The 10 Best Salad Hands
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Raw vegetables run a diverse gamut, with some more difficult to wrangle than others when the time comes to dish them up. Salad hands offer cooks more control than other kitchen tools, and they're also great for serving pasta and different sides. They're generally around six to seven inches long, and are made from sustainable woods as well as durable plastics and metals. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 20, 2020:
Everyone's got different needs in the kitchen. Whether your priority is practical everyday use or something more elegant for entertaining, salad hands are useful for serving a variety of dishes, given the greater control the user has over their elements. Where tongs and long-handled servers can prove awkward, falling out of the bowl or lacking a suitable resting spot, many salad hands are equipped with a peg or hook to keep them propped neatly on the edge of a dish. Even the descriptor "hands" suggests a more natural grip for the user than you might get with a longer utensil.
The Crate Collective Pakkawood offer the best of both worlds. The most design-oriented style on the list, they're available in a variety of color options. And their composite pakkawood construction is sturdier and lower-maintenance than most other wood styles. If aesthetics are less of a concern, the PortoFino Servers are probably your most practical bet, featuring multiple functions and a comfortable shape--and, of course, they're dishwasher safe. The no-frills Dexas GSH383 are strictly utilitarian, but extra durable. Meanwhile, someone willing to spend a little more, perhaps on a wedding or housewarming gift, has some more sophisticated options here as well. The Berard 01091 and the Woodard & Charles WTT225 both make elegant gifts for the home, and if you're looking to build a complete set, you can find a great serving bowl to go with nearly any of these, wooden or otherwise.