How we tested
Preparing soups, stews, and sautés with the kind of regular attention they need means keeping a stirring utensil on hand. A spoon rest can hold stirring utensils, but food can dribble off spoons and spatulas as you take them from the pot. Pot clips keep drippy spoons and spatulas suspended over the food and actually do reduce mess at the stovetop. The silicone-covered stainless-steel pincher gripped the straight edge of a Dutch oven, saucepan, and sauté pan nicely, but it was a bit less sturdy on a slope-sided skillet.