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Serving Utensils Buying Guide

Function meets fashion in well-designed serving utensils that neatly deliver your cuisine to your guests' plates. Give these tabletop tools the attention they deserve.

Types of Serving Utensils

Types of Serving Utensils

After you provide a place setting for each guest, be sure your dining table is set with specialized serving utensils for any foods you want to serve family-style. Serving utensils are designed to transfer food safely from a main dish to individual plates without spills or contamination. Each utensil is named for the task it performs, but most can assume other related roles.

Serving Spoons

It's easy to see the difference between a spoon intended for serving and one designed for eating. The former is larger overall, with a longer handle and a rounder, deeper bowl. Sizes range from 8-9 inches long for a casserole spoon to 6 inches for a sugar spoon. Between these sizes are salad spoons and medium serving spoons with pierced or slotted bowls that drain excess liquid from fruits and vegetables. Small wood serving spoons come in handy for guests to serve themselves items such as olives or condiments. Another type of serving spoon, a ladle has a long handle and deep bowl that makes it easy to safely serve hot soup or stew from a deep pot or tureen. A punch ladle features pour spouts on either side of the bowl. Smaller in scale are ladles for gravy or salad dressing.

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Madhouse

Enhance your event décor with beautiful miniature serving utensils including the MADHOUSE Opaque White Coral Mini Spoons. Sold 20 ...per package, the uniquely designed spoons are constructed in the shape of delicate coral branches and are perfect for a... read more

Pedrini

This Pedrini Kucina Slotted Spoon is a welcome addition to any kitchen. This slotted spoon is heat-resistant up to 500 degrees Fah...renheit (260 degrees Celsius). The slotted spoon is constructed of strong, durable silicone. This slotted spoon is safe for all types of cookware, including non-stick. The slotted spoon?s large head allows for easier serving and food preparation. This product is completely dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. read more

Island Bamboo

Island Bamboo utensils are perfect for cooking and serving. The Island Bamboo Slotted Spoon features a dark colored bamboo spoon w...ith three alternating sized slots for draining liquids, and a lighter-colored tapered handle for use with pots, pans, and mixing bowls. It is crafted with a special glue which is safe for use in the dishwasher The beautiful caramelized finish is dishwasher safe as well and provides a striking look in any kitchen. The handle also has a hole for storage on overhead or wall hooks. Island Bamboo specializes in creating beautiful bamboo products for your home. Bamboo is a truly material. Durable and long-lasting, it is 16-percent harder than hardwoods like Maple and Oak. It also naturally resists mold and mildew. And most importantly, bamboo is one the worlds' most renewable resources, with incredibly fast growth rates. Bamboo Island products are unique, functional, and attractive and make a perfect gift for holidays, weddings, or any occasion. We pride ourselves on our innovative designs and quality craftsmanship. Bamboo is 16-percent harder than maple making bamboo a better solid surface for cutting. Of note, Island Bamboo uses a specific bamboo called 'Moso' which is not a food source for the Giant Panda. Care Instructions: Simply hand wash with soap and warm water then dry thoroughly. read more

Chef'n

The Chef's Switch it mini spoon is a perfect tool for any mixing job and is an indispensable ally when you need to reach into tigh...t spaces. Designed to combine form and function, the Switch it mini spoon handles double duty with ease thanks to its 2-in-1 design that utilizes both ends of the tool. The large spoon is great for mixing, scooping, and serving. Meanwhile, the smaller end can reach into narrow blenders, jars, and containers unlike any other kitchen tool. Constructed of heat and stain resistant silicone, the Switch it mini spoon is there in a pinch when you need to turn hot ingredients on the stove. The spoon is top rack dishwasher safe for easy care and comes in bright colors to compliment your kitchen. read more

Serving Forks

A salad-serving fork is often sold paired with a similar-shape salad-serving spoon, except the fork has a forked bowl. A meat fork is designed for serving carved meats and poultry. Small forks have tines shaped to serve pickles and hors d'oeuvres.

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Forked Up Art
$22.58
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Perfect for those who have or are proudly serving our country. Let them know you are thinking of them. Great decorative piece for ...our nation's holiday. read more

Madhouse

Add a decorative touch to dessert servings or the appetizer bar with unique utensils that are inspired by the natural beauty of wo...odland trees. The MADHOUSE Clear Twig Mini Forks are sold 20 per package, each miniature utensil made with a handle shaped... read more

Leifheit
$20.14
at Amazon

This elegant Proline Serving Fork is the perfect companion for carving and dishing up those special meals you work so hard to prep...are. What makes the Proline "always a better idea"? Each piece is made with stainless steel for strength, but also with a style that is elegant, pure and trendy. You will appreciate each piece in our Proline for its durability, ease of use, and beauty that makes each piece it's own work of art. All Proline products are dishwasher safe, and come with a 5 year guarantee, making Proline an unbeatable value for your home. read more

Paper Art
$1.85 $3.70
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Serve up a trendy tasting menu at holiday parties, birthday celebrations, St. Patrick?s Day festivities, and more with Glitz Green... Appetizer Forks. Appetizer forks are the perfect utensil for menu selections that are smaller but require more than a... read more

Knives

A carving knife efficiently slices steaks, turkey, or ham. To accommodate the different textures of soft and hard cheeses, cheese knife sets contain up to four styles: spreader, wedge blade, pronged knife, and cleaver. A cake knife's long serrated blade passes cleanly through tall tortes and layer cakes. Butter knives measure 6-7 inches and have a tapered blade that is wide at the end to balance butter pats.

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Lenox
$39.99
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The fanciful Adorn ribbon motif of delicate loops accents the handles of this elegant and romantic Adorn Cake Knife and Server Set... by Lenox. Perfect for serving wedding cake and more. The shining silver plating makes this set a wonderful gift. read more

Cake Boss

The colorful Cake Boss Nylon Tools and Gadgets Cake Server is anything but an ordinary kitchen tool. The nylon cake server feature...s a soft-grip rubberized handle that makes serving homemade baked goods easier and more enjoyable for bakers of all levels. The cake server's serrated blade helps slice and serve cakes and gets around and under a pie crust with ease. Cut clean slices of cake, whether you've created a multi-tier wedding or simple buttercream-topped cake. Made of flexible nylon, the server is also heat safe to 350A DegreeF and suitable for use with all types of bakeware, including nonstick pans. The dishwasher-safe nylon server hangs for convenient storage and is a great addition to the other pieces in the Tools and Gadgets line, as well as other items in the Cake Boss collections. Like two baking tools in one, the Cake Boss Nylon Tools and Gadgets Cake Server both slices and serves favorite homemade cakes other baked treats. read more

Lenox
$39.99
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Opal Innocence Cake Knife and Server by Lenox. With one hand on the cake knife and the other on the server, you'll be able to feel... the intricate sculpting that graces each handle. These serving pieces give you the best of both worlds - the beauty you'd expect of sterling silver, the convenience you appreciate of stainless steel. read more

Victorinox Swiss Army
$24.95 $29.99
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Cheese Knives - Designed for scoring rinds on semi-hard cheeses and picking up and serving cheese slices to guests, the Victorinox... Fork Tip Cheese Knife is an everyday and entertaining essential. The sharp fork tip pierces and sharply cuts through outer rinds without crushing cheese interiors. Victorinox cheese knife is ideal for serving Asiago, Aged Gouda, Romano, Parmesan and other hard or semi-hard cheeses. The raised handle design allows you to cut directly on a board, without your hand hitting the surface. Fork tip cheese knife is stamped from high carbon stainless steel for a razor-edge sharpness. The blade undergoes a special tempering process to create an edge that can be resharpened over the lifetime. Beautifully balanced and perfectly weighted for ease in handling, the bolster-less design reduces hand fatigue. Ergonomic-grip Fibrox handle is comfortable in either hand for extended use. Cheese knife is dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended.Victorinox has expertly crafted knives in - Specifications Made in Portugal Material: European X50CrMoV15 steel; POM handle Model: 271.8642.12US1 Size: 4 3/4"L blade (9 1/4"L with handle) x 1 1/2"W with tip x 5/8"H handle Weight 3 oz. Use and Care Clean your Victorinox cheese knife after every use. For best results, hand wash the piece with a soapy cloth, then rinse and dry immediately. The knife is dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended because cutlery in the dishwasher can collide with other items and dull the knife edges. For optimum performance, sharpen the blade edges with a sharpening steel after every couple of uses. read more

Other Servers

Wedge-shape pastry servers sometimes have slotted holes for easy serving of pie or cake. A pierced surface also helps square servers drain grease from casseroles or sauteed foods. The variety of other servers include domed asparagus servers and tongs for sugar cubes, whole potatoes, or rolls.

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Madhouse

The intricate detail of coral branches serves as inspiration for the unique MADHOUSE Opaque Black Coral Mini Forks. Available in a... bulk package of 20, the stylish black forks are a terrific complement to tableware from the complete MADHOUSE Coral... read more

Madhouse

Add a decorative touch to dessert servings or the appetizer bar with unique utensils that are inspired by the natural beauty of wo...odland trees. The MADHOUSE Clear Twig Mini Forks are sold 20 per package, each miniature utensil made with a handle shaped... read more

Ergo Chef
$13.99 $19.99
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Size: 12" L Ergo Chef Pro Series Duo Tong These Duo Tongs offer reach great for cooking and sauteing food. Great for serving all t...ypes of food and even picking up ice. Features: -Material: Stainless steel.-Durable material.-TPR non slip ergonomic... read more

Paper Art
$1.85 $3.70
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Serve up a trendy tasting menu at holiday parties, birthday celebrations, St. Patrick?s Day festivities, and more with Glitz Green... Appetizer Forks. Appetizer forks are the perfect utensil for menu selections that are smaller but require more than a... read more

Utensil Sets

If your entertaining falls on the simple side, consider preassembled collections of serving utensils called hostess sets, serving sets, or completer sets. The most popular utensils included are serving spoons (plain and slotted), pastry servers, butter knives, and sugar spoons. Packaged sets can be more affordable than buying pieces individually.

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Crate & Barrel

A blending of generations brings a contemporary new shape to the classic hammered finish. Stainless steel servers with stylish hea...ds and round hammered handles is polished to a mirror finish. -18/10 stainless steel -Forged -Mirror finish -Hammered handles -Dishwasher-safe -Made in Vietnam read more

GG Collection

GG Collection Three-Piece Fleur-de-Lis Hostess Set Details Handles are made of brass; implements are stainless steel. Antiqued-bra...ss finish. Hand wash. Fork, 2.25W x 11.25L. Each spoon, 2.5W x 11.25L. Imported. Designer About GG Collection: GG Collection is the brainchild of two friends, Dixie Harrigan and Leigh Anne Baysinger, who wanted to make accessories for those who prefer classical decor to modern influences. Together they started a movement for the revival of the classic European style, beginning with Tuscan-inspired canisters and spice jars, then expanding to include dinnerware and other decor. Their creative combination of metal, stoneware, and mouth-blown glass achieves the relaxed European-country style they were striving to create. Material: Stainless Steel and lead-free brass. read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

The extent of your serving-utensil collection is up to you and dependent on how formally you entertain. Starter or hostess sets are often available to match individual place settings or 20-piece or larger silverware sets. In addition, and if your flatware or silverware is available as open stock, you can purchase individual items to suit what you like to serve.

Material

Metal -- stainless steel, sterling silver, or silver plate -- is the most popular material for serving utensils. For casual use, utensils are available in wood, bamboo, acrylic, and nylon, although these materials are most often designed for serving salads and cold pastas.

Style

Buying serving utensils in the same pattern as your place settings is a foolproof way to set a coordinated table. If exact pattern matches are not available, look for simple lines and a finish that is compatible with your flatware. Utensils should be consistent in detail; the design looks the same on a large spoon as well as a cocktail fork.

Storage and Care

If you have limited space, look for versatile utensils that can do double duty serving more than one type of food. Follow manufacturer instructions for washing; utensils with decorative handles of wood, crystal, or enamel may not be dishwasher-safe.

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Ergo Chef
$13.99 $19.99
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Size: 12" L Ergo Chef Pro Series Duo Tong These Duo Tongs offer reach great for cooking and sauteing food. Great for serving all t...ypes of food and even picking up ice. Features: -Material: Stainless steel.-Durable material.-TPR non slip ergonomic... read more

Ergo Chef Pro Series Duo Tong 2112 / 2109 Size: 12" L
Paper Art
$1.85 $3.70
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Serve up a trendy tasting menu at holiday parties, birthday celebrations, St. Patrick?s Day festivities, and more with Glitz Green... Appetizer Forks. Appetizer forks are the perfect utensil for menu selections that are smaller but require more than a... read more

Glitz Green Appetizer Forks
Touch of Color
$2.49 $5.00
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Shower the sunshine throughout your table setting with utensils form our Sunkissed Orange line of tableware and décor. This bright... and lively color can serve as the perfect complement to a variety of party ensembles or be combined with solid color... read more

Sunkissed Orange Forks 24 Count
Le Creuset
$16.95 $23.00
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Utensils & Sets - A useful, multitask tool for any meal of the week. Scrape food from jar sides and bottoms, break up ground meat ...as it cooks. Stir, scoop, serve -- all with your Le Creuset Revolution Commercial Spatula Spoon. Commercial-grade, NSF-certified Le Creuset utensils are heat-resistant to 482 F and dishwasher-safe. The spatula spoon is made of smooth, high-tech silicone that resists staining and odor absorption; the nylon composite handle earned the "Ease-of-Use" rating from the Arthritis Foundation for its elliptical shape and easy-grip design. Ideal for nonstick and enamel cookware, large spatula features strong tips and edges that will not bend or break. 5-year warranty.The mainstay of French chefs for nearly a century, Le Creuset is synonymous with exceptional craftsmanship, brilliant style and performance advantages. A trendsetter in high-quality, indispensable kitchen tools and cookware, Le Creuset designs each culinary piece to meet the precise standards and preferences of - Specifications Material: silicone blade, glass-filled nylon handle Model: VP311-67 Size: 12 3/4"L x 2 1/4"W Weight: 4 oz. Made in China Use and Care Before first use, wash the spatula spoon in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Le Creuset silicone utensils are dishwasher-safe or simply wash the large spatula by hand in warm, soapy water. The spatula spoon is heat-resistant to 482 F/250 C. LeCreuset utensils made of silicone should not be left in pans while cooking and handles should not overhang the sides. read more

Le Creuset Revolution Commercial Spatula Spoon - cherry - Le Creuset Revolution
Lenox??
$39.99 $58.00
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Lenox Bliss Cake Server. Serve the wedding cake in style with this elegant Lenox Server. It makes a perfect gift to use at the rec...eption, and adds subtle elegance to the photos and videos of this wedding tradition. The china handle is adorned with sparkling crystals. The blade is crafted of 18/10 stainless steel. read more

Lenox  Bliss Cake Server
Villeroy and Boch
$99.99 $149.95
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When serving tenderloin, filet mignon or other delectable steaks for dinner, these 18/10 stainless steel forks and knives are a mu...st. Able to cut a perfect bite each time, these premium utensils are a steak lovers best friend. Enjoy these stylish designer cutlery yourself during the barbecue season, or give it as a sophisticated and functional present. This set comes in a V&B signature blue gift box and is perfect as a wedding or housewarming gift. 6 x Forks6 x Steak Knives read more

Villeroy & Boch Gourmet Steak Knives & Forks, 6 Each
Noritake
$15.24 $25.56
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Noritake Kona Wood Salad Servers The Kona Wood Collection is made of Acasia Wood with a two-tone stain to bring out the natural de...ep grains. Features: -Pattern number W001.-Material: Acasia Wood.-Part of the Kona Collection.-Product Type: Salad/Serving... read more

Noritake Kona Wood Salad Servers W001-640
Godinger
$23.99 $49.49
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Godinger Silver Art Co Woodlands Salad Servers Large salad spoon and salad fork. Features: -Both with textured bark like long hand...les.-Dishwasher and food safe.-Could be used for serving other food items as well.-Product Type: Salad Fork; Salad... read more

Godinger Silver Art Co Woodlands Salad Servers 94822
Oneida
$13.24 $57.35
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Oneida Stainless Steel Aquarius Serving Ladle Aquarius excites with its unique curves, bright finish and fluid design. This popula...r Oneida pattern brings a 'new age' look to today's tabletop. The Aquarius style is made with 18/10 stainless steel. Bring... read more

Oneida Stainless Steel Aquarius Serving Ladle 30-16
Oneida
$30.95 $57.35
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Oneida Stainless Steel Satin Aquarius Serving Fork Engaging. Moving. Mod. Satin Aquarius serving fork excites with its unique curv...es, carefree satin finish, and fluid design. This popular Oneida pattern brings a 'new age' look to today's tabletop.... read more

Oneida Stainless Steel Satin Aquarius Serving Fork 40-15

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