Monday, February 1, 2010
Out with the old . . .
I'm not one to throw away something that still functions. . . . hence my unparalleled success in relationships. But sometimes that thing, though it still works fine, has some underlying risks.
The old thing: my spatula (the one on the left)
The underlying risk: bacteria.
Even though I pull off the top every time I clean it, moisture and gunk still manage to cling to the cavity. And Stored next to my warm stove top, for easy access, it makes for the perfect tiny bacteria farm.
The brown and black stuff is bacteria burying itself in the wood.
I couldn't bear to knowingly dip this stick in food any longer so I'm throwing it out. Fortunately there is a solution, newer designs are one solid piece of plastic, with no nooks and crannies for grime to hang out. (see above pic)
and for the record, I'm only throwing out the bamboo handle. The rubber spatula end actually makes for a fine hand scraper.