Made of durable hardwood, this 6 inch long dipper features grooves on the bulb to hold and retain the honey tominimize dripping. To use, submerge the bulb into a honey pot or jar, pull out and slowly twist to keep honey secured,then stop twisting when you're ready to drip! Much easier and results in less sticky mess than using a spoon. The honeydipper will fit in most honey pots that feature a built-in notch for holding. Handwash only.