The CIA Masters Collection Maple Stirring Spoon performs wonders when it comes to stirring soups, hot bubbling sauces and gravies. Since wood doesn't conduct heat, it's perfect for stirring hot foods, as well as mixing cake and cookie batters. The professional-quality solid maple construction is exceptionally durable, and the extremely smooth finish is soft and gentle to the touch. 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.