A spoon is a utensil consisting of a small shallow bowl, oval or round, at the end of a handle. A type of cutlery, especially as part of a place setting, it is used primarily for serving. Spoons are also used in food preparation to measure, mix, stir and toss ingredients. Present day spoons are made from metal, wood, porcelain or plastic. Spoons are used primarily for eating liquid or semi-liquid foods, such as soup, stew or ice cream, and very small or powdery solid items which cannot be easily lifted with a fork, such as rice, sugar, cereals and green peas. In Southeast Asia, spoons are the primary utensil used for eating; forks are used to push foods such as rice onto the spoon as well as their western usage for piercing the food. Spoons are also widely used in cooking and serving. In baking, the batter is usually thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon; a mixture of such consistency is sometimes called "drop batter”. Rolled dough dropped from a spoon to a cookie sheet can be made into rock cakes and other cookies, while johnnycake may be prepared by dropping spoonfuls of cornmeal onto a hot greased griddle.

A spoon is similarly useful in processing jelly, sugar, and syrup. A test sample of jelly taken from a boiling mass may be allowed to slip from a spoon in a sheet, in a step called "sheeting". At the "crack" stage, syrup from boiling sugar may be dropped from a spoon, causing it to break with a snap when chilled. When boiled to 240 °F. and poured from a spoon, sugar forms a filament, or "thread". Hot syrup is said to "pearl" when it forms such a long thread without breaking when dropped from a spoon.

Used for stirring, a spoon is passed through a substance with a continued circular movement for the purpose of mixing, blending, dissolving, cooling, or preventing sticking of the ingredients. Mixed drinks may be "muddled" by working a spoon to crush and mix ingredients such as mint and sugar on the bottom of a glass or mixer. Spoons are employed for mixing certain kinds of powder into water to make a sweet or nutritious drink. A spoon may also be employed to toss ingredients by mixing them lightly until they are well coated with dressing.

Spoons can also be used as a musical instrument.

Spoon Types

  • Bouillon Spoons. Delicate bouillon spoons are ideal for serving broth-based soups.
  • Cocktail Spoons. Cocktail spoons are ideal for use with small appetizers and desserts.
  • Demitasse Spoons. Provide guests with demitasse spoons to stir espresso and cappuccino.
  • Dessert Spoons. Provide patrons with dessert spoons after they've finished their entrees.
  • Dinner Spoons. Dinner spoons are perfect for eating pasta, side dishes, and more.
  • European Spoons. Affordable european spoons offer an upscale look and feel at your table.
  • Grapefruit Spoons. Provide patrons with grapefruit spoons for enjoying their favorite citrus.
  • Iced Tea Spoons. These spoons have long handles, so they're perfect for stirring iced tea.
  • Sauce Spoons. These spoons allow guests to eat sauces without having to lift their plate.
  • Serving Spoons. These large spoons are designed to serve appetizers, salad, and sides.
  • Soup Spoons. These versatile and durable spoons can be used with any style of soup.
  • Teaspoons. All-purpose teaspoons are the perfect addition to any establishment.

Where to buy spoons?

You can search on the Internet and find the nearest store around you or shop online.

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