Best Chopsticks

The 9 Best Chopsticks in 2019

Have you ever tried to eat Asian food with forks and spoons and regretted the fact that you have not prepared a pair of chopsticks which could have given you a more authentic culinary experience or could have prevented all the accidental splatters of soy sauce that have ruined your attire? Or you might be the parent wanting to teach your children how to use chopsticks and are looking for chopsticks that are easy and comfortable to use.

Chopsticks are great utensils to be used for eating because they help you to eat in smaller morsels, makes you more mindful in eating as using a chopstick compared to a spoon or fork slows down the pace at which you eat, which means you will be taking more time to chew your food and will be alerting earlier by your brain when you start to get full which helps in maintaining a healthy eating habit. Chopsticks also make a lower sound when they are being used which gives you a calmer, more peaceful dining experience compared to the screeches that might result from using metal cutleries. Besides, chopsticks are thin and will take up less space when you try to pack your lunch for work or school, or when packing food for an outdoor event, like a family picnic. It is also a cultural icon for many Asian countries and makes a very special gift that is not only a piece of art but also will come handy in everyday meals.  

 Now that we know about the benefits of using chopsticks and that they are an essential part of your tableware set, we will introduce you to some of the best chopsticks that you can find on the market today, along with their characteristics to help you make a clear comparison among these so that you can pick the chopstick that is perfect or you.

Best Pick

finessCity Titanium Chopsticks with Aluminium Case

The reason why this product has made it to the top of our list is that it scores very high on practicality. Oftentimes, things like chopsticks can be a cool thing to have but they fall short of feasibility to the users in aspects like durability, design, and portability. But this pair of chopsticks made from pure Titanium and in a sleek standard design will make a user-friendly tool for even the most novice chopstick user.

Budget Pick

Chopsticks, AOOSY 5 Pairs Japanese Natural Wooden Reusable Chop Stick Chopstick Set with Case

This set of chopstick that comes in a black, elegantly designed box will make a very interesting gift for any family occasion or will be a useful addition to your tableware set for your own family. This has made it to our budget pick position because it is made of natural materials and has a high safety level compared to the ones that use synthetic materials and the design gives off an exotic vibe while maintaining elegance and simplicity which is a rare combination to come by. 


Apart from our best and budget picks, we have a plenty of other chopsticks that you might find interesting and useful, which we will compare and look into, in the next section so that you can pick a chopstick that suits your needs perfectly.

1. finessCity Titanium Chopsticks with Aluminium Case

There are many things about this chopstick that could turn it into anyone’s favorite food companion. The First thing about these chopsticks that caught our eyes was its casing. Most of us are familiar with situations where we wanted to take a pair of chopsticks with packed food or to a picnic but could not simply because of not having an appropriate casing for them. Some of us probably did take the chopsticks anyway in our bag, when one of the sticks rolled too deep into the bag and it was just too much trouble to take it out when the food was served and we ate without the chopsticks.

Or we discovered that the chopsticks have broken into pieces while it was in our bags. All these disastrous situations could have been prevented only if our chopsticks came with a designated case which would not only protect the chopsticks from breaking or being lost but also keep it away from being contaminated by microbes, after all, it is something that we would use to carry food into out mouth and hence it is best to keep it as clean as possible.

The casing of these chopsticks is made in an innovative design, with rubberized plugs at both ends that can be easily opened and cleaned. The casing is so narrow and compact that it is more like a tube than a casing and hence will take up very less space in your bag. The bottom plug has two small holes where the end of the chopsticks fit perfectly so that they don’t accidentally fall off when the casing is opened. The upper plug is also attached to the body of the casing with a ring so you wouldn’t have to worry about it coming off accidentally and the great thing about this is that it forms a type of lanyard loop so you can use it to hang it from a bag or from a hook in your kitchen so that you don’t lose it.

The strong aluminum case also comes in pop colors with a smooth matt shine which makes it look very sleek compared to other chopsticks that look plastic. Some of us can relate to times when our chopsticks came in a plastic case which cracked when we accidentally dropped it, but this won't be the case with this durable case which is lightweight yet strong.

Secondly, the chopsticks themselves are made of pure Titanium. The advantage of Titanium chopsticks compared to the wooden ones is that they are more durable and also most reusable wooden chopsticks come coated with synthetic lacquers or paints which starts peeling off after a while and also can be toxic to your body. There is also the risk of splinters coming off from the wooden body, which can cause accidental injuries to your mouth. Moreover, the Titanium chopsticks are non-allergic, odorless and non-corrosive which make them are a better option compared to even the stainless steel or metal ones. They can be easily washed in a dishwasher and will also not rust even when they are left wet.

These chopsticks are also user-friendly in the sense that they are 60% lighter than stainless steel so if you are tired of having to control heavy metal or steel chopsticks, these are the perfect chopsticks to switch the old ones with. The narrow end of the chopsticks is rounded so it is safe for children to use.

​Pros

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    Comes in attractive and durable aluminum cases with different colors to choose from
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    The chopsticks are made of pure Titanium which is durable, non-toxic, perfectly safe to be used with food, odorless and non-corrosive
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    Can be washed in a dishwasher
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    60% lighter than stainless steel and is user-friendly
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    Resistant to low and high temperatures

​Cons

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    ​Some users might prefer wooden or bamboo ones
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    They are not economically feasible for a situation where you have to provide chopsticks for a large group of people
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    The chopsticks do not have any anti-slippery design

2. ​Chopsticks, AOOSY 5 Pairs Japanese Natural Wooden Reusable Chop Stick Chopstick Set with Case

This chopsticks set comes in a black elegant box housing five pairs of chopsticks, which makes this a perfect gift for any occasion or will be a great chopstick set to have for your own family. Even if you live alone, it is always convenient to have extra pairs of chopsticks in the kitchen drawer just in case friends or family members come over. Since you are getting this set within your budget, it is also an economical choice when compared to other ones.

The chopsticks are made from a special kind of wood called Nanmu which is a wood that has been used in China since ancient times because of its resistance to decay and for the fact that it does not react to humidity or temperature change, which means it won't crack, become moldy due to high humidity or get damaged due to high or low temperatures.

​Unlike cheap, low-quality wooden chopsticks, these have been polished to perfection using natural lacquer and natural paint which makes it completely safe for eating food with. Although it has been designed using natural materials, it looks chic and is suitable for home, restaurant or hotel settings and will surely add to the overall food experience. The sealant that has been used on the surface has glitter mixed in it which gives a subtle shine to the chopsticks making it look more attractive. Not only does the polishing adds to the beauty of the chopsticks but it also makes it smooth and comfortable to hold in your hand and easy to eat with.

The chopsticks are durable and can be easily washed in a dishwasher, which makes it a better option compared to the ones that need to be carefully washed by your hands.

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    ​Comes in a set of five pairs with an attractive packaging which makes it suitable for a gift
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    ​Made of humidity and extreme temperature resistant, high-quality Nanmu wood
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    ​Uses natural lacquer and is BPA free, Phthalates free and PVC free so is completely safe to your health
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    Elegant design and smooth to touch
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    ​ Can be washed in a dishwasher

​Cons

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    ​This might not be the best option for a user who is looking strictly for a single pair of chopsticks
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    It is made of wood so is less durable compared to stronger metal alternatives
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    Does not come with individual cases

3. Happy Sales HSCSS4

This set of stainless steel chopsticks make an inexpensive and effective alternative to the wooden more expensive ones. Just as we separate cutlery sets into the ones we use every day and the ones that we use only on special occasions, it is good to keep separate sets of chopsticks for different purposes. These stainless steel chopsticks are suitable for everyday use and it is convenient to buy five at a time especially if you are buying it for your family.

​A unique feature of this chopstick that we love is its anti-slippery design. Lacquer coated wooden chopsticks might look great but it can be quite tricky to stably hold food without dropping using them, especially you are not accustomed to eating with chopsticks.

 But the part of these chopsticks where you hold them has been turned into spirals so that it will prevent the chopsticks from slipping through your fingers and will give you a firm grip and good control. Additionally, even the narrow end of these chopsticks have ring indentations that avoid the food from slipping off the chopsticks. Due to its design, it is a great choice for your children if they are trying to learn how to use chopsticks.

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    ​Comes in a set of five pairs
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    ​Anti-slippery design both at the top and bottom parts
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    ​Simple, standard design
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    ​No color or painting, only stainless so it is safe for health

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    ​The design might be too plain for some users
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    ​No case
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    Hand washing is recommended and not suitable for being washed in a dishwasher

4. Rbenxia Metal Steel Chopstick Stainless Steel Spiral Chopsticks

This set of five pairs of simple yet efficient stainless steel chopsticks is another great option for you if you are looking for chopsticks for everyday use. The surface of these chopsticks have a sleek polished feel and are comfortable to touch. You might be worried that the chopsticks might slip through your hands due to their smooth finish but to prevent that, the manufacturers have designed it with elegant spirals at the holding part so that you have a stable control over the chopsticks. The bottom part of the chopsticks also has grooves on them which give you a firm grip on the food that you pick up with the chopsticks.

The body of the chopsticks is hollow on the inside which resists deformation due to heating. Since the chopsticks are insulated against heat due to their design, they are perfect for eating Asian cuisine, which commonly involves steaming-hot food, for example, a bowl of ramen or Chinese hotpot. The heat insulation also makes these chopsticks a great tool that can be used for cooking.

Pros

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    ​Stainless steel is safe for your health and also more durable compared to low-quality wood
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    ​The spiral top part of the chopsticks both adds to the elegance of its design, as well as acts as an anti-slippery feature
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    ​Tapered end and grooves at the bottom part of the chopsticks give you a good hold on the food
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    ​Heat insulation of the chopsticks allows it to be used a cooking tool as well a tool for eating very hot food
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    ​Comes in a set of five pairs which is a more convenient option for a family or to keep you prepared for guests coming over

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    ​Has to be washed manually instead of in the dishwasher
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    ​The design might be too plain for some users

5. Top Rated Hiware Premium Quality 10 Pairs Reusable Chopsticks Set

Are you having a hard time trying to make a decision of whether you should go for wooden chopsticks or metallic ones? Then tarry no more and go for this set of chopsticks that consists of five pairs of high-grade stainless steel chopsticks and five pairs of bamboo chopsticks. And they are all reusable! Who knew that the best of both worlds was not really a dream?

The stainless steel chopsticks are made from steel that is of high-grade quality and that has been polished and brushed to perfection. The top and the bottom parts of the steel chopsticks have anti-slippery designs so that they can be comfortably used even by beginners. These are also durable and does not contain any chemical or material that might be toxic to your body.

​The bamboo ones are also polished and are smooth to touch. They are also interesting because of the design which has Chinese characters and floral art at the top part. To avoid slipping, the top part of the wooden ones also have slight indentations at the top that gives your fingers a good grip and control over the chopsticks. They are also completely safe to be used for eating as they contain no BPA, PVC or phthalates. They can be used daily with no worries about rusting since they are made of bamboo only. The bamboo and the art on these ones also create a more authentic feel when having Asian dishes.

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    ​Instead of having to choose between the two, you will be able to experience both the bamboo chopsticks and the stainless steel ones.
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    ​Both types of chopsticks have anti-slippery designs and they are polished to give a smooth touch
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    ​Both types do not contain any BPA, PVC or phthalates and are completely safe to be used

Cons

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    ​The design of the stainless steel ones might be too plain for some users
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    The bamboo ones might not be as tough as metallic ones
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    Both types has to be washed manually by hand

6. Royal Premium Disposable Bamboo Chopsticks

Until now we have been looking into reusable chopsticks that can be washed and reused. But they can be quite inconvenient in different kind of situations for example, at a restaurant or a chain shop that serves Asian food. If you work at a restaurant, you will be able to relate to the back-breaking work that goes into cleaning up after the customers leave, or the time needed to wash and dry cutleries.

A lot of time and effort can be shifted from cleaning chopsticks to giving great customer service if disposable chopsticks are used instead of reusable ones at a restaurant. Restaurants are not the only places where these one-time use chopsticks can be extremely useful to have.

Consider this situation, after a long, tiring day, your family decides to orders delivered to the home from a Chinese restaurant, because nobody has the energy or patience to cook. Although the food ordered for five people reaches as they were ordered, they have forgotten to put in chopsticks. Now you would not want to go through having to fish out five pairs of chopsticks from the corners of your kitchen, wash them before using and wash them again after dinner since the reason why you ordered food from outside was so that you were too exhausted to do any sort of kitchen work. If only you had a stack of ready-to-use disposable chopsticks, all you would have had to do was to throw them away after use and not have to wash them.

​This product is one such set of disposable plastics of a high quality that are very useful for situations where using a disposable chopsticks make more practical sense than reusable ones. Each pair of chopsticks come in a clean, paper sleeve, which protects it from dust and dirt and also makes it more hygienic for being used at a restaurant since the bottom part of the chopsticks does not come in contact with hands. The paper sleeve adds to the ambiance of a Chinese restaurant due to the Chinese characters that are written on the front, which means "Good luck, Long life, and Well-being." The back of the sleeve also has detailed instructions with images that teaches the users how to use the chopsticks. Unlike many disposable chopsticks that come joined together, and are frustrating to split, these come separated from beforehand, saving you from troubles related to splitting the chopsticks. The surface of the chopsticks has also been polished and are smooth and do not have splinters that could injure your mouth. Compared to plastic utensils, these bamboo disposable chopsticks are completely biodegradable and renewable and can be thrown away with other compostable items.

​Pros

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    ​Made from high-quality bamboo which is smooth to touch
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    ​The paper sleeves add to the design as well as keep the chopsticks away from dirt and contamination
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    ​Separated from beforehand so no risks of having splinters in your mouth
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    ​They are biodegradable and reusable

​Cons

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    ​They are not as durable as the steel ones

7. Panda Disposable Bamboo Chopsticks

This is a great set of disposable chopsticks with paper sleeves that have been pre-designed for a Chinese restaurant so that you do not have to give in the extra time and effort to design the sleeves if you are the owner of a Chinese restaurant. The front side of the sleeves has Chinese characters that represent good luck and fortune, whereas the back side has easy instructions on how to use the chopsticks properly.

​Since these bamboo chopsticks are disposable and biodegradable, they make a great thing to have in your home kitchen as well to keep you prepared for a large group of friends coming over or simply to be used by your family when everyone is too tired to do any post-dinner cleanup.

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    ​The pairs come as pre-separated so you do not have to snap them apart before using them which might cause splinters or jagged ends
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    ​Buying chopsticks in bulk is convenient so you are well-stocked for any kind of party or festival
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    ​The sleeves make it hygienic to use these chopsticks in restaurants
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    ​The instructions at the back of the sleeves are useful to new users
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    ​No need to be washed and are safe to be thrown away since they are biodegradable

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    ​There might be a woody scent from the chopsticks since they are not coated
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    No anti-slippery design

8. Happy Sales HSCH22/S

​This set of five wooden reusable chopsticks make a great addition to your home kitchen as they are simple and suitable for everyday use yet they can be washed and used again. The best part about this set of chopsticks we think is that they come in multiple colors, ranging from dark to light and is useful for identifying which one is whose especially when you more than one child at home. They are lightweight and are made from natural materials so are safe to your health and does not contain any harmful agents.

Although the design is very simple, the surface of the chopsticks is very smooth and comfortable to touch, which is essential to avoid any accidental cuts on your hand or in your mouth.

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    ​Comes in a set of five which is convenient than having to buy chopsticks separately for each of your family members
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    ​The chopsticks are of multiple colors which is more interesting than plain sets of single colored pairs.safe
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    ​The surface of the chopsticks is smooth and comfortable to touch
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    ​They are made from natural bamboo so is safe to your health

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    ​They have to be manually washed by hand and not in the dishwasher

9. Foster 5-Pairs Fiberglass Dishwasher-safe Chopsticks

What sets this set of five pairs of chopsticks is the material it is made up of, which is Fiberglass. Fiberglass has many advantages over wooden and stainless steel and you will know why as you read on. Due to the material, it is made up of, these chopsticks can withstand temperatures that go as high as 356 F (180 degree Celsius) and so can be washed safely in a dishwasher saving you from the trouble of having to wash them manually.

Fiberglass is lightweight yet more durable than metal or wood and makes a great raw material for chopsticks.

They are rust resistant and non-corrosive so you can use them for years and they will still appear new. The surprising thing is that, although they look elegant and polished, they do not have any lacquer coating and does not have the risk of coatings of paint or lacquer coming off after a while, as is the case for many wooden chopsticks.

The chopsticks have anti-skid tips and anti-rolling body to prevent you from embarrassing moments at a dinner where the food accidentally drops from your chopsticks and stains your dress, or your chopsticks rolling off the table.

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    ​Made from fiberglass which is durable, lightweight and high-temperature resistant
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    ​Although the chopsticks are smooth and elegantly designed, they do not have any lacquer coating so they appear new even after years of use
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    ​Can be washed in the dishwasher
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    ​Anti-skid tips and anti-rolling body
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    ​Comes in a set of five pairs

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    ​Some users might prefer the round chopsticks because they are more comfortable to hold

Now that you have become familiar with different kinds of chopsticks that are available on the market, it’s time for you to delve deeper into the factors that you need to consider when looking for a pair or set of chopsticks that not only catches your attention but will be well-suited to your needs.

Things to Consider Before Buying your chopsticks 

The material it is made from

Chopsticks are utensils that we use to carry food to our mouth and it comes in close contact with what we are taking into our bodies. This means that we have to very careful about what materials are used to make the chopsticks that we are going to use. You certainly would not want harmful chemicals that could cause adverse health effects, such as BPA, PVC, phthalates or harmful synthetic materials to be present even in trace amounts in your chopsticks.

Always look for either natural materials such as wood or bamboo, or materials such as Titanium or stainless steel that are neutral towards our bodies. Another thing to consider is the paint or lacquer that has been used to coat the chopsticks or has been used to enhance the designs. If you are attracted towards intricately decorated chopsticks but are unsure about whether the paint that has been used to make those designs are safe or not, it is better to resist the temptation and go for a simpler pair of chopsticks that you are confident to be safe to your health. As the saying goes, safety first.

To consider what kind of materials you prefer when it comes to chopsticks is important due to another reason which is that the materials largely influence the durability of your chopsticks. Although the wooden ones may give you a more authentic feeling when it comes to your culinary experience, chopsticks made from metals such Titanium is more durable and will not crack, chip or produce splinters.

Even in the category of wood or bamboo chopsticks, there are different qualities and different kinds of wood that can be used, so always look for chopsticks that are durable, temperature change resistant, humidity resistant and the ones that are safe to your health.

Set or single

Reusable chopsticks can come as a single pair or sets of pairs and the common number of pairs in these sets is five. The sets are more convenient to buy if you are looking for chopsticks that are suitable for rough, everyday use and if you want to have enough pairs for your family or for times when guests come over.

The other kind of set is the reusable chopsticks and this kind comes in sets of 100 or 200 pairs and is very useful if you want to buy one-time-use chopsticks in bulk for your restaurant, or to keep your home kitchen well-stocked for a long period of time, or for a large number of people such as at a party.

Design

As it is with any product, the design of your chopsticks is an essential aspect which will help you to find a chopstick that is aesthetically pleasing to you as well as give you comfort and control while using them. Some chopsticks have an anti-slippery design, as spirals at the upper part of the chopsticks and as grooves at the lower part of the chopsticks which are great for having a firm grip on the chopsticks in your hand and also for having a secure hold on the piece of food you are trying to pick up.

The art on the chopsticks and colors can greatly vary from one to the other and once you start looking in the market, you will be able to choose a design that you find attractive.

Washing method 

Washing your chopsticks is not something you won’t have to worry about if you are going for disposable chopsticks but certainly will be you will have to keep in mind if you are looking for the reusable ones. If you are more comfortable washing your utensils by hand, that’s great, but if you have a big family and you do not want to have to wash the chopsticks manually, then look for the ones that are safe to be washed in the dishwater.

Final Verdict

Now that you know what kinds of chopsticks are available on the market and also how to identify the pair of chopsticks that will be most suitable for your needs, you are ready to enjoy an authentic food experience, using the best chopsticks that you can find on the market.
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