Vegan Kitchen Tool Review
Handcrafted Kitchen Utensils
by Betty Morgan
Scrape, Spread, and Stir
Stir, sauté, flip, taste, crush, chop and bench scrape with the Trifecta Set of Earlywood Handcrafted Kitchen Utensils designed by Bradley Bernhart in Red Lodge, Montana. The simplicity of these handcrafted designer slivers of precious wood will transform the way you cook and clean-up in your kitchen. If you want to experience the assorted sizes, I suggest the Earlywood Trifecta as a great starter set to test drive the most popular shapes.
The Earlywood Trifecta
The L Flat Sauté Paddle
The L Flat Sauté Paddle is perfect for stirring nearly everything. It is 13" long, which allows it to keep my hand far from the heat and provides more projected surface area than any of my regular wooden spoons, so it mixes up my recipes quickly and efficiently.
The radius at the front corner of the L Flat Sauté is also smaller than that of a regular bowled wooden spoon, allowing the user to get into those previously unreachable tight pan corners.
The L Flat Sauté is the "how did I ever cook without this" kind of utensil you'll ever use.
These minimalist utensils do it all and are guaranteed to become your go-to wooden kitchen utensil. It is the long L Flat edge that sets it apart from standard spoons and at 13 inches long, the L Flat Sauté works well with the biggest meals. Use the long L Flat edge of the L Flat Sauté to scrape the entire side of a deep pot or quickly clean veggie scraps off your counter-tops and into the garbage. The Earlywood L Flat Sauté tools come in 3 sizes and are available in a set. The large L Flat sauté is the largest of the 3 sizes.
Size: 13" x 1.9" x 0.2"
The Giga Scraper
The Giga Scraper, with a straight front edge is designed to remove the stubborn, yet tasty morsels of food stuck to the bottom of your pan. Ever tried scraping polenta or vegan sausage off the bottom of a cast-iron pan with a regular wooden spoon? What takes 50 scrapes with a spoon, will take 5 with the wide path of the Giga Scraper.
Earlywood Scrapers are designed specifically for the toughest jobs that your kitchen has to offer, but can handle the easiest as well. I use mine to scrape delicious vegan sausage leftovers off of a cast iron pan for a great gravy, then again to scrape gnocchi dough from my stainless steel counter. The comfortable handle in combination with the flat and sharp front edge allows me to put my weight behind this strong kitchen utensil and clean a wide path that no wooden spoon could ever manage. Earlywood Design Scrapers come in 2 useful sizes. The Giga Scraper is the smaller of the sizes offered and is just right for most tasks.
Size: 8.8 x 1.9 x 0.6
The Large Spreader
The third musketeer in the Earlywood Trifecta, the Large Spreader, makes easy work of spreading thick dips, spreading vegan cheeses, and handling all other spreadables from hummus and nut butters and jelly. All tasks which are pointless to even try with a traditional wooden spoon.
Large Earlywood Spreaders do everything that steel knives do, but they do it with delicious style. Use them for spreading nut butters, frosting, vegan cream cheese or hummus. They are comfortable to hold and designed to last. Pick up a set of these and you may wonder how you ever got by without them.
Size: 7.8 x 1.2 x 0.35
There is no one correct way to care for your Earlywood utensils. Actually, there are probably as many ways to treat wooden utensils as there are ways to use them, but there are 3 golden rule that Designer Brad Bernhart recommends:
1. Wash Earlywood Utensils by hand
2. Do not put Earlywood in the dishwasher
3. Never soak Earlywood Utensils in water
Following these three rules above will prevent your utensils from cracking, which can lead to breakage. Wood is natural and will change with use. Even if you follow the three golden rules of wooden utensil maintenance you will see discoloration, fuzz, and or fading. How you want your utensils to look as they age will determine how you should treat them.
If you want them to look like they did the first time you used:
• Wash them by hand with dish soap
• Frequently rub with a Scotch-Brite pad to remove fuzz and stains
• Never let them soak in water
• Never put them in the dishwasher
• Treat them with your favorite oil after every 5 or 6 uses
• Earlywood Oil works excellent on hardwoods and has a hint of lemon peel oil to kill bacteria, smells great, and helps eliminate stubborn cutting board odors (like garlic or onions).
Visit Earlywood to find a huge assortment of designer wood kitchen utensils.
Earlywood L Flat Saute Paddle, 13 inch
Earlywood L Flat Saute Paddle, 13 inch
Earlywood Giga Scraper
Earlywood Tera Scraper for Cookies
Earlywood Tera Scrapers in Assorted Wood Colors
Earlywood Large Spreader