We believe that when in contact with food, maple wood utensils do not alter the nutrients in food, making it healthier. We believe that when in contact with food, maple wood utensils deliver the full flavour of food, making it tastier. We believe that when in contact with food, maple wood utensils respect the nature of food, making it safer. You may cut lettuce with our maple wood knife and chances are it will not turn brown like it does when it is cut with metal. Have you tasted the difference between a dish cooked in a stainless steel pot and one in an enamel-coated pot? Have you experienced putting a stainless steel utensil in a wine glass and after a few minutes the wine in undrinkable? Why do chefs recommend rubbing your hands with a stainless steel object to eliminate odours from garlic, fish or other food? We thought about these things and we decided that maple wood and food matters are a safe, healthy and natural marriage. We hope you’ll join us in this celebration.
According to the dictionary, stainless steel prevents metal corrosion. The chromium included in stainless steel is a powerful oxidizing agent. By rubbing, it neutralizes in part and alters the nature of organic materials.
To be classified in the stainless category, steel has to have at least 10% chromium, 17% nickel and less than 1.2% carbon. But, molybdenum and vanadium are sometimes included to increase resistance to corrosion. Nickel is a source of allergy, ” The Science Press Agency” reports that the allergies to nickel have passed from 14% in 1984 to 20% in 2003.
Chromium compounds contain pyridinium chlorochromate and potassium dichromate, which are powerful oxidizing agents. Potassium dichromate is used for cleaning laboratory glassware to eliminate all organic materials.
JUstenbois uses only maple wood, and all of its products are made in one piece without gluing.
Our products are coated with natural resins, consisting of linseed oil, wax crystals, rosemary and lemon extract. The ingredients applied to our products have FDA approval. To view the FDA Terms of Reference document, FDA Sec. 175.300 Resinous and polymeric coating
Maple wood will not crack, and its grain is very tight. It has natural properties of defense against pathogenic bacteria and enters the Health Canada standards.
In 1992 Health Canada stopped approving the use of wood for food purposes as pathogenic bacteria had been discovered in restaurants serving steak on wood boards.
In 1994 the problem was identified : the washed boards never had time to dry before being reused. The fact that the wood was continuously humid and embedded with meat particles favored the development of pathogenic bacteria on the surface.
The DGCCRF has indicated that natural maple wood products, such as those produced by JUstenbois, can come in contact with food products.
The Canadian Cancer Society recommends to not use metal utensils for eating following chemotherapy treatment. www.Changements du goût – Société Canadienne du Cancer.
Several research studies have found that stainless steel transfers accumulate in the prostate with men and in the uterus with women.
Nutrients are lost through the oxidizing effect of this metal.
CONGRATULATIONS, you are now a member of our large JUstenbois family. Following, are our basic and long term maintenance instructions that will prolong your pleasure and the life span of your utensils.