Any idea what this is? I’ll give you three guesses…
While it could be wall art, a change dish or an ash tray, it’s actually a spoon rest. See?
I met Rose at a pottery shop one vacation. I fell in love with her soft colours and sensuous curves. We stay together because of the mugs, but between you and me, it’s not working out.
When I saw her sitting demurely on the display case, how was I to know I’d be hooking up with the high-maintenance, dumb blond of kitchen gadgets? Her sculpted petals are pretty but let sauce dribble onto the counter. And if I don’t rinse her off within five minutes? Her little nooks and crannies become impossible to clean. She really is a bit of a princess. Too delicate to put in the dish washer, she’s handwash only. Despite the royal treatment two of her nails leaves are chipped.
I didn’t set out to replace Rose. I was coming to terms with her demands. And when a meddling retailer introduced me to a perky little clip, I only wanted to talk. I had no intention of taking her home with me. But I did.
At $7, she’s a cheap date. Practical and hardworking she’s not above the dishwasher and can take the heat (up to 500°F or 260°C). She doesn’t need to be the centre of attention, either. She keeps the counter uncluttered so you can concentrate on other things and requires hardly any drawer space. Her 5-year warranty shows she’s not afraid to commit. What’s not to love?
Gadget gauge: Affordable, effective and compact, this gadget is definitely worth the drawer space and cash outlay. In fact, I think I’ll buy another for a double date.
Want one of your own? Her friends are available in a rainbow of colours.