One day I came home and found this lovely utensil set in my kitchen. I absolutely love this set by Tovolo (mostly because it is so stylish with its vivid color, silicone head, and steel handle)! Although my husband, who doesn’t have any food allergies, purchased this set simply as a nice gift for me, I have come to really appreciate how this is a necessity in my allergic household. I love how it helps keep my cooking simple and cross-contamination free. He also bought me a professional grade silver utensil set by Tramontina that same day. Spoiled was I!!! If I am cooking two or more meals, some with allergens, I keep the utensil with color for the allergy-free meal (e.g., use a silver spatula for cooking crêpes with cow milk and eggs and use bright colored tongs or a spatula for cooking the dairy-free, egg-free French toast or pancakes) or vice versa. As long as you’re consistent, you can cook several types of dishes concurrently and remain free of any worries.
I could see how someone would opt to buy multiple sets in a variety of colors and designate a color for each allergen (e.g., blue for dairy-free, green for nut-free, red for egg-free, etc). I haven’t chosen that route (nor do I intend to) because there simply isn’t a need. My mother always said “do what you can with what you have” and I have found that my system (one silver set and one brightly colored utensil set) works well for my household.