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Forum topic by siavosh posted 11-05-2013 01:27 AM 991 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-05-2013 01:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wooden bowls food safety

Random question: I very rarely see wooden bowls sold for anything other than eating salads (say on Amazon), but I’ve also seen Robin Wood’s wood turned bowls ( being sold for general use. Is the wear/tear on a wooden bowl by daily eating of soups/cereals/dinners too much to be recommended? Or is there just not enough demand? I’d love to have a daily eating bowl, but the price of ordering it from the UK would be very prohibitive.

Also I read somewhere that the laminated bowls sold commercially (glued in pieces) is not food safe. Thoughts?

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#1 posted 11-05-2013 01:53 AM

I doubt any wood bowl is going to be functionally valuable for eating for any length of time comparable to good old mineral pottery or polycarbonate petrochemical etc.

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#2 posted 11-05-2013 03:36 AM

...yet I have the cutting board that pulls out of the counter in my house, that was built in 1968. Zillions of knife cuts, yes it ought to be replaced. A bowl used with a spoon, especially a wooden spoon, seems like it could be in hand-me-down territory for grand kids.

I don’t see any problem with a glued bowl, as long as you don’t leave it immersed in water, though if I were to use a bowl for eating liquids like hot soups, I would make it of one piece, with NO finish. I posted a link to the FDA site that discusses this a couple of years ago.

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