Some things in the kitchen are best wooden like the Alder Cooking and Testing Spoon Set which does not alter the taste of the food due to the metal in most laddles. Kitchen utensils made of wood also are good for use with pans that are sensitive to scratches like the non-stick teflon pots and pans. Since they are wood, they are heat resistant and do not give an electrifying effect which happens when metal scratches metal.
The Ash Spatula Pancake utensil is another wooden wonder. Most spatulas are now in plastic which easily breaks and can melt. With this wooden spatula, you can even mash potatoes with it or use it as a turner when cooking eggs and sandwiches.