WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Statistics
Forums65
Topics76,194
Posts1,032,423
Members14,198
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
15 members (3 invisible), 1,009 guests, and 200 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters
sunnyside 45,164
MattLFC 22,315
Mark 21,268
granny 17,740
_Ste_ 16,338
Newest Members
Anne8, PaulW51, Testerbester, Aisha94, sueoakley29
14,198 Registered Users
New General Forums
cringe
by GaryFromWirral - 12th Aug 2022 7:52am
Picture you are not allowed to see
by Excoriator - 4th Aug 2022 9:28am
Open air swimming pool
by cools - 13th Jul 2022 9:13am
The beast . . .
by GaryFromWirral - 28th Feb 2022 1:48pm
New Wirral History
The old Farmers Arms Moreton
by LindaTay - 30th Jul 2022 4:48pm
Voss Motors
by johncon - 30th Jul 2022 1:21pm
Tracing history of Bob simister motorcycles.
by Philoman - 10th Jun 2022 2:20pm
276 Rock Villa Hotel Ltd 329 Old Chester Road
by derekdwc - 18th Aug 2011 11:13pm
Mansions of Wallasey : Around Grove Road
by PaulWirral - 31st Jul 2009 10:37pm
Top Posters(30 Days)
bert1 8
Leonny 8
_Ste_ 7
Topic Replies
Sky Lantern
by diggingdeeper - 13th Aug 2022 11:29am
Volkswagen T4 Autosleeper Trooper LE VW Campervan
by polo_phil - 12th Aug 2022 11:40am
Coffee changing to Slime
by Leonny - 12th Aug 2022 3:41am
PS3 Controller Wanted Please.
by BultacoAstro - 11th Aug 2022 12:17pm
Mansions of Wallasey : Around Grove Road
by Mark - 10th Aug 2022 8:28pm
Exchange Rates
by BultacoAstro - 6th Aug 2022 12:12pm
Mavic Mini Drone - help needed please
by Leonny - 5th Aug 2022 4:09am
Kitchen Appliances
by gerry1 - 2nd Aug 2022 1:10pm
Voss Motors
by billy_anorak59 - 2nd Aug 2022 8:22am
August
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Top Likes Received (30 Days)
Mark 1
Top Likes Received
Mark 4
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#1051033 6th Jan 2018 10:18pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,740
Likes: 1
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
OP Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,740
Likes: 1

Never did like the idea of them.. I can't imagine this applies to only one restaurant.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-42582900


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Google Ads
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,811
Forum Addict
Online Content
Forum Addict
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,811
Remember no bugs = no immune system.

You can push hygiene too far.

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
Forum Guardian
Offline
Forum Guardian
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
It was only the inability to clean cracked ones that seemed to be the problem (apart from other issues ). I will still use my wooden spoon to stir things

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,159
Likes: 4
Wiki Master
Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,159
Likes: 4
I presume it was their cleaning practices that were at fault not specifically the use of wood.

Wood has enzymes in it which makes it quite resistant to bacteria. You wouldn't think twice about using a wooden spoon to stir pans, wooden utensils to serve salads or wooden skewers for cocktails or kebabs.

@Ex is so right, cellulitis is quite rife in people that generally don't get cuts and scrapes. Nothing like a bit of exposure to keep your immune system well trained and active.


We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,740
Likes: 1
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
OP Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,740
Likes: 1


If you think about it rationally.. Take a restaurant with 40 covers, (and that's quite small) So 40 wooden serving boards, are to be washed and re-used for another 40 people who follow on. I assume there would need to be at least 80-100 serving boards to keep the rolling over.

How are the cleaned ? Are they hand washed, or machine washed ? I dare say there wouldn't be a machine of such a needed size within a small restaurant, so if that is correct , they must be washed by hand.

I don't consider wooden boards to be washed thoroughly by hand in a restaurant with such a high turnover.

Why are wooden work surfaces not allowed in such places ?

A wooden spoon is slightly different, as in you have it in a pot of stew and when you have finished you wash and dry it with possibly enough time for it to dry before the next use .
What if someone coughs on it, and they've got TB ? The can't be cleansed at the same high temperatures as ceramic or pottery plates.



Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,159
Likes: 4
Wiki Master
Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,159
Likes: 4
It has been shown that worn wooden chopping boards are superior to worn plastic chopping boards.

The worn plastic boards harbour bacteria on the surface, wooden ones absorb the bacteria where it then dies.

Boards can be disinfected with disinfectant or a microwave. Some types can be dish-washed.

Air droplets of TB are much higher risk than those that land on something then is washed/disinfected.


We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,811
Forum Addict
Online Content
Forum Addict
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,811
Years back I recall in Sweden getting a 'Plank Steak'. The clue is in the name. It is basically a steak placed on a plank of wood whereupon both are grilled. The smoke permeates the meat I don't know what type of wood it was but it was very tasty. (Well teh steak was!) A sort of cofferdam of mashed spuds was then piped around the steak and used to contain a sauce poured over it. It came, plank and all, on a large plate containing other veg.

Whether the planks are reused or not I have no idea. I guess the high temperature might sort out any bacterial contamination though.

I did ask the waiter in pidgin 'Swenglish' what sort of wood it was. In response, he retired to the kitchen and returned with a picture of a cow to which he proudly pointed. Evidently, my Swedish was a lot worse than I thought it was!

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,159
Likes: 4
Wiki Master
Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,159
Likes: 4
Sounds amazing!


We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,621
Forum Guardian
Offline
Forum Guardian
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,621
Im trying hard to visualize a plank on a plate lol !!! Ive brought myself back from the image of a six foot burning plank balanced on four or so plates, with diners spaced out along the length , scoffing off it !

Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 7,095
Wiki Addict
Offline
Wiki Addict
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 7,095
Originally Posted by venice
Im trying hard to visualize a plank on a plate lol !!! Ive brought myself back from the image of a six foot burning plank balanced on four or so plates, with diners spaced out along the length , scoffing off it !
raftl raftl

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,159
Likes: 4
Wiki Master
Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,159
Likes: 4

Last edited by diggingdeeper; 8th Jan 2018 2:21pm.

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,740
Likes: 1
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
OP Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,740
Likes: 1


All that piping of duchess potatoes is to hide the cracks in the block of wood ! I thought you would have understood that, DD. smile

Don't fancy having to scrape up the sauce or mushy peas off the wood either. I suppose if you gobbled the food down first, one could start carving your name in it ?

Much prefer this crisp white shiny, 'clean' plate where you can see what you're eating.

[Linked Image]



Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,159
Likes: 4
Wiki Master
Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,159
Likes: 4
Probably the wrong time to tell you that the output from sewage works fertilizes our crops.


We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
Forum Guardian
Offline
Forum Guardian
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
Originally Posted by granny


All that piping of duchess potatoes is to hide the cracks in the block of wood ! I thought you would have understood that, DD. smile

Don't fancy having to scrape up the sauce or mushy peas off the wood either. I suppose if you gobbled the food down first, one could start carving your name in it ?

Much prefer this crisp white shiny, 'clean' plate where you can see what you're eating.

[Linked Image]



And you wouldnt get a splinter in your tongue licking the plate clean..good gravy too good to waste

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,740
Likes: 1
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
OP Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,740
Likes: 1

Indeed Fish laugh

DD are you trying to tell us that those wooden serving boards are a product of trees grown in human waste(sewage)? Disgusting !


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Mod 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Sky Lantern
by steamfan - 11th Aug 2022 11:07pm
Exchange Rates
by BultacoAstro - 6th Aug 2022 9:11am
The old Farmers Arms Moreton
by LindaTay - 30th Jul 2022 4:48pm
Voss Motors
by johncon - 30th Jul 2022 1:21pm
Parking fine
by Wickerman - 23rd Jul 2022 8:42pm
For Sale & Free
Volkswagen T4 Autosleeper Trooper LE VW Campervan
by polo_phil - 9th Aug 2022 11:25am
Kitchen Appliances
by gerry1 - 2nd Aug 2022 1:10pm
Ipad Mini 5 256gb (slate grey)
by Catsick - 28th Jul 2022 1:15pm
Myford ML7 lathe with accessories
by spider - 28th Jun 2022 3:36pm
PS3 Controller Wanted Please.
by BultacoAstro - 26th Jun 2022 10:06am
Member Spotlight
spider
spider
Birkenhead
Posts: 417
Joined: August 2009
Today's Birthdays
There are no members with birthdays on this day.
New Wirral Info
Exchange Rates
by BultacoAstro - 6th Aug 2022 9:11am
Parking fine
by Wickerman - 23rd Jul 2022 8:42pm
Eastham history
by MarkConnor1978 - 22nd Jul 2022 1:21pm
Portable BBQ's on beaches
by granny - 9th Jul 2022 8:53am
Restaurant/pub with outdoor seating - Bromborough
by CarterUSM - 7th Aug 2020 8:59pm
News : New Topics
Sky Lantern
by steamfan - 11th Aug 2022 11:07pm
Budgie found
by kenmo52 - 2nd Jul 2022 8:25pm
The State of Wirral these days 2022?
by keef666 - 23rd Jun 2022 10:05am
Ignoring the law
by Excoriator - 4th Jul 2018 9:55am
New Enthusiast Forums
System Meltdown
by GaryFromWirral - 8th Jul 2022 2:50pm
Super Bowl Chilli
by granny - 5th Feb 2019 3:13pm
Rockferry Baptist church
by georgie - 19th Nov 2010 11:11pm
What song are you listening to?
by - 24th Jun 2007 10:06am
Popular Topics(Views)
4,961,803 WIKI WALK CHAT
3,906,615 Spotted!
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5