Utensils don't have to be broken to be replaced
Cutlery is closely related to our daily diet, so the health of the cutlery is also related to the health of the body. How often should the cutlery in the kitchen be changed? Let's take a look together
Bamboo and wood products should be replaced half a year
Bamboo and wood tableware made of natural materials is non-toxic and popular among consumers, but such chopsticks are easy to breed bacteria. If you do not pay attention to disinfection, it may cause intestinal diseases.
Bamboo and wood chopsticks will become darker at the end after being used for a long time. Some families use chopsticks to fry food, and the ends of the chopsticks will also be carbonized and blackened. Such chopsticks have deteriorated in strength, and are prone to mold, slag, and dirt.
Some "lacquer chopsticks" contain heavy metals such as lead and chromium. After frying, there is even a risk of heavy metal poisoning and cancer. Therefore, once the chopsticks are cracked, deformed, and discolored, they should not be used again.
Plastic products should be replaced every year
Plastic products are light and unbreakable, and can be seen everywhere on the dining table. However, once they serve overtime, they are very likely to become brittle and aged, and harmful small molecules are easily precipitated and become dangerous molecules that induce cancer.
If you notice scratches on plastic tableware, rough surfaces that were smooth, or a pungent "plastic smell", it should be replaced, even if it's less than a year old
Damaged metal products need to be replaced
Many people think that metal products are safe and can be used for life, but this is not the case.
Stainless steel is made of iron-chromium alloy mixed with nickel, molybdenum and other metals, and these metals also contain harmful components.
Therefore, when the kitchen utensils made of metal are found to be scratched, the surface paint or coating peels off, etc., they should be replaced in time.
Replace ceramic products with cracks
Porcelain's beautiful glaze contains lead, and when cracks appear, lead can spill over and get mixed into food.
Therefore, ceramic tableware with cracks is not suitable for continued use. The life of tableware is inseparable from maintenance.
For kitchen utensils such as ceramics and metals, we can prolong their service life through careful maintenance. However, once cracked, deformed, de-porcelain and other phenomena occur, they should be replaced in time. Don't "waste" for temporary "saving" precious life.