Spoons, the most underestimated Tools

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Everybody uses spoons when they cook. But still this is one of the most underestimated tools in the kitchen.
How many spoons do you have for cooking?
Not enough.
You will need at least five of these.
You don’t want to use the same spoon in two or more pots at the same time as you don’t want to stuff to be transferred from one pot to the other.
Then spoons get dirty and you need some spares if you don’t have the time to wash them inbetween.
That’s why I have five spoons, leaving me ample reserves in case I use several pots and pans at the same time.

For cooking, you need proper spoons.
Personally, I prefer wooden spoons made of beech. They are hygienic, the are durable, they don’t get hot like metal spoons and they don’t melt like plastic spoons. Also, they don’t scratch coated pots and pans like a metal spoon would do.

Wooden spoons need a little care when they are new. Done properly, they will go a very long way.
The trick is to wipe them down with kitchen oil (use a neutral oil, e. sunflower oil) and let the wood take up the oil over night. Then wipe off the remaining oil and you’re good to go.

I always use the spoons from https://diepfanne.com (see photo on top).
They are very durable and with a diameter of 13mm, are much more sturdy than what you get in the supermarket.
In addition to that, you’ll notice that they have a wooden “corner” which makes it very easier to get all tat stuff out of the corner where your normal spoon won’t go.

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