Almost on a daily basis new kitchen gadgets and tools are introduced, for the most part they are given a cursory glance and we move on.
However, once in a while something comes along that really changes things and really does make your life easier.
Last Christmas my brother who fancies himself around a stove, so he looks out for this stuff gave me a stocking stuffer which I can honestly say I have used everyday since. It is an ingenious elevated spatula spoon from a U.K. company named Joseph Joseph.
What's the big deal you ask? Well this simple "spoon" really combines a number of uses. It is made of silicone so it can stand very high temperatures (270C/520F), you can use it like a regular spoon, but when it comes to scraping the bowl or pan its' spatula-ness (I made that word up) kicks in, to guarantee you get every single morsel of goodness from your container. Finally this marvel has a weighted handle so the head is always raised off your work surface to keep things clean, very cool.
One more point, these spoons come in a variety of sizes and colours so it easy to differentiate your sweet and savoury spoons.
Check your local kitchen supplier or the Joseph Joseph website.