I have recently tried to switch to wooden spoons and it hasn't been an entirely successful attempt. First of all, I have to say that I don't love the way they feel. Maybe the ones I have need a little more mineral oil. The other problem I've had is getting them clean. I know you aren't supposed to soak them, but I have a real battle going with the remains of a thick potato soup that doesn't want to leave my spoons. Am I completely nuts or does anyone else have these problems? Do most of you use wooden cooking utensils or other?