Epicurean will introduce the Chef Series line of utensils at the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show, to be held in Chicago. The tools, stated the company, are designed to resemble traditional wood utensils but are made of wood composite.
According to Epicurean, the wood composite helps prevent the tools from cracking, fading, staining or splitting. The new line includes a paddle, slotted spoon, large spoon, small spoon and sauté tool. All are available in both slate and natural.
Each tool features long, sturdy handles, deep bowls and beveled edges. The tools are designed to not scratch non-stick surfaces, are dishwasher safe and heat resistant up to 350 degrees. Each piece has a suggested retail price of $14.99.
The company also will introduce tool rests, available in round and hex shapes to help keep messes off the counter while cooking. The tool rests will also have a suggested retail price of $14.99.
In addition, Epicurean is adding stainless steel to its new line of wood fiber pizza cutters and scrapers. This is the first time the company is adding steel to its collection.
Victorinox recently announced that it now holds a majority stake in Epicurean.