Today's cooking utensils are made from a wide range of materials: aluminum, copper, iron, lead, plastic, stainless steel, wood, and so much more. When it comes to choosing the best tools and utensils for your kitchen, there are many options available to you. However, not all kitchen utensils are created equal. In fact, some materials may be harmful to your health and others can be a nuisance to clean. Luckily, the culinary experts at Xtrema Pure Ceramic Cookware are here to help. We have always searched for new and improved ways to make healthy food that still tastes delicious. Although the material you use to flip, ladle, stir, and whisk your favorite foods may never cross your mind, you may be making a grave mistake. Whether you use non-stick cookware or you want to trade in your metallic cooking utensils, this article is the perfect starting point for you to learn more about the benefits of nylon kitchen tools.
What is Nylon Anyway?
Although it has been around for decades and it wasn't created with the intention of becoming a go-to cooking material, nylon has quickly become the preferred choice of many home cooks. This thermoplastic was originally discovered and successfully synthesized back in 1935 by world-renowned organic chemist Wallace Carothers and his team of scientists at the DuPont Chemicals laboratory. Nylon is often used to describe a family of synthetic polymers that can be melted and processed into a wide variety of shapes. Unlike materials such as iron and wood, nylon does not naturally occur in nature, but it can be made from natural or even renewable materials. Kitchen tools are simply a sampling of the nearly innumerable things made from nylon today. You will also find nylon in toothbrushes, tennis rackets, and so much more.
Benefits of Nylon Kitchen Tools
If you try to keep up with kitchen trends, you might have heard a lot about the use of plastics in modern-day cooking. Nylon is one of the most widely used plastics in the world, and it has proven to be an effective tool for cooking. Every material has its advantages and disadvantages, but we wanted to dig deeper into the benefits of nylon kitchen tools, so you can make an informed decision before taking the plunge and testing the utensil waters.
Affordability: Every culinary endeavor or kitchen redesign comes at a steep price, but you can save time and money by choosing nylon above all other materials. In comparison to other types of cooking utensils, nylon kitchen tools are very affordable and easy to replace if a spatula or slotted spoon happens to go missing. Unless you frequently cook at high temperatures, nylon utensils also last a long time, so you won't need to replace them very often if at all.
Durability: This silky-smooth thermoplastic is reasonably resistant to wear and tear, but it is remarkably resistant to sunlight and weathering. Another benefit to cooking with nylon kitchen tools is how flexible they are. Nylon utensils can help you scrape those hard-to-reach corners and they are perfect for little cooks-in-training that want to help in the kitchen. Nylon is also sturdier than silicone and has a relatively high melting temperature of 400 to 500 degrees, making it a suitable replacement for metallic cooking utensils that could otherwise scratch and damage your ceramic cookware. For best results, try to set your nylon utensils away from hot burners.
Easy to Clean: Nylon kitchen utensils are becoming so popular in the kitchen because they are more hygienic and easier to maintain in the long run. When you frequently cook with tomato sauce or other brightly colored ingredients, stains are inevitable. However, Nylon is a cinch to clean by hand in warm, soapy water or you can simply place your utensils on the top rack of the dishwasher and let technology do the work. If you take pride in cleaning up after a long and laborious meal, make sure you soak or wash your nylon utensils as quickly as possible to avoid pesky stains.
Versatility: Nylon kitchen tools come in all shapes in sizes. Depending on your needs and preferences, you may want a nylon spatula with a short handle to gain more control when flipping foods such as pancakes, fried eggs, hamburgers, and so much more. Plus, many of the nylon utensils you will find come with an integrated loop in the handle to make storage a breeze. Metallic cooking utensils and other sharp or abrasive objects cannot and should not be used with most non-stick cookware, especially ceramic. By choosing nylon, you can feel free to expand your cookware collection in the future without any limitations in the material.
Ceramic cookware gives you the freedom to cook with an array of utensils, but nylon is one of the best when it comes to affordability, cleanup, and durability. Now that you know some of the benefits of nylon kitchen tools, we hope that you will consider our nylon kitchen toolset for all the culinary adventures to come. We also offer three-piece sets of small or large utensils, so you can tackle any recipe with confidence. All of the nylon utensils we offer are dishwasher-safe and free of lead, cadmium, or other toxic metals. Nylon cooking utensils can be used with non-stick, ceramic-coated, and enamel-coated cookware or bakeware, making them as versatile as they are valuable to have on hand. If you have any questions about this article or would like to learn more about Xtrema's nylon kitchen tools, please contact us for additional information or further assistance from a friendly customer service representative.