This New $32 Le Creuset Find Will Keep Your Counters Spotless in the Most Beautiful Way
Typically, people who have big kitchens don’t experience nearly as many of the same cooking-related problems as people with small ones. I mean, can you imagine how many of your daily inconveniences could be solved with a little extra counter space? However, there are some annoyances both camps struggle with that an abundance of surface area simply cannot alleviate. For instance, cooking utensils. (I’m not talking about finding the right ones — we have plenty of suggestions for that.) The issue is what to do with your spatula or stirring spoon when you’re not using it, but aren’t quite ready to toss it in the dishwasher. You don’t want to keep it in the boiling pot, and the ledge around your sink is crowded with other dirty items. You can probably see where this is going. The answer, of course, is a spoon rest, and we just found the cutest one ever at Le Creuset.
We know $32 is a bit of a splurge for a small kitchen accessory — even one from Le Creuset — but keep in mind that this sturdy stoneware piece will add a pop of springtime warmth into your kitchen and will probably outlast you. Morbidity aside, the new flower spoon rest is completely chip-, scratch-, and stain-proof, so don’t even worry about rinsing off your marinara-coated spoon before placing it on top. This quality is also great because when you’re making multiple dishes at once, you often don’t have the time to rinse cooking tools off in-between uses. On the other hand, you don’t want to dirty your counter tops. This product totally eliminates that hassle and also prevents utensils from sliding or falling over. You’ll also find that its glazed surface is nonstick and dishwasher-safe, making cleanups that much simpler.
Now that we’ve gotten the practicalities out of the way, we can focus on how stunning this spoon rest is: Its daisy-like shape will bring a breath of fresh spring air to your kitchen. You also have six cheery color options to choose from, including shell pink, nectar, and white. The spoon rest is honestly pretty enough to keep on display even when you’re not cooking — you might even use it to hold jewelry or hand soap! And, while you shop, you’ll also want to make sure to check out the rest of Le Creuset’s new spring collection, which includes other eye-pleasing pieces, such as an herb planter, petal vase, and mini cocotte with the same flower design on its lid. It’s the perfect way to welcome the new season.
Buy: Flower Spoon Rest, $32