- Bowl shape
We think the most versatile soup spoon is one that has an oval shape bowl like the one in the picture below.
Many patterns include oval bowl spoons like this in at least two different lengths. Most will be about 7 inches long plus or minus 1/4 inch. One of the lengths may be designated as a "place" soup spoon. This type spoon may also be designated as a "soup/dessert" spoon. Sometimes, you will see this spoon designated as a "tablespoon" or "serving spoon". We think these are incorrect designations.
- Bouillon (around 5 1/4 inches long)
- Cream soup (around 6 1/4 inches long)
- Gumbo (around 6 3/4 inches long)
Each pattern will have its own specific lengths but they will be in the ballpark of our estimates.
Sellers do not always describe these spoons accurately so make sure you understand the bowl shape and the length. If you do, you'll probably buy the right spoon.
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