For dishing up stews or soups, a good ladle is a big help. But ladles are not all alike.
This stainless-steel version from Fissler, a company that’s been making and selling kitchen tools in Europe for more than 150 years, has just been introduced in the United States. It has a comfortable, nubbed handle and a handy hook for hanging, and at nearly 11 inches long, it can dip into a deep stock pot. The bowl itself is deep enough that it’s not apt to let bulky stew ingredients slip out. Some ladles have a molded lip on the side, but these can complicate pouring, forcing you to turn your wrist awkwardly to serve. The Fissler has a rimmed edge all around that prevents most drips when pouring.
You can buy the Fissler Magic Line ladle for $24 at Amazon.com.