I found myself in Paramus, NJ's, Chef Central the other day. Chef Central is a local, pricy store, but it's convenient, and they have some nice stuff. ANYway I noticed Rachel Ray's line of pumpkin-colored cookware. It catches the eye so I took a look. Immediately I noticed that wooden spoon that she pimps on her show (which show, I don't know...I do watch all of them). It's the spoon with the little notch in it that keeps it attached to your pot, as seen in the picture above. I thought it was a nifty idea I guess. And then I turned it over to look at the price.
I checked all of the spoons: that's not a typo. I'll type the price here again for those who don't believe pictures: $24.99.
The kicker is that it doesn't even say "Rachel Ray" on it. I mean, I can understand how they could charge a premium for a spoon if a food celebrity's name is on it, or, if it was filled with heroin. But that's not the case here.
I picked it up to see if I could lay it across the pot, as I do with my 99 cent wooden spoons. It works that way too!! No surprise there I suppose.
You can get your own "Lazy Spoon" at a variety of online stores, or from the manufacturer itself (for only 24 dollars). They also have the incredible "Lazy Ladle" for 40 bucks.
It is quite an attractive spoon. But, I think I'll stick to my 99 cent wood spoons.