Cloud Spoon Rest, $11 from JD Wolfe Pottery

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.

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