Why Teak is a great wood for wooden ladles and spoons
August 14, 2023

Why Teak is a great wood for wooden ladles and spoons

There are lots of great woods in the world. Here in New Zealand, we have Kauri, a very tall, hard wood, prized by early European sailors for its use as a strong and dependable mast. Today it is regarded as a Taonga, or treasure of Aotearoa NZ
Similarly Teak is a very tall, hard wood, with  all kinds of properties that make it a great wood for use in boat building, furniture and house building. But it is also an excellent wood for use in creating wooden spoons and bowls, ladles and even cups.
  • Durable: Teak wood is a very strong and durable wood, making it a good choice for utensils that will be used frequently. It is also resistant to warping and cracking, which can be a problem with other types of wood.
  • Heat-resistant: Teak wood can withstand high temperatures, making it safe to use with hot foods. It will not melt or warp when exposed to heat, unlike some other types of wood.
  • Naturally antimicrobial: Teak wood contains natural oils that have antimicrobial properties. This means that it can help to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold on the utensils. This is important for keeping your kitchen utensils clean and sanitary.
  • Eco-friendly: Teak wood is a sustainable wood, as it is a renewable resource. It is also biodegradable, so it will not add to landfill waste. Because most utensils are small in size, they can be made with the off cuts of wood that is used for other purposes eg for making furniture.

Wooden utensils are great in your kitchen and if you can get Teak wood, you will find they are very long lasting, durable, and great value for money.