Implements do not have to be pretty. In fact, sometimes the ugliest ones (like my trusty 'Smashball' paddle) work best - and certainly good, sturdy craftsmanship is most important. However, one does like to add a bit of flair now and then...
I am currently obsessed with Jonathan's Spoons - here's why:
I would feel somewhat guilty about dipping one of these spoons into a pan of sauce, but would have no such reservations about using them on a recalcitrant bottom. And take a look at that wooden whisk!
While 'on' bottoms:
In my (totally biased and 100% voyeuristic) opinion, all boys should own at least one pair of these:
...spotty body hair removal and 'compensation abs' not required.