Kitchen Implements

Wooden Spoon     Exhibit 1
     {Length: 18"}

     Wooden spoons were very common throughout the Colonial Period and up to the present day. Unlike expensive metal spoons, a wooden spoon could take the heat from cooking much better without causing the cook to get a nasty burn on her hands. A large wooden stirring spoon, such as the one shown here, could be left in a pot of soup cooking over a fire, and when taken ahold of, it would be a little warm, but certainly not hot enough to burn a cook's hands.