Does anyone know what these are for?

I got these with a bag of stuff at a goodwill type store. I have asked several people but no one seems to know what they are for. There are 8 of them. They aren't sharp or angled to grate so I'm guessing the holes would be for drainage?
does anyone know what these are for, repurposing upcycling
  18 answers
  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Jun 05, 2013
    I'm going with a basic small slotted spoon...

  • Trish Trish on Jun 05, 2013
    They aren't really a shape that makes them useful for eating. Maybe for getting things out of jars like pickles, olives, cherries??

  • Jean Vercler Jean Vercler on Jun 05, 2013
    They were used to butter corn on the cob! scoop up butter then rub the slotted side on the cob and the heat was supposed to melt the butter. notice is said supposed to melt the butter-never worked for me-I pitched mine. would be good for getting olives out of jar though.

  • Pamela Walker Pamela Walker on Jun 05, 2013
    You could use it with tea bags LOL

  • Trish Trish on Jun 05, 2013
    Thanks Jean. That makes perfect sense! I guess they didn't work for the person who donated them either

  • Z Z on Jun 06, 2013
    I Googled and I'm with @360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on this. Although it could be a bar spoon for mixing drinks.

  • Frederick Bradford Frederick Bradford on Jun 06, 2013
    looks like a smaller version of an ice scoop used to remove ice chips from your ice fishin hole.

  • Susan Susan on Jun 06, 2013
    Absinth spoons, you put a sugar cube in the spoon and pour the absinth over it.

  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Jun 06, 2013
    @Jean Vercler Now with your answer I can see that they have a curve to the bottom that would match the shape of an ear of corn...its fun to learn new stuff.

  • Diet spoons! Tiny so you do not eat to much and slotted just in case you cheat! lol I have no idea, but I like the butter for corn idea the best!

  • Jim D Jim D on Jun 06, 2013
    The picture doesn't show if the same side of each slot is slanted out and sharpened, much like a cheese grater's slots. If they are, these things could be lemon or lime zesters.

  • Helen Pezzuto Brummer Helen Pezzuto Brummer on Jun 07, 2013
    They are for buttering corn. The heat from the corn comes through the slits and butters the corn evenly.

  • Rita S Rita S on Jun 07, 2013
    I don't know what they are used for, but... I think they would make a great wind chime.

  • Kim C Kim C on Jun 07, 2013
    Sarahjane, I think your ideas is a great one, apparently from earlier posts they don't work for what they were intended for, lol!

  • Barbara Thomas Barbara Thomas on Jun 10, 2013
    Buttering corn makes sense. Might be handy when dying Easter eggs

  • Trish Trish on Jun 10, 2013
    Rita, that's a good idea. I'll try the corn thing but if they aren't effective I think they'd make a great wind chime - very unique! Jim D. I thought they might be some kind of zester but they aren't sharp at all and the slots aren't at an angle, they are flat so they wouldn't catch anything to zest or grate.

  • Frances Callow Frances Callow on Nov 17, 2014
    They are used to butter corn on the cob, I bought a box of them and the cover was a picture showing us how to use them.