Published September 1, 2007.
Not just any combination of handles and holes work.
A slotted spoon is indispensable for fishing food out of boiling water. But after damaging delicate gnocchi and dropping dozens of green peas as we tested nine models, we learned that not just any combination of handles and holes would do. Our testers preferred lengthy handles, deep bowls, and enough small slits or punctures to quickly drain water without losing as much as one petite pea.