It's so easy to get your kitchen surfaces dirty when cooking, but with a few handy tools and tricks, such as spoon rests, you can strive to keep your kitchen a little bit cleaner. Having a spoon rest next to your hob will mean you can have a place to put messy spoons, knifes, spatulas and other utensils when you've been using them to cook with but you don't want to wash them up yet. It's always tempting to leave your spoon in the pan when you're not stirring it, but with wood and plastic you could burn them and with metal it will heat up quickly and become unbearable to hold. It's much safer to take the spoon out and place it on the side, and with a spoon rest you'll have a place for them.
Spoon rests are often in the shape of large spoons, so that an actual spoon can naturally rest on top, while other designs abandon the spoon shape and simply incorporate dishes to collect the mess from your utensils. From contemporary shapes and spoon stands to animal designs and novelty spoon rests, there are all sorts of options. Ceramic spoon rests are the traditional choice, so go for one if you have a country kitchen or classically styled interiors. Stainless steel, glass and melamine spoon rests are less traditional and so will suit kitchens and accessories that are more modern. Add a bit of rustic charm to your countertops with a wooden spoon rest if you've gone for a more industrial style in your kitchen. Whatever style you're after, take a look online at the spoon rests available to see if there's one that will fit in with your kitchen.