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Cookware

NSF - Does it Matter

mobiledynamics | Jul 12, 201806:46 PM     31

Riddle me this. Do you guys care if certain things are NSF certified or not. Like most things in life, I suppose the manuf. needs to pay to a have it tested and if it does pass, then they get to ~toot their horn and tout the NSF rating~

When it comes down to many various utensils, etc - the clean OCD in me is scared sh1tl3ss. Like where a silicone head fits into a metal handle. Or barrel handles with pressed endcaps. Or just where the outer rubber layer of scissor handle for comfort (and where the metal goes in) All these little nooks and crannies where ~crud~ can fall into if one just happens to put it into a sinkful of dirty water.

Anyhow, to the details above, yes....I make sure they don't ever get partially submerged within reason.
When I look at some of the NSF certified things being mentioned above, manufa. seem to be reading my mind, as I see marketing words like sanitary sealed handles.

So whaddya say. Is NSF part of your purchasing decision - to some degree ?

This spurred the post as I'm buying new sheet pans and for a looooong time , I was always under the impression only open bead sheet pans could be NSF rated. And then I realized closed bead sheet pans were NSF rates these days too...

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