Why Should You Be Cooking With a Wooden Spoon?

Many items should already be in your kitchen, such as silverware, dinnerware, pots, and pans, etc. Now think about all of those items. What material are they made out of? You probably have some plastic, glass, stainless steel, or maybe even silicone. But if you lack this next item, you need to add it to your kitchen, because cooking with a wooden spoon is a necessity.

Every type of material has its advantages and disadvantages, but where all the other utensils fall short, the wooden spoon is the right tool for the job.

The very first thing you’ll notice about the wooden spoon is its look. A spoon made out of maple shows off all its unique characteristics, such as its natural colors and one-of-a-kind graining. Next, you’ll notice the feel of the spoon. A wooden spoon is typically rounded, so it is easy and comfortable to hold. And if you feel comfortable holding it, you will want to use it more and more.

That comfort also extends to its natural safety feature. Unlike a metal spoon, the wood will not conduct heat and burn you by surprise. Wooden spoons also have long handles, so when you are continually stirring that sauce, you can keep your hands further from the heat.

Wooden spoons are great to use when you have nonstick pots and pans because the wood will not scratch the surface. Using a wooden spoon for cooking tomato sauce is ideal because unlike some metal spoons, the wood will not react with acidic foods.

Another significant difference between wooden spoons and metal spoon is how you care for them. Wooden spoons need to be washed by hand, never in a dishwasher. You can also increase the longevity of your wooden spoon by using our Bee’s Oil Wood Preserver, which penetrates the wood to leave a soft, protective luster.

While you are browsing our website for great wooden bowl sets or that perfect wooden spoon, take a look at the other wooden utensils we have. Holland Bowl Mill crafts flat spoons, serving spoons, spatulas, cake servers, and salad utensil sets.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website, visit our showroom at 120 James Street in Holland to see all of our products. Or call us at (616) 396-6513 to place your order. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see updates on everything else we have to offer.