The flat-edged wood spoon is one of the essential tools of the kitchen and our jumbo wood spoon, aka The Spanker, is excellent for big pots of stew and chili and other braised goodness. Warning on The Spanker: if you only cook in little pots or only cook for one or two, this may be too big for you. The bigness is what we like, but it depends on the kind of cook you are. The little guy, Spankie, is perfect for all purpose every day use, stirring sauces, deglazing, making risotto. The mid-sized paddle is a fabulous all-around tool for most stirring needs.