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Epicurean Chef Series Utensils

Epicurean Chef Series Utensils

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Is this drop for an individual utensil or a set? It's not obvious from the description.
Strohm
I think it must be for a set. In spite of the description which states: "At checkout, choose from the large spoon, paddle, saute tool, slotted tool, and small spoon in either natural or slate color options."
When you actually go to checkout the only option you have is the finish, either natural or slate.
I mean, who would pay over $50 for just one wooden (well, sorta wooden) spoon?
For those interested in what these are made of, Epicurean has a nice explanation on their site. https://www.aboutepicurean.com/material/
Does anyone have any idea what these things are actually made out of?
Claiming something is food safe and can be used in the kitchen but only having it be "Heat resistant up to 350ºF" makes me wonder what it is composed of. It doesn't sound very stable - chemically.
Most of my utensils are going to hit a very hot cookie sheet or pizza stone, etc. Most silicone can handle up to 450-500F.
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Here ya go! The resin is from Ecobind, and the link below has all the technical documents for all Richlite's products. I'm sure if you look up Ecobind you can find a MSDS.
https://www.ecosupplycenter.com/brands/richlite/
RCB_EOD
Thanks again, RCB_EOD! Links were awesome. Education is great.
The resin is a "phenol formaldehyde resin" with "no added Urea Formaldehyde", which sounds a little scary, but I guess it is the way it is.
These utensils have been modified, improved from the original design... They have been made thicker (which is better) than the originals... I have owned a set of the originals for over 9 years and they look brand new (other than that they have darkened in color over time from placing them in the dishwasher)! And I have put them to the test. I could nearly 3 hours 5x a week... Years back, the originals were put out of production. I paid much more for them at that time and am thrilled to see that they are back and better than before... I plan to get a half dozen sets to give to family and friends for Christmas...
I saw a question regarding the concern about whether they are food safe. Of course they are! And these, along with the matching cutting boards are the choice of any real home cook/chef.
RColeman
These ARE amazing!
I wonder- What kind of chemicals or finish might hold something like this together, and might they leach into food?
is this made out of actual wood?
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Actually if you read through the page you will note that it was made from excess skate ramps, not boards. While that doesn't sound like something I want to shove in my food, we use vinegar for both salad dressing and as a cleaning solution, so I am willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.
As Thunder_Child pointed out, the start of Epicurean came about after realizing the material they were making for skate ramps made excellent cutting boards. They are not using "excess" materials and have dedicated production for all of their kitchen line.
Uh, why is international shipping on this 9 dollars? :/