When you think of a spoon rest you usually picture the typical ceramic or porcelain spoon rest. We discovered unique ones with a new take on such an indispensable tool for your kitchen, the Utensil Rest by Tomorrow's Kitchen, and we're in love.
Manufactured in a cool green color, these utensil rests add a bit of playful funkiness to your kitchen. You don't get a holder for one utensil, you get one parking space for four utensils! It really does reduce the amount of space needed when you've got a number of pots going and don't want one spoon mixing with the others and inadvertently getting added to the pot. If you usually forego the spoon rest for the quicker and more straightforward napkin or paper towel option can we just say...that's so gauche! You're classy so look the part while cooking.
Furthermore, the juices or sauces that you're working with usually soak through the napkin or towel leaving a mess but no more with the Utensil Rest. In addition to the four slots, the wide, square bowl has a small lip around the edges that catches any drips. When the cooking is done, place your Utensil Rest in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
The silicone Utensil Rest measures approximately 5 1/2" square. Each slot measures 1/2" wide and approximately 1" deep, which is also wide and deep enough to keep most spring tongs in place. The rectangular bowl to catch any drips measures 3 1/4" by 5". The manufacturer even claims that it is non-slip, even on slick surfaces.
So needless to say, the Utensil Rest is very handy and makes cooking less messy. The main reason we started carrying them at Cork & Plate is because I wanted one for myself. Our original inventory of them sold out pretty quickly but don't worry, we have them back in stock!