Wooden cooking utensils

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    Patrick Sadr

    Anyone know if it’s safe to use Douglas Fir for kitchen spoons cutting boards? How bout oak?

    I know the recommended one’s but was wondering about these.


    C White

    certainly oak is fine for both, but no experience or read anything regarding doug fir and its uses with food contact. As it is quite resinous, my guess is that its avoided for cutting boards and the like.

    Larry Geib

    A couple people make and sell Doug Fir end grain cutting boards.
    The resins in doug fir eventually polymerize and make the board harder.
    I have used 100 y.o. recycled first growth and the stuff is like iron.

    As to oaks. I’d stay from red oak as too porous. You can actually blow though it like a straw.
    White oak seems ok though.

    Patrick Sadr

    Thanks guys!!

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