them. They were scratched within less than six months of being married! (Mostly because my husband didn't listen when I told him to clean them with wash cloths!) My husband did have two stainless steel pans from before we were married so I now just use those. I have the teflon in the storage area and I may donate them to charity. But is that a mean thing to do?
I do have to buy one or two more. Problem is, when ever I do any research on different types, I keep running in to scare websites about each brand. (Don't look them up, they are often by someone trying to sell a very expensive product) And being pregnant it makes me way to paranoid so I may ask some family and friends for advice. It's also difficult because I'm not exactly a good cook. I'm not even sure what half the cooking utensils I got for my wedding are used for! That and my husband is SUPER picky that meal planning is a major stressful chore. (He would seriously live off of plain white bread if it were possible!)
Last edited by Rinchan; July 6th, 2012 at 08:52 PM.