Which spoon to use and when to use it: a complete guide to the 7 types of cutlery

By Jurassic JennApr 7, 2024 16:00 PMPersonal Development
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It seems that nothing could be simpler than a spoon. And it's unlikely that anyone would have any problems using it. After all, even small children know how to use a spoon.

"And here," writes SSPDaily, "you are seriously mistaken, as there are several types of spoons, and each of them has its own functional purpose.

Not sure what kind of spoon you need? We've compiled a list of the 7 most popular types of these cutlery items and told you why you need them and how to use them correctly.

Tablespoon

We use a tablespoon most often when we eat everyday food. Its surface area is larger than that of a teaspoon, so it is ideal for this purpose. Sometimes tablespoons are also used as serving spoons.

Teaspoon

The next most commonly used utensil is a teaspoon. Unlike a tablespoon, it is much smaller in size, with a smaller surface area. It is mainly used to add sugar, coffee, or cream to drinks. Teaspoons are also used to serve some condiments.

Soup spoon

As the name suggests, this spoon is designed specifically for eating soup. It has a rounded bowl at the end, which makes it ideal for liquid foods. The handles of the soup spoon are also quite thick, which provides a more secure grip.

Soup spoons come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so you can choose the one that meets your requirements.

Salad spoon

There is also a separate type of spoon for salads. These spoons are usually wooden with wide handles and can be used for mixing ingredients and serving. If you like to prepare salads at home, then buying such a spoon is a great idea.

Serving spoon

A serving spoon is designed for serving food. It has a deeper bowl at the end and long handles. This makes it ideal for scooping up large amounts of food at a time.

Dessert spoon

For desserts, you should use a dessert spoon. It is larger than a teaspoon and smaller than a tablespoon. It has a rather long handle and an oval or square base at the end, rather than a round one, so that you can scoop up a certain portion of the dessert.

Bar spoon

A bar spoon is an indispensable tool for making cocktails. It has a long, spiral handle that allows you to reach the bottom of tall glasses and jugs and mix ingredients well. And if you like to make cocktails, you should definitely get such a spoon for your home bar.

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