The Ridiculously Multifunctional $13 Tool You’ll Wonder How You Lived Without

published Sep 20, 2021
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Who doesn’t love a good kitchen hack? Something that makes the cooking process a little cleaner, easier or more convenient? All of that, please! So when a product promises all three in one little gadget, it’s worth a look. Behold: Spoon Buddy! An innovative suction spoon rest that keeps your workspace clean and also happens to double as a jar opener and serving dish. This little multitasker is so simple, yet so effective, we’re starting to wonder where it’s been all our lives. 

Like other spoon rests, the Spoon Buddy keeps that messy vodka sauce off your counter or stovetop in between stirs. What makes it ingenious is the suction cup bottom that allows you to attach it to any smooth, non-porous surface to hold it steady. Stick it on the counter and the spoon won’t tip over. Better yet, stick it right onto the pot handle and save that space for prep! As one enthusiastic Amazon reviewer wrote, “Pleasantly surprised! This sticks! It stayed stuck in place until I removed it for the holidays.” The silicone is heat resistant up to 250 degrees, ideal for most pots, pans and stirring tools. Wooden spoon, silicone spoonula, metal ladle — the catch tab means you aren’t required to use one particular utensil.

What’s more annoying than a messy counter while cooking? Struggling to open that jar of pepperoncini in the middle of pot roast recipe with slippery hands. Turn the Spoon Buddy over and you’ve got a jar lid opener to do the work for you. Then flip it back over and you’ve got a handy half-cup at your service. Need to reserve pasta water to finish your orecchiette dish? Or how about that sauce to serve tableside? Stop rummaging to find that gravy boat. Your serving dish is right in front of you.

Let’s recap. Cleaner counters, jars successfully opened, sauce served without a mess. What’s left? An easy cleanup! The Spoon Buddy is dishwasher-safe, as if we needed one more reason to love this little gadget. So, if you’re all about a good multitasker, do yourself a favor. Check out the Spoon Buddy, because you’re about to hack your way to a much smoother cooking experience.

Buy: Spoon Buddy, $12.99