Remodelista called the egg cooking instrument an “object of desire” and gushed over the spoon’s craftsmanship. Alice Waters’ daughter explained the spoon sparked fond memories of her childhood, remarking in an interview, “Doing something in a slightly slower, even sometimes less efficient way, is actually really pleasurable.” A Vogue writer tried using the spoon on her stove and caved, admitting the handle was perfectly balanced, the weight of the spoon was enjoyable to hold, and the resulting egg was, indeed, a delicious result.
Listed for $310 on Permanent Collection, the online store managed by Waters’ daughter, purchases of the hand-forged egg spoons support Waters’ nonprofit The Edible Schoolyard Project, an initiative focused on bringing gardens to public schools and providing nutrition education to students. MasterClass, too, insists the spoon is a worthy purchase for those wanting their eggs to have an added smoky flavor.
With so many kitchen gadgets out there, we’ll leave it to you to decide what is essential for your kitchen.