I didn't want this spoon... I wanted a new wooden one as I love to cook with wooden spoons. My husband insisted I get this (comparatively) expensive spoon since it goes in the dishwasher (unlike my wooden ones,) and I just knew it would sit in a drawer useless. I WAS WRONG. I *love* this spoon and it's always the first one I go for when I'm cooking at the stove (from sauteeing onions to stirring soups.) Thank goodness ofr husbands :)... get this spoon!