I realized this weekend how much I love this one skinny little tool in my kitchen! I spin my little Pampered Chef utensil holder around in circles looking for this item all the time. I use it to check muffins, cakes, breads and brownies repeatedly. Toothpicks work, but they are so short. You can get one of these very cheaply and they are such a help. This one was my grandmothers. Makes me think of all the yummy dishes she prepared and shared every time I use it! Don't have one? Ask for one for Mother's Day.