A spoon rest is a piece of kitchenware that serves as a place to lay spoons and other cooking utensils. Use the spoon rest to prevent cooking fluids from getting onto countertops. Also it keeps the spoon from touching any contaminants that might be on the counter. The Oggi 7635 Spooner Stainless Steel Spoon Rest fits just about any size spoon while taking up little room on your counter. Place the spoon rest on or next to the stove (not on a burner) to hold messy spoons and whisks after stirring a pot. Also, the spoon rest makes it easy for chefs to set utensils aside without worrying about stains and drips. The Oggi 7635 Spooner Stainless Steel Spoon Rest is dishwasher safe. Providing a place for your spoons to rest makes for a pleasant cooking experience.