Something that is not seen often is a slotted wooden spoon. The OXO Good Grips Wooden Slotted Spoon is durable and can sit in a pan without getting too hot too quickly. It is ideal for removing vegetables from steaming water. The wood is gentle enough to remove a poached egg from the pan without breaking the yolk as well. This spoon also makes retrieving a hard boiled egg from a pan when it is cooked with noodles or potatoes for a summer salad. This spoon is also ideal for removing soup bones from large pots and keeping the stock in the pan.Wooden spoons are ideal for stirring sauces to make them have a silky texture. It is easy to clean as it can be hand washed or safely put in the dishwasher.