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Do not use metal bowls when mixing salads. Use wood, glass or china.

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October 19, 20040 found this helpful


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October 19, 20040 found this helpful

Why aren't you supposed to use metal when mixing salads? I've been making salads probably 5 out of 7 days a week (unless I'm on vacation) for 43 years) & I've never had a problem. I'm very curious as to the logic of this.

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October 19, 20040 found this helpful

i worked a pretty nice restaurant and we used stainless steel bowls for salads. Having said that, I have heard that some ingredients may react to the metal in metal bowls. It's not that big of a deal... if you look in a culinary text book you would be amazed by all different recommendations they have... wood for this, metal for that... I have also heard that cutting lettuce will make it brown more quickly, which may be true, but even at a nice restaurant we couldn't afford to tear up lettuce for salads. Wood for this, metal for that... doesn't really mean much to me or the home chef, IMO.

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October 19, 20040 found this helpful


I've been looking around and the only thing I've been able to find is this:

"Remove the leaves and place it in a wooden or glass bowl. Metal bowls or spoons should not be used in preparing lettuce salads. "

It was on a forum about making Caesar Salad. I haven't found any reason why. Maybe we have a chef out there that can tell us.

I found this on:

- Susan at ThriftyFun

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October 20, 20040 found this helpful

it's because using metal will cause the lettuce to wilt sooner. Try cutting with a plastic knife or simply tearing the lettuce and it will last longer, too!

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