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Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Lodge ash tray-- I mean "spoon rest"

This is the Lodge ash tray.

It looks exactly like the Lodge miniature skillet, except it has two large spouts on the sides.

Since smoking has declined in popularity, Lodge now calls this product a spoon rest.

On a tour of the Lodge facility, a guide called it an ash tray and then quickly corrected himself, calling it a spoon rest.

Maybe they want to encourage cooking instead of smoking.

It can fit a small spoon, the size of a tablespoon, or MAYBE a wooden spoon, but not a large spoon.

A cast iron spoon rest can be kept on the stovetop without melting, as opposed to a plastic one.

It often has advertisements imprinted in it; I'm sure they can be custom designed.

I'm not sure I'd use a cast iron spoon rest*, myself. But if I smoked, sure I'd use a cast iron ash tray.

*Since writing this article, I did end up getting one. It sits on my stovetop, but, I don't use it much. It's a nice decoration.


  1. I agree that it would make a GREAT utensil/spoon rest! The good thing is, unlike the plastic/commercial ones, it can withstand the heat from the stove and oven while sitting there!

  2. That's a great point.

    I've tried spoon rests before and end up not using them, and then I thought that the cast iron ones would rust.

    But, you do make a good point, maybe I'll reconsider