miercuri, 24 iulie 2019

De ce lemn?


De ce lemn?

Pentru că acesta este cel mai vechi material pe care- l folosim noi, oamenii, pentru a face lucrurile cu care trăim: un scaun, o masa, un tocator. Ele ne alcătuiesc casa. Acolo trăim orele cele mai agreabile ale zilelor noastre. Acolo, unde viața și ființa sunt una, trebuie să fie adevărată prin prezenta lucrurilor care reprezinta persoana care ești. În lumea noastră modernă, suntem supra-stimulați cu prea multe posibilități de cumpărare. Cu toate acestea, majoritatea elementelor oferite ne sunt făcute din punct de vedere industrial. Mulți dintre noi s-au transformat într-o viață simplă și inspirată de natură, ca o modalitate de a respinge existența în prea multe obiecte fără suflet, pentru a scăpa de înstrăinarea erei materialiste și industriale.

Din dorința de a aduce înapoi natura și frumusețea neatinsă în viața de zi cu zi și de a onora adevărata valoare a artizanatului în arta modernă, filozofia estetică a Atrelierului Strasnic este centrata în jurul reflectării frumuseții adevărate din spatele acestor inspirații imperfecte. La Strasnic sunt realizate lucruri de care aveți nevoie în viața de zi cu zi și le adăugăm o notă de frumusețe atemporală.


Cu mândrie și bucurie din inimă în munca Strasnic, sperăm cu sinceritate că ați putea primi în casa dvs. aceste piese frumos lucrate manual pentru dvs. și pentru cei dragi.


luni, 1 iulie 2019

Constantin Toderău- Mesterul Atelierului Straşnic




Povestea lemnului este povestea copilăriei mele, povestea lucrurilor mărunte care mă făceau cândva atât de fericit. Aud parcă și acum zgomotul făcut de rindeaua veche pe bucata de lemn proaspăt tăiat.
Nimic nu se compară cu amintirile legate de atelierul bunicului, pregătit cu migală din zori de zi, și pus în slujba lemnului până în miez de noapte.

Lumea și-a schimbat cursul dar obiectele lucrate de meșteri rămân mărturia vie a creației fără sfârșit.


Meșterul da viață materialului prin trăiri, simțiri prinse pe suprafața lucrării.

Acolo unde este prezent meșterul, acolo apare îndemânarea, tehnica, măiestria, creația.
Munca meșterului, lucrul mâinilor sale este realitatea vie oferită sub formă unui produs. Formele și motivele alese în lucrări sunt venite dintr-o sete de frumos.

Astfel tot ce mâna asprita de muncă, atinge, este expresia creației.

duminică, 16 iunie 2019

Constantin Toderau


      Growing up among generations of woodworkers and craftsmen, I  discovered my own creative voice at an early age.

       I am a woodworker, with a passion for creating by hand. My designs are dynamic while remaining timeless. I love to take materials that are often overlooked and bathe them in imagination and inspiration to make a statement. I want  my work to express the love, care, and thought i put into each design of cutting board, so Strasnic pieces will be passed on for generations. 

     Strasnic -cutting boards is 100% handcrafted in Romania.

With Strasnic, you’re going to get something with a lot of personality and soul.”



marți, 14 mai 2019

Plastic Versus Wood



Anything that touches your food can be a source of contamination and foodborne illness – including cutting boards.


For example, if you cut up a raw chicken, and then use the same cutting board to slice a tomato for your salad, you run the risk of cross-contamination – with bacteria from the chicken being transferred to the tomato. That, of course, would be bad.


And vegetarians aren’t off the hook either. Fruits and vegetables can also carry pathogens (and transfer them to cutting boards).


To reduce the risk of foodborne illness in your kitchen, here are some things you should know about cutting boards.
Plastic Versus Wood


For a long time, most (if not all) cutting boards were made of wood. But at some point people began using plastic cutting boards. The idea was that they were easier to clean (and sanitize), and therefore were safer.


But in the late 1980s, a UC Davis researcher named Dean Cliver – the de factogodfather of cutting board food safety – decided to investigate whether plastic cutting boards really were safer. Answer: not really.

Plastic cutting boards, Cliver found, are easier to sanitize. But cutting on them also leaves lots of grooves where bacteria can hide. Wood is tougher to sanitize, but it’s also (often) tougher in general – you won’t find as many deep scratches in the surface.


In addition, researchers have discovered that the type of wood your cutting board is made from also makes a difference.


“Hardwoods, like maple, are fine-grained, and the capillary action of those grains pulls down fluid, trapping the bacteria – which are killed off as the board dries after cleaning,” says Ben Chapman, a food safety researcher at NC State. “Soft woods, like cypress, are less likely to dull the edge of your knife, but also pose a greater food safety risk,” Chapman explains. “That’s because they have larger grains, which allows the wood to split apart more easily, forming grooves where bacteria can thrive.”


Which type of cutting board should you use? Chapman recommends using plastic cutting boards for meat and wood cutting boards for fruit, vegetables, or any ready-to-eat foods (like bread or cheese).


Why use plastic cutting boards for meat? Because of how you wash them.
Cleaning Your Cutting Board


Plastic and wood have different characteristics, so you have to handle them differently.


Plastic cutting boards can be placed in the dishwasher, where they can be sanitized by washing at high temperatures. But wood cutting boards would quickly be ruined by a dishwasher, and not everyone owns a dishwasher. If you’re washing a cutting board by hand, you should:
Rinse the debris off the cutting board (being careful not to splatter contaminated water all over the place);
Scrub the cutting board with soap and water (to get out anything in the scratches or grooves on the board’s surface); and
Sanitize the cutting board (you should use different sanitizers for wood cutting boards than for plastic ones).


For plastic cutting boards, you should use a chlorine-based sanitizer, such as a solution of bleach and water (one tablespoon of bleach per gallon of water – has a shelf life of a week or two). But for wood cutting boards, you should use a quaternary ammonium sanitizer, such as a solution of Mr. Clean and water (follow the dilution instructions on the label).


“This is because chlorine binds very easily to organic materials, like the wood in a cutting board, which neutralizes its antibacterial properties,” Chapman says. “Quaternary ammonium is more effective at killing bacteria on wood or other organic surfaces.”


It’s worth noting that you should also sanitize your kitchen sponge/rag/brush after you’ve used it to scrub the chicken-juice off your cutting board – or else you run the risk of contaminating the next thing you wash (which is the exact opposite of what you’re trying to do).


The last step in cleaning your cutting board is an important one – dry it.


“Make sure you put the cutting board somewhere that air circulates, so that it can dry completely,” Chapman says. Bacteria need moisture to grow, and you don’t want to give them a welcoming environment.


“Historically, butchers used to put salt on their butcher blocks to keep them from smelling bad,” Chapman says. “This worked because the salt drew the moisture out of the wood and prevented bacterial contamination, which is what caused the smell – though the butchers didn’t know it at the time.”


When To Replace Your Cutting Board


At some point, scrubbing and sanitizing might not be enough. When your cutting board has accumulated a lot of deep grooves from repeated use, you probably need to replace it.


“The more grooves it has, and the bigger they are, the more area is available for trapping moisture and giving bacteria a place to proliferate,” Chapman says.

miercuri, 8 mai 2019

Great gift idea


At Strasnic, you are sure to find something you are proud to give and will let the person you are presenting it to know how important they are. We have gift ideas for almost everyone. Whether you’re looking for a hostess gift for an Easter brunch or Christmas, a wedding or birthday gift, or a simple token of appreciation, we have the perfect present options.


An anniversary gift from Strasnic is always heartfelt. Whether it’s to celebrate a major milestone such as a wedding, a themed gift for a bridal shower or a housewarming gift to demonstrate how much you appreciate your host’s or hostess’ generosity, our gift ideas will help you find what you are looking for.

Throughout the year and throughout life, there are special events where gift giving is welcome. If you need a birthday gift, you’re sure to discover something thoughtful, unique and exclusive. An anniversary gift from Strasnic is always heartfelt.
Explore our selection to see all the gifts we offer.



luni, 29 aprilie 2019

Wood cutting boards




Wood cutting boards stand out as the best option for cutting boards, thanks to their rustic charm and long lasting quality.

Although stone and glass cutting boards may last for many years, the damage done to your knives will significantly shorten their lifespan. So while your cutting board might stand the test of time, you will need to purchase and sharpen new knives constantly.
Plastic, nylon and polyethylene may be practical, but they can look cheap and flimsy in your kitchen. Not only are they inferior quality compared to wood , but they are also more prone to harbouring harmful bacteria which can make you and your guests ill.. With an Strasnic cutting board, you’re not only keeping your benchtops and knives safe from damage, but you’re also getting an elegant serving platter for when entertaining guests.


Oak has long been considered one of the top wood types to use for a cutting board. Wood cutting boards have many advantages over the harder and abrasive materials, and oak is an ideal example of this.
With a oak cutting board, you’re ensuring that you keep your knife and its blade as sharp as possible. Unlike the harder stone and glass varieties, these boards won’t do any damage to a blade and will help to prolong its life significantly.






joi, 7 martie 2019

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Every artisan has a story.  A story about how their life inspires their work and how their work inspires their life.

We believe that by sharing that story with you, it enriches the experience you have owning each piece.  You begin to understand the love and the passion that goes into each artisan handcrafted piece that we carry. It becomes a conversation piece, a family heirloom, and a piece of artwork on your tabletop with a rich history to accompany it.



Looking for cutting board? Beautiful, yet functional, this rustic oak wood platters is a characterful piece that sets the stage for an exquisitely presented feast. And while they may be manufactured from the same tree in some cases, each of these rustic oak wood . Whether for yourself, or presented as a gift, it’s a stylish choice that reflects impeccable taste!



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