I was so excited when I saw this at Walmart that I knew I had to blog about it. I've been carefully using a stainless steel ladle with my LeCreuset pot, but according to the instructions that came with it, I'm not supposed to use any metal utensils because they can damage the enamel and void the lifetime warranty. So I was thrilled to see this beautiful wooden ladle by Paula Deen. It's a bit awkward to use. I think the the proportions of the handle and bowl part of the ladle (I'm sure there's a technical term for it) are a bit off. But it's beautiful and won't harm my pot.