“ Brand: Wilko / Product Type: Spoon „
Before Christmas I was in Wilkinsons looking at mini whisks for putting in hot chocolate sets for Christmas presents and needing a new mixing spoon I picked up this one from the Wilkinsons own range. The spoon is obviously only available from Wilkinsons and cost me just over 30p which is a fantastic price. In our house we eat a lot of chilli and curry and therefore my mixing spoon get stained and tainted with taste after a while no matter how much they are washed so I am often replacing them which is a reason I don't wish to spend much on each one. There is pretty much no packaging with this spoon just literally a sticky label around the top of the spoon with the Wilko name and a barcode on it so they can charge you for the item. This is just like any other wooden spoon, it is spoon shaped so has an oval bottom with a very slight lip around it with a longer handle and the whole thing is made of wood. The spoon is made of nice light wood which I like and much prefer from the darker wooden spoons and is about 30cms in length which is about the size of a school ruler and is deep enough to use with any of my pans even the very biggest one. The spoon is great for mixing due to its length it can reach the bottom of every pan and you can make sure you get right into the bottom of the pan to prevent sticking. I don't use the spoon for tasting as it isn't very deep at all and I found that the sauce dripped of the sides so just get a normal spoon for tasting now. I would say the depth of the spoon is the only drawback but them if you were mixing a cake with it this would be a positive aspect as you wouldn't end up with loads of mix stuck to the spoon. The spoon is very easy to wash and I have been using it for about 8 weeks now and it hasn't stained yet, whenever I wash my dishes I tend to fill the bowl with red hot water and let them soak and then return when the water is cool enough for me to put my hands in so the spoon does get a good soak whenever it is washed. I would recommend the spoon it is great quality and a great price too.
Wooden spoons are something I go through quite quickly as I mainly use them to mix foods whilst cooking. This means that they get stained in no time at all and often need replacing. The latest wooden spoon I have purchased is this one from Wilkinsons. The wooden spoon is a Wilko brand product so can only be bought from Wilkinsons stores and it costs just 37 pence. It has a tiny amount of packaging in the way of a sticky label placed around the top of the handle containing the product name and barcode. As far as the design of the spoon goes, it's just like any other wooden spoon with a long handle and oval spoon at the end. The spoon is quite long at approximately 30 centimetres in total, the main head of the spoon only makes a small proportion of this at around 8 centimetres long. The head is around 4 centimetres wide and only has a slight dip to it. Despite being wooden, the spoon has a nice smooth finish to it and I haven't encountered any splintering from it. The long handle means the wooden spoon is great to use in deep pans as it can get to the bottom without any problems so you can give whatever you are cooking a good mix without any problems. If you want to lift food stuff out of the pan I wouldn't recommend this spoon as it isn't very deep at all and doesn't hold a lot. I mainly use mine when cooking on the hob, curries, spaghetti Bolognese and the like, everything that has a deep red colour. I find that it does stain the spoon quite easily. When washing the spoon, I like to leave it to soak in hot water to try and stop the spoon from staining too much. After it has had a soak I stick it in with my normal washing up and it does prolong the staining process. This wooden spoon has been going for about three months now and does has a red tint to it, with the end of the handle still being the proper colour. I'd definitely recommend this wooden spoon from Wilkinsons. It is super cheap and has a good quality. Of course, it does start to stain but it's the same as any other wooden spoon. I'll be replacing mine with the same Wilko spoon without a doubt.
The one thing I always have in my kitchen is a wooden spoon, in fact I have quite a big collection of them. Being wooden though I do find that they stain terribly and so I always buy reasonably cheap ones that feel and look good quality......who wants splinters and foreign bodies (unless they're Antonio Bandaras ones lol) in their food I say. This one I found a couple of months back in my local Wilkinsons store. The spoon measures in length 30cm so its quite long with a slim handle, all one piece of wood and with a not too deep spoon shape to the bottom of it, in fact that is rather shallow. Its made from light wood which is beech and has a slight wax polish to it to protect it from wearing too fast or getting too stained and is smooth.. This is suitable for hand washing though a far as I can see not suitable for dishawashing probably due to the waxy finish it has, obviously to keep it from staining. I use this spoon only for mixing and not for cooking as such with. I like to make cakes with it and things like that which means minimal staining for me however if you use this on dark mixtures it is going to get stained which is why I don't....it is wooden after all! This serves me very well indeed and is very worth the 37p I paid for it though I can see signs of wear now and the wax finish wearing thin which means I will soon have to replace it, not that I mind though for the 37p they cost and they do last a fair while! A kitchen must have in my opinion you can't beat stirring it with a wooden spoon! Only available from Wilkinsons or from wilkinsonsplus.com.
Wilkinsons does, undoubtedly, have a lot of bargains and a lot of rubbish. Most things are cheap and cheerful and if you're looking for a good bargain then you're likely to find something that will live up to that description. One item I bought from Wilkinsons about 3 months ago is the Wilko Mixing Spoon - which cost me a whopping £0.37!! In the past I have spent probably ten times this on a mixing spoon and so I thought it was worth trying this because even if it meant I had to replace them frequently, it still sounded like I could be quids in. The mixing spoon is essentially a wooden spoon and it looks like a typical wooden spoon that we all have in our kitchen drawers. The wood that is used is beech and so the spoon is a nice rich sandy colour. There is nothing specific about the design that sticks out really.....it's a wooden spoon - and I don't think there is a whole lot you can do to make a wooden spoon different from any other wooden spoon!! However, just for the sake of completeness, this spoon is 30 cms long and the handle part is a significant proportion of this, meaning that the handle is long enough for you to hold onto it without the risk of getting spat on if you're cooking something hot. The hub of the spoon is 8cm x 5cm which seems fairly standard. The spoon does do the job that it was designed to do.......mixing......and it can mix both hot and cold mixtures. I have found that because the wood is unvarnished or finished in any way that the wood has become stained over time (mostly from mixing sauces) and so the spoon hub has lost some of it's colouring. In addition to this, there are small cracks in the spoon - which are small, but are also potentially an infection risk because obviously you can't clean inside the cracks. At the moment these cracks are superficial and so I am still using the spoon, but I suspect I will need to replace it in the next few months. Overall, I would recommend this spoon because even if you need to replace it every six months then it's still very good value of money!
The mixing spoon is one of my most used kitchen utensils aside from pots and pans as I can find uses for it in many things. Before I started university I bought a lot of kitchen items from Wilkinsons as they were of low price and seemed to be of reasonable quality. I bought this wooden mixing spoon as it was quite cheap when I bought it and it was made of wood so I knew it should last. --- The Spoon --- The spoon is made of beach wood which gives it a nice light golden brown colour with a wood grain effect to the colouring. The spoon is 12 inches long and has a cylindrical handle which is 1cm in diameter, which makes it easy to handle. The actual spoon part is 8cm x 5cm in size. I find that the handle is big enough to hold and be comfortable to use over long periods without blisters occurring. The wood is smooth enough that it doesn't cause any splinters at all. The wood is quite firm, however it does flex a little bit with enough force applied. Being wooden, it means it can be used in many applications without damaging protective surfaces. The spoon is great when used with pans with non-stick coatings and the spoon does not damage the coating whereas a spoon made of another material may do. The good thing about being made of wood is that it can be used with boiling hot or freezing cold foodstuffs without affecting the food. When used with hot food, it doesn't transfer the heat very quickly which stops you from burning yourself. It is very easy to clean as it can be soaked in hot water to remove the toughest of stains. I usually give it a quick scrub with a sponge which seems to get the worst of the stains off it. --- The Verdict --- I can't fault this wooden spoon as it does exactly what I want it to do for a price that suits me very well. It has lasted me three years so far which is really good and I expect that it will last many more. I am going to give this 5/5 as it is well worth the low price and I would highly recommend that you have a look at the kitchenware in Wilkinsons. Thanks for reading. This review may also appear on my blog and on Ciao under the same username.