Copper Scoop or Ladle or Spoon? AKA The Alice Waters Egg Spoon

Copper Scoop or Ladle or Spoon

Yes, that is a very long title for a blog post but I have a lot to say. First that this post brings me nothing but emotional and physical pain. Why you ask? Because my gallbladder hates me and I can’t eat eggs anymore. But that doesn’t mean I can’t talk about them.

So about 10 years ago there was a lot of hoopla about Alice Waters and her amazing new method of cooking an egg in a spoon over an open fire. She says this about it:

“I liked that feeling of watching it and holding it,” Ms. Waters said in a recent interview. “It’s not like cooking it in a pan. You just feel like you’re really in charge of it. It’s so elemental. It’s really primitive, in a way.”

You can read more at the NY Times article. And yes, she has a preferred spoon it seems. It’s the Rome’s 1024 Family Campfire Cast Iron Skillet with Steel and Wood Handle, 6-Inch from Amazon.

But to be honest, what got us digging around about metal spoons, ladles or scoops (use what name you prefer) was these copper ones pictured above. But first we did some research and whether frying in copper was ok. According to this article from

“And while we have you, a rumor we’d like to dispel: Copper is 100% safe to cook in, so long as it is lined with another, non-reactive metal (and most copper cookware is). Most commonly, you’ll find linings made of nickel, tin, or stainless steel.”

So we like these copper spoons that come as a set of four:

Small: 7. 5″L x 1. 5″W & . 5″ deep / Handle 6″ long
Medium: 9. 5″L x 2″W & . 75″ deep / Handle 7. 25″ long
Large: 10. 5″L x 2. 5″W & . 75″ deep / Handle 8″ long

And that way you aren’t just cooking eggs but can use it for all sorts of things.

Creative Co-op Copper Hammer Textured Scoops & Smooth Handles (Set of 4 Sizes in Drawstring Bag) Ladles from Amazon


Babish has a Tiny Whisk

Babish has a Tiny Whisk and he’s proud of it. We’ve talked about Babish and his Tiny Whisk before here at The Cutlery Review. And now he’s talking about it again with NYT Cooking in the video “10 Things Binging With Babish Can’t Cook Without” which is shown above. He starts talking about his Tiny Whisk at the 3:25 mark if you want to jump ahead. He also shows off his famous “Tiny Whisk Tattoo”!

We noticed he has a full set of whisks, he doesn’t discriminate. After looking all over at all types of whisks we feel this is the best match to his set. These are the HONBAY Mini Wire Kitchen Whisks.

Tony whisk

HONBAY Mini Wire Kitchen Whisks-Each of 2PCS 5 Inches and 7 Inches from Amazon

But if you aren’t buying your whisks for Babish Cosplay (we know you are out there) and want something more kitchen worthy, we would suggest going with the DRAGONN Set of 3 Stainless Steel Whisks with Silicone handles as they are a little more serious.

DRAGONN Set of 3 Stainless Steel Silicone handles. Milk & Egg Beater Balloon Metal Blending, Beating and Stirring. Whisk from Amazon


Best Measuring Spoon Set

Cuisipro Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon Set

It’s that time of year to start your holiday baking! And what baking and most cooking really needs is a really good set of measuring spoons. Now, we are big fans of America’s Test Kitchen and they recently declared that the Cuisipro Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon Set was their favorite.

This is a set of 5 Spoons: 1/8, ¼, ½, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp. Or for the metric folks out there: 0.625, 1.25, 2.5, 5 ml. Made of stainless steel that is dishwasher safe.

They have curved handles allow the spoons to sit securely on the counter without tipping over and a narrow spoon design that allows them to fit nicely into spice jars.

The measurements are permanently stamped on the spoon handles and they all nest for storage and attach to a removable loop!

Cuisipro Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon Set from Amazon


OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Carving Fork for Turkey!

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Carving Fork

It’s that time of year to carve up the bird. And you really do need a good fork to do that. Now Chef’s forks just don’t seem to have the sharp pointed tip and curve that the classic American carving fork has. And that you need!

And the OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Carving Fork is probably your best bet for being that carving and serving fork for this year’s turkey or baked tofu.

This fork is made of dishwasher safe stainless steel with a soft, comfortable, non-slip grip, even when wet. Those two sharp tines on the fork spear and hold the food firmly while carving and then with the curve allow for the serving of your sliced delight.

This is classic American cutlery, not those silly french cooking forks!

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Carving Fork from Amazon