New Gadget: Clip-on Spoon Rest

Would you use this spoon rest?

Would you use this spoon rest?

I like kitchen gadgets. I’ve tried to follow Alton Brown’s adage that kitchen tools need to have more than one purpose but am forced to admit that I own both a grapefruit keeper and a tomato saver (I’m a little obsessed by fruit and vegetable shaped serving items) and they serve little other purpose but to keep cut grapefruits and cut tomatoes in them. It is just hard for me to pass certain things by.

This winter I stopped by our local World Market to pick up some mini-cheese graters as gifts and found this clip on spoon rest to be irresistible. There are already three ceramic spoon rests that rotate through our kitchen stove top, but this one seemed clever. Resting on the side of the pot, the spoon handle rests inside holding the dripping spoon over the pot. After testing it out a few times, its uses and limitations are clear.

Here it is in action!

Here it is in action!

  • Many dishes that require stirring, also require you to leave the lid on the pot in between stirs so you will still need an external spoon rest for those.
  • Wooden spoons tend to absorb steam if left over the pot for a long time, which may shorten their lifespan.
  • Metal spoons are going to absorb some heat from the steam, not the most practical spot for them to rest.
  • Probably best for silicone or heat proof plastic spoons/spatulas, though its designed for any spoon.
  • Fits a variety of sizes of spoon.

What gadgets are you finding useful? Which ones not so much? Feel free to post your comments below.


About Tasty Mayhem

Love to eat, cook, write. Try to think of witty things to say about the world but my thoughts are consumed by food. Mostly.
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4 Responses to New Gadget: Clip-on Spoon Rest

  1. Jill says:

    I have one of these and always forget to use it. I like it though – gotta pull it out and put it in plain sight. I have an oil mister and really like it – no more Pam spray.


  2. Tasty Mayhem says:

    Same problem here, Jill. I have it clipped to the side of the jar of spoon holders, but it remains there and never makes it over to the pot.


  3. What a nifty looking gadget!


    • Tasty Mayhem says:

      I’m pretty proud of my self tonight for clipping it on to the side of the saute pan. worked great there. More pictures in a later post where it gets used along with another new item. 🙂


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