This is the third in our “Different Types of Spoons” series and next up is required flatware for any table, the classic “Soup Spoon”.
“A soup spoon is a type of spoon with a large or rounded bowl, used for consuming soup. The term can either refer to the British soup spoon or the Chinese spoon. Round bowled soup spoons were a Victorian invention. Sets of silverware made prior to about 1900 do not have round soup spoons; a tablespoon was used (and still is in some British houses where the silver predates 1900).” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soup_spoon
Let’s be nice and sparkling clear here, we are talking Soup Spoon for putting soup or other food stuffs into your mouth. Not a “Ladle” which is used for serving said soup. Big difference as one is small for the mouth and one is large for the pot. Clear? Cool.
So let’s talk about some cool cutlery, the Hiware Soup Spoons as pictured above. These are a nice design as inspired by the classic Chinese soup spoon. But no plastic here, these spoons are made of dishwasher safe 18/8 stainless steel. And they are hefty with a wide spoon head and thick shaft. This set of six spoons are great for soup, dips, cereal, stews, chicken / udon noodle, chinese won ton, shrimp ramen and anything liquidy.
This is the second in our “Different Types of Spoons” series and we are going to continue with the home cook mainstay the “Serving Spoon”.
The Serving Spoon – Serving spoons are utensils used to remove food from a main dish to individual plates. It is usually easy for a person to identify a serving spoon, because this type of utensil is much larger than a spoon used for eating.
These Serving Spoons from AOOSY are really a great deal. And it’s always a good idea to buy a set of Serving Spoons for the table for each dish. And even MORE important is having a good Slotted Spoon for those foods with excess liquid that you want to drain away and not slop onto the plate. Oh! And for removing canned fruits from sugar syrup, vegetables, ice cubes from drinks, and foods from sauces. This is can-do cutlery!
The AOOSY Serving Spoons set includes 3 Buffet Slotted Spoons and 3 Serving Spoons. They are 8.66 inches long and made of dishwasher safe 18/10 stainless steel.
This is the first in our “Different Types of Spoons” series and when are going to start with the mainstay and classic “Dinner Spoon”.
The Dinner Spoon (or Table Spoon) − It has elongated round cup. It is used to eat main course food items. It can pick up just the right amount of rice, stew, or curry. It is always paired with a fork (with four tines) of the same length or a dessert knife.
And our pick here at The Cutlery Review for a fine flatware Dinner Spoon are the Hiware Dinner Spoons. This set of 12 is made of food grade stainless steel with a mirror polish. They are dishwasher safe and 7.3 inches long.
People really seem to love these spoons and they are a great price.
There is a spoon for every situation and situation for every spoon. That’s a saying right? OK, it is now. Flatware never fails to find a way. How about that one? Cutlery can do it? No, ok, we give up.
But there are different spoons for different needs and the fine folks at Architectural Digest wrote this amazing article about nine different types of spoon and what they are used for. I’m sure there is more than nine, I counted 14 in my spoon box. But this is a great start.
They discuss the following spoons:
Iced Beverage Spoon
Amuse Bouche Spoon
Bar or Cocktail Spoon
So over the next nine posts here at The Cutlery Review we will be picking our favorite of each of these types of spoons. Come on back and learn more!