So when somebody asks me which wooden spoon is best, I always give the same advice I give when recommending knives, wives, or magic wands: it's an inherently personal decision. That said, there are a few important criteria to look for if you're starting from square one. Here's a spoon that meets them all and then some.
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Wooden spoons have been around... oh, since sticks were invented, probably. How many other kitchen tools do you use that have changed so little since your grandmother's time. But wooden spoons are useful for things other than stirring. Here are a few of my favorites.