In the United States, the FDA or Food and Drug Administration issued strict rules regarding the use of ingredients kind of containers or cooking utensils. As a result, in the market, we will find two kinds of cooking utensils: food-grade (safe) cooking utensils and toxic cooking utensils. Health is certainly something important. Moreover, the stigma reveals that health is expensive. However, it turns out that health problems can be caused by the cooking utensils you use, you know. Especially for those who open a food business, both in the form of restaurants and hotels, which have their standard of equipment. That’s why we Rotaryana will give you a few tips on how to find kitchen equipment that is safe and comfortable for you and your consumers.
Food grade cooking utensils are cooking utensils made of friendly materials for direct contact with food/drinks. That way, you can use food-grade cooking utensils to put your food and drinks. Some of the cooking utensils that fall into the food-grade category are:
1. Stainless Steel, cooking utensils that use stainless steel are highly preferred because they are durable and can transfer heat faster. However, stainless steel utensils still contain an alloy of metals. So, when scratched, the content of metals such as iron, chromium, and nickel can make your food and drink toxic. Therefore, avoid using a stirrer and a washing tool that has the potential to damage.
2. Hard Anodizing is a technology that can coat aluminum so it doesn’t come into direct contact with food. This technology can make this cookware more sturdy so that it can be used for a long time. In addition, hard anodizing technology is not easy to peel and corrode.
3. Porcelain is a cooking utensil that has been used for a long time. Porcelain is relatively safe for food. Moreover, this equipment also has other advantages, kind of non-sticky, easy to clean, and able to conduct heat well.