The chopsticks that can be found on the market are bamboo chopsticks, wooden chopsticks, alloy chopsticks, metal chopsticks, melamine chopsticks, and a few chopsticks made of ceramic, jade, gold and silver. Today, Kaidi focuses on the analysis of chopsticks made of 5 kinds of materials, namely bamboo, wood, alloy, metal and melamine, which are more commonly used, so that everyone can have a comprehensive understanding of the materials of chopsticks.
Generally, moso bamboo or bamboo is used as raw material for production
Advantages: logs are healthy and environmentally friendly, with texture and economical price
Disadvantages: ①Because bamboo chopsticks have good water absorption and strong surface adhesion, chopsticks have been used for a long time, and they are more prone to mildew and hair growth
②In case of high temperature, the internal fiber structure of bamboo chopsticks will change, and the shape of chopsticks will also change
③ Due to the loose structure of bamboo chopsticks, after a long time of use, the surface is no longer smooth, and there will be many small grooves, which are very easy to retain mold
2. Wooden chopsticks
Compared with bamboo chopsticks, wooden chopsticks can use iron wood, beech wood, wenge wood, red sandalwood, rosewood and other woods. The wood itself has unique texture and color, so wooden chopsticks look better than bamboo chopsticks.
Advantages: Logs are healthy and environmentally friendly, have texture, various log colors and textures, and the price is economical
①Because wooden chopsticks have good water absorption and surface texture and strong adhesion, chopsticks have been used for a long time, and they are more prone to mildew and hair growth
②When encountering high temperature, the internal fiber structure of wooden chopsticks will change, the shape of chopsticks will also change, and the color will fade at the same time
③ Due to the loose structure of wooden chopsticks, after a long time of use, many small grooves appear on the surface, and it is very easy to retain mold
3. Alloy chopsticks
Alloy chopsticks are made of special engineering plastics. It is made of polymer material polyphenylene sulfide (pps), which is made by filling glass fiber to change its performance.
① Strong toughness, not easy to break
② High temperature resistance of about 220 degrees, high temperature cooking will not deform or fade
③Weak water absorption and adsorption, easy to clean, not easy to mildew
Disadvantages: the appearance of chopsticks is single, dark black
4. Metal chopsticks
It mainly refers to chopsticks made of food-grade stainless steel as raw materials.
Advantages: long service life, easy to clean, not easy to mold, not easy to deform
① Relatively heavy, not as good as bamboo and wood chopsticks
② It is slippery, and it is easy to clamp things unstable
③ Strong thermal conductivity, imported food, easy to burn your mouth
Another point is that it is Kaidi's personal preference. It is difficult to accept the sound of collision and friction between metals. If there are people like Kaidi, don't choose metal chopsticks.
5. Melamine chopsticks
Melamine chopsticks are chopsticks made of melamine resin material. The chemical name of melamine resin is melamine, which belongs to a kind of thermosetting plastic.
Advantages: can have a variety of colors, the price is economical
Disadvantages: Not resistant to high temperature, about 120 degrees, so the surface of melamine chopsticks will be oily after being used for a long time
Summary: The common materials of chopsticks are bamboo, wood, alloy, metal, and melamine. Among them, bamboo and wooden chopsticks are more safe, environmentally friendly and economical; alloy, metal, and melamine chopsticks have advantages in preventing mildew and odor.