Kitchen Tools: Wooden Spoons

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All our stirring and braising this past weekend, as well as the recent roundup of favorite kitchen tools reminded us of how much we love our plain wooden spoons. For all the silicone gadgets and devices cluttering the utensil jar, the humble wooden spoon is the one we reach for first to stir the pot.

We like these Beechwood Spoons ($3.95 or $4.95, Crate & Barrel). They look sturdy. We also like this tasting spoon ($10, Red Bird Crafts), with a channel to cool your soup before you burn your lips.

Any favorite wooden spoons? Can you ever have enough of them? We can't - we're in the market for a couple more.

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.