Wooden spoons are another great tool to have in any home or commercial kitchen. They are both durable and affordable, with a high resistance to heat. This makes them one of the best choices for stirring food while it's cooking. They are great for mixing or stirring food like dough, batter, sauces, soups, pastas, or even fudge and chocolate. If you operate a restaurant or bakery, the wooden spoon is one tool you don't want to be without. At Foodservice Superstore, we offer a great selection of wooden spoons from top name brands like Alegacy and Update International. Our wooden spoons come in various sizes ranging from 12" to 18".
Wooden spoons need to be strong yet light, so wood like birchwood is a common wood used for making spoons. Wooden spoons are made of one long piece of wood, so they can be washed and dried without worry. However, since wood is porous, there is always a chance food or bacteria can get into the wood. Like cutting boards, wooden spoons need to be cared for so they will last a long time. Oiling your wooden spoons when you are oiling your cutting board will extend the life of both. Mineral oil is the best oil used. Also, it's a good idea to not let wooden spoons soak in water for long periods, and they should be stored in a dry location. After they have been washed, dry them to prevent bacteria from harboring itself in your spoons. Properly cared for, wooden spoons will serve your restaurant, cafe, bakery or other establishment for many years to come!