Spoon rests are a slightly controversial kitchen tool: some cooks love 'em, while others think they're a waste of space. For my part, I think they're handy, and it beats getting drips all over my stove and countertop. Most spoon rests are affordable, too; you can find handmade ceramic or stoneware rests for around $10. Here are 10 we like, from simple wood and white versions to one with a whimsical cloud shape.
(Image credits: JD Wolfe Pottery; Canvas; Pigeon Toe Ceramics; Anthropologie; Muds Evolution Pottery; The Cupcake Kid; Crate & Barrel; Alessi; Mudamorphosis)