One we don't have but desperately want: the square-edged wooden spoon. Read why and see Sara Kate's below... The square edge allows you to scrape the bottom nooks of a pot while sautéeing and gives you a more targeted approach. The pointed corner also usually means you have one longer, flatter side to scrape the sides of a bowl or de-glaze a pan.
Classic, round wooden spoons are inexpensive. You can get them for a few bucks, sometimes less, at most stores. The square-edged spoon above, called the Spootle Lazy Spoon, is from Jonathan's Wild Cherry Spoons. It has a notch for resting it on the edge of the pot and costs $26, so it's more of an investment (or a Mother's Day gift).Anyone else in love with this tool?