11 Stylish Spoon Rests for Your Countertop

Minimize the mess with these cute countertop accoutrements.

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For the seasoned home chef, dishes made from memory require a lot of taste-testing — how else will you know if you need to add a pinch more of this or that? Enlist the help of one of these 11 chic spoon rests to keep a utensil handy for tasting, stirring, or sautéing — and keep those countertops clean while you're at it!

10-Inch Spoon Rest by Le Creuset

$35 BUY NOW

This simple yet durable spoon rest from Le Creuset is made from super solid stoneware that absorbs moisture to prevent cracking and warping — perfect for withstanding the daily wear and tear of a busy home cook. 

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Sauced-Up Spoon Rest by Fred & Friends

$22 BUY NOW

Ideal as a housewarming or holiday gift for the home cook or pasta lover, this delightfully kitschy ravioli-shaped spoon rest actually looks better when it's splattered with marinara. Spills welcome!

Lustrous Horn Spoon Rest

$38 BUY NOW

Add a rustic and natural aesthetic to your kitchen with this lustrous spoon rest crafted from authentic horn. When not in use, this gorgeous piece could double as a mini modern art sculpture.

Kitty Spoon Rest by Tricoastal Design

$27 BUY NOW

This adorable ceramic cat-inspired spoon rest is a purr-fect gift for any feline lover. We think this piece is truly the cat's meow of kitchen countertop decor. 

Oggi Stainless Steel Spoon Rest

$9 BUY NOW

Amazon's best-selling spoon rest not only is a bargain, but its sloped, stainless steel shape looks modern and sleek, especially in the kitchen, peppered with other chrome-finished accents.

West Elm Utility Kitchen Spoon Rest

$6 BUY NOW

Not designated for holding tea bags or trinkets (though we suppose we can't stop you from using it for those purposes), this petite stoneware dish features a small lip to nestle a long-handled spoon until it's ready for use.

World Market Mason Jar Ceramic Spoon Rest

$6 BUY NOW

Adding just a dash of country charm, this inexpensive Mason-jar-shaped dish is perfect for keeping a stirring spoon ready as the crockpot simmers away.

Fish's Eddy Rest in Grease Spoon Rest

$18 BUY NOW

It's a messy job, but some utensil in the drawer has to do it. Rest your sauce-covered spoon on this snarky ceramic plate to keep the mood lighthearted, even in the midst of a grueling cooking marathon.

Umbra Twofold Spoon Rest

$10 BUY NOW

Too many cooks in the kitchen? This dual-dish design helps keep your surfaces clean by providing a foldable spoon-resting space for those occasions that necessitate multiple tasters.

Art et Manufacture Shell Spoon Rest

$26 BUY NOW

We love the coastal-cottage look of this shell-shaped spoon rest — whether you're whipping up a bisque or a scampi, your ladle, tongs, or spoon has a sophisticated spot to stay anchored.

Crate & Barrel Kitchen Essentials Spoon Rest

$10 BUY NOW

Create a colorful buffer against saucy drips with this earthenware spoon rest — its punchy illustrations add a playful look to the contemporary kitchen space.