This utensil is made from hard maple. Hard maple is a great wood for utensils because it is very durable, with a smooth, fine grain. The handles are contoured to fit comfortably in the hand and all surfaces are finely sanded. All Dickenson Woodworking utensils are safe to use on non-stick, stainless, and cast iron pans.
The holes are very useful for draining pasta, veggies, etc.