Home Better Life What the hole in the end of a pot really does So versatile. - by Better Homes and Gardens 03 Jul 2017 Getty Images While slaving over a hot stove, it's hard to know where to put your wooden spoon down. Regardless of whether you place it on a plate or the bench, something is going to get dirty. Thankfully, the hole in the handle isn't just for hanging your pot. Pinterest That's right, the hole is also perfect for resting your spatula or wooden spoon at an angle so that the contents can drip back into the pot. We only wish we knew this sooner!