One repetitive activity when cooking most meals is stirring. Therefore, cooking spoons are an essential item in every kitchen for mixing ingredients together in a pot. However, wooden spoons are the most preferred option by many chefs other than silicon, plastic or stainless steel because of how traditional and homely they look. Also, wooden spoons are a better choice since they don’t leave scrape marks on non-stick surfaces while stirring. Wooden spoons protect your hands from getting burned as they are not heated conductors—making them easy to hold while cooking and even taste whatever delicacy you’re cooking. They have zero reaction to acidic meals and don’t include a metallic taste in your food, unlike the metal spoon.
Measuring spoons and cups
When cooking from a recipe book with specific measurements, having a measuring cup and spoon is necessary for accurately measuring the ingredients. Typically, the two primary types of measuring cups are liquid cups and dry cups. The liquid cups as the name implies, are best used for measuring liquids while the dry cups are used for measuring dry ingredients such as sugar, salt or flour. For measuring spoons, they usually come in a set of different sizes and measurements—from ¼ teaspoon to 1 tablespoon.