I purchased my plastic slotted spoon at the same place I purchase my tongs but they
are available in all the catalogs and Wall Mart type stores. This is an item you
don't have to spend a lot of money on but will get a lot of use out of.
Although I prefer my wooden cooking utensils more than my plastic utensils, there
are lots of time the plastic cooking utensils come in handy. There are some great
brands on the market including oxo utensils that are designed to fit better in your
My advise is to put them in your hand and get a feel. See if they are comfortable.
I own three or four vegetable peelers but only one of them really feels right. I
am so much more productive with that peeler than any of the others. I just hope
I never loose it.
One of the most important tools you can have in your kitchen is a wooden spoon.
And I recommend you have more than one. Why a wooden spoon?
a wooden spoon in your hand. I'm sure there are scientific reasons wooden spoons
are still popular with professional chefs, but for me it's all how they feel.
I have a friend who is a professional chef and he uses the same spoon every time
he makes his tomato sauce. He tells me the flavors become part of the spoon and
add to the taste of his sauce.