Wooden Spoons Come in Many Different Shapes
Some wooden spoons are not even spoons. I have a wooden "fork", which is suitable for a quick job when making pasta sauce and can also scrape into corners. You can get a wooden shovel that is small and big. Ideal for when you need to shave a pan. Some wooden spoons have a sloping flat bottom to help get into the corner. Some have an oval deep bowl, and some are flat. Indeed, in the "past days", they made wooden spoons better. Your great-grandmother may still have a wooden spoon purchased 40 years ago, and you are constantly breaking and replacing yours (they are cheap). Of course, that old wooden spoon may have a lot of unpleasant smells.