Whether stirring up one of the French mother sauces—bechamel or hollandaise, for example—to top savory dishes or preparing a rich caramel for dessert, having all the right tools to prepare a sauce makes the job much easier. Besides the right pan, you also need the right spoon to stir and serve without requiring a switch between multiple utensils. A well-designed sauce spoon is the answer.
Proportioned to do all of the above, a sauce spoon usually has a handle long enough to reach into pots and pans without singeing your fingertips and comfortable enough to hold while you work. The well of its head is likewise roomy enough to manipulate a meaningful amount of velvety sauce while remaining slender enough to maneuver and pour it over food—with control.
While many may look the same at first glance, they can often perform quite differently. The tiniest details matter. So, to help guide you through, we’ve rounded up our four favorite models available on Amazon.
1. JB Prince Gray Kunz Sauce Spoon
JB Prince’s sauce spoon wins our praises for its brilliant simplicity. Measuring a total of 11.5 inches, this model has a gently sloped 8-inch handle for ease of handling and ample leverage for working with the richest sauces. The extra-large proportions of its well make this option ideal for pouring a meaningful amount of sauce over a completed dish.
2. IMEEA Sauce Drizzle Spoon
Ever wanted to pour chocolate sauce over a slice of cake or ice cream with perfect control? IMEEA’s drizzle spoon is made from hefty, mirror-polished stainless steel with a unique head featuring a nimble spout. Though it is still capable of stirring, its strength really lies in its ability to serve and complete a dish. What it lacks in versatility, it certainly makes up for in style.
3. Mercer Culinary Plating Spoon
Mercer Culinary’s plating spoon is expert at what its name suggests: putting the finishing touches on a completed plate of food. Measuring 9 inches in length, it is crafted from durable stainless steel but sports contrasting textures: the head is elegantly mirror-polished while the handle is matte. The texture along the handle enhances the grip, something aided by two ridged segments for maximum control while placing sauces just so.
4. Winco Slanted Plating Spoon
If you like to finish your dishes with a generous whack of sauce, Winco’s plating spoon is a great option. Crafted from hard-wearing stainless steel, it has a deep, solid bowl that holds an impressive amount of jus, sauce or dressing. The head sports a unique slanted shape that allows you to get a little fancy with your drizzles. The handle, meanwhile, spans a lengthy 8 inches which means you can reach the bottom of the pan without getting too close to the heat. Best of all, the simple design will pair seamlessly with your existing flatware.