I’ve had my eye on these for months. I never took the time to purchase them for myself because they just seemed excessive. Because I already have a well-appointed kitchen. Because I just re-organized my utensil drawers with our remodel. But they are very nice to look at and they were made in a town fairly close to here. Once I got them home, they’ve gotten a lot of use in my week-long ownership.
My family is using the squares frequently. They are much more convenient to use (and wash) than a spoon rest or a saucer for tea bags. AND WE HAVE THREE OF THEM! I feel very lucky to have these. I think they get used most often when someone wants to heat something in the microwave oven. You stir something, move food from a container to a plate, check the doneness, etc. and want to set your fork or spoon down without getting the counter or stovetop dirty. Eggs stay in place when placed in a little square. The uses are endless. I love our three little squares.