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I don’t know about you, but when I’m cooking, my kitchen looks anything but tidy. My counters are covered in food and splatters, and my stove looks like it lost a battle with the bottle of olive oil. This state of chaos is exactly why I like to write about clever kitchen organizers, especially great counter organization products that can help tame the mess. As it turns out, spoon rests are one of the simplest ways to maintain order, as they provide a perfect spot to lay your saucy, dirty utensils. While we’ve already rounded up our top spice racks that will save you time searching for seasonings, as well as the best drawer organizers to make finding your spatula or garlic press easier, these utensil rests are going to be the new unsung heroes of your kitchen.
Here, I’ve rounded up some of the best spoon rests (in our expert opinions at Kitchn), many of which do much more than what their name suggests. Some of these picks can hold a pot lid, too, while others will add unexpected style to your space. Regardless of which is best for your kitchen, we’re positive that these amazing spoon rests will save you (and your counters) a lot of headache the next time you whip up a delicious tomato sauce.