Just a quick note.
There’s just nothing better to cook with than a sturdy wooden spoon. It’s the cook’s wizard wand.
They’re not usually too expensive but they are way too often flimsy or cheaply made.
I hand wash wood (utensils, cutting boards, bowls, etc.), no dishwashers, but even still I have to occasionally replace an old spoon. And they typically last long enough that you can’t find your old ones again.
Luckily, not too long ago I found these, from IKEA. They’re beech (I like it much better than bamboo, personally), well-made, quite sturdy, and… inexpensive.
They are $1.79 each.
Note: don’t fall for people reselling them on eBay or Amazon or wherever else for a lot more.
I know the OXO spoons are probably the most popular. And, for me, they’re okay enough. But I like these A LOT MORE and they cost A LOT LESS.