Le Creuset made a wooden spoon that’s only improvement over other wooden spoons is that the front edge is flattened to provide for scraping. This is an incredibly small innovation that appeals greatly to the minimalist chef. Wood is soft enough not to scratch non-stick pans, enamel, or seasoning on cast-iron and carbon steel cooking instruments. Wood is also naturally porous which leads it to have some anti-bacterial properties as well, hence the popular of wooden cutting boards. The three ridges on the handle provide a stronger grip and physical feedback on the holder’s placement of their hand. All-in-all, small design improvements and great craftsmanship make for, what could be called, a kitchen staple.