The CIA Masters Collection Maple Pot Spoon goes easily into corners of a sautoir and other pots and its pointed edge is ideal for sautéing and deglazing. Since wood doesn't conduct heat, it's a great choice for stirring simmering soups and broths as well as hot, bubbling sauces and gravies. The professional-quality solid maple construction is exceptionally durable and the extremely smooth finish gives this spoon a soft, comfortable feel. Safe for all cookware, including nonstick. The Culinary Institute of America Masters Collection of cookware, cutlery, bakeware, and culinary tools was designed with hands-on involvement and testing by the school's faculty of Certified Master Chefs. Product sales benefit The Culinary Institute of America Scholarship Fund. Hand washing is recommended. Lifetime warranty.