We've mentioned how much we love our wooden spoons - sometimes the simplest kitchen utensils are the best. Here's a slight riff on the basic wooden spoon, with one potentially helpful modification...
They have a built-in spoon rest!
There's an elevated lip on the handle of the spoon and other utensils in this line to keep them raised off the counter. Of course, this won't help you much if you have drippy soup all over the spoon, but it will keep some of the mess off the counter when you lay down the utensil.
The set is made from 100% organically grown bamboo, and it includes six 12" utensils: round spoon, regular spoon, spatula, rounded spatula, slotted spoon, and risotto spoon.
• Give It A Rest Utensils, $24 at re:modern
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