This is the sixth in our “Different Types of Spoons” series and next up is the Salad Spoon. To quote the Simpsons: “You don’t make friends with salad!”. Hmmm…that really doesn’t make sense here now does it?
Salad spoon (plural salad spoons)
A large and long-handled spoon for stirring and mixing salads, made of wood or other material not affected by vinegar. – https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/salad_spoon
Let’s break that definition down. It need to be large, long and not affected by vinegar. So no metals please. Wood is the right choice here. And besides metal makes to much noise. No one wants loud cutlery.
The AIDEA Salad Spoon set seems to be the right choice here. This 12 inch (that’s long and long) and wooden (vinegar safe) spoon set ticks all the boxes. Made of 100% hard acacia wood that is vinegar safe but NOT dishwasher, microwave, freezer or oven safe! Scrub the spoon down and then give a light coating of cooking oil to keep the wood in good condition and they should last for a long time.
AIDEA Salad Spoon and Fork Serving Utensils from Amazon
This is the fifth in our “Different Types of Spoons” series and today we are examining the Demitasse Spoon.
A Demitasse is a very small cup of coffee. And therefore it requires a very small spoon. This is why it is also known at the “Espresso Spoon”. We are talking serious coffee cutlery here.
A demitasse spoon is a diminutive spoon, smaller than a teaspoon.
It is traditionally used for coffee drinks in specialty cups and for spooning cappuccino froth.
It is also used as a baby spoon, and in some surgical procedures.
Wait, what !? Surgical procedures? “A demitasse spoon is useful instrument to retain and protect the peritoneum during suturing.”. OK, you can go further down that rabbit hole on your own, we’ve read enough on that. Let’s just focus on the spoon for coffee.
The IMEEA Demitasse Spoon pictured above is just the thing. We like the unique design because it’s so well suited for other things like scooping maccha tea powder, spices, desert or sugar or whatever. Made of dishwasher safe brushed SUS304 stainless steel and measuring at 5.9 inches or 15cm in length this tiny spoon fits your tiny cup. The IMEEA Demitasse Spoons come in a set of four.
IMEEA Demitasse Spoons Espresso Spoon from Amazon
This is the fourth in our “Different Types of Spoons” series and today we look at flatware for tasty treats and more, the “Iced Beverage Spoon” which in the USA is known as the “Iced Tea Spoon”.
An iced tea spoon, also called a soda spoon or a latte spoon, is a thin spoon with a very long handle. It is used primarily in the United States, for stirring sugar or other sweeteners into iced tea, which is traditionally served in a tall glass. This is why the spoon has a very long handle.
Originally known as a parfait spoon, it is also commonly used for eating ice cream, especially floats and sundaes. As these desserts are usually served in tall glasses, regular teaspoons or dessert spoons become inconvenient choices due to their limited reach. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iced_tea_spoon
This is a versatile spoon that can also be used as ice cream spoons, ice teaspoons, coffee mixing spoons, cocktail stirring spoons and for eating rice. Yup, rice. Let’s talk about that…
Look, we have to admit that here at The Cutlery Review we prefer the Sutgarak (숟가락) aka the Long Handled Korean Spoon. Especially when they are made of wood because they don’t make such a racket like when a metal spoon is clanked around the inside of a glass. Our set of ADLORYEA Wood Handled Spoons get used a lot! You can find them here: ADLORYEA Wooden Long Handle Spoon from Amazon.
But if you want the classic metal Ice Tea Spoon then look no further than the Dealight Iced Beverage Spoon as pictured above. This set of six spoons measure about 9 inches in length and are made of dishwasher safe high-class 18/10 (304) stainless steel.
DEALIGHT Long Handle 9-inch Ice Tea Spoon from Amazon
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.
Hiware Soup Spoons, Set of 6 from Amazon