Epicurean Chef Series Utensils
Epicurean Chef Series Utensils
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Epicurean found a winning formula for kitchen supplies. And if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it Read More

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Strohm
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Oct 15, 2018
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Is this drop for an individual utensil or a set? It's not obvious from the description.
Oct 15, 2018
Jaggi
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Oct 16, 2018
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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?
Oct 16, 2018
kstokley
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Buying Manager
Oct 15, 2018
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For those interested in what these are made of, Epicurean has a nice explanation on their site. https://www.aboutepicurean.com/material/
Oct 15, 2018
seedeevee
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Oct 15, 2018
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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.
Oct 15, 2018
seedeevee
60
Oct 21, 2018
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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.
Oct 21, 2018
TotalSensoryOverload
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Apr 1, 2019
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Hello, Chemical Engineer here, I have worked in plants that produce Polyvinyl Chloride, Polyvinyl acytate and other intermediates for plastics production. Many of these chemicals in the state that our plants are working with are extremely toxic. Once they have finished the production process however they are 100% safe for food use. Just to further the point, copied from MSDS for Phenol Formaldehyde resin: "HAZARD STATEMENT: Ordinary use of this product is unlikely to produce significant exposure to hazardous chemicals. PELS for these chemicals are set at levels designed to avoid any significant health risk and are achievable with proper material handling procedures, ventilation and housekeeping. Nevertheless, per OSHA requirement, we list the following possible health hazards if one were exposed to the following chemicals at levels much higher, or in a different form, then expected from ordinary use of this product. " http://www.metallographic.com/MSDS/SDS-OSHA/Phenolics.pdf
Apr 1, 2019
RColeman
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Sep 12, 2018
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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.
Sep 12, 2018
spm3
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Sep 12, 2018
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These ARE amazing!
Sep 12, 2018
A community member
Sep 12, 2018
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I wonder- What kind of chemicals or finish might hold something like this together, and might they leach into food?
Sep 12, 2018
WrinklyWink
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Jun 20, 2018
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is this made out of actual wood?
Jun 20, 2018
Thunder_Child
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Aug 14, 2018
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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.
Aug 14, 2018
kstokley
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Aug 15, 2018
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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.
Aug 15, 2018
OCoelhoPreto
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Jun 20, 2018
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Uh, why is international shipping on this 9 dollars? :/
Jun 20, 2018