When you're cooking, it can get pretty hard to keep your kitchen space tidy! But no worries: that's what utensil rests are for.

In the kitchen, there's usually a space for everything, but that more or less goes out the window when cooking. After all, it's not like we can put dirty spoons and spatulas back in their usual place while we're not using them! And when we just rest them on the counter in between uses, of course, they make an unfortunate mess that we've got to clean up after cooking. All in all, it can make the cleaning up process that much more annoying, right?

So we've put together a list of Amazon's best utensil rests. They'll prevent dripping and spills in the kitchen, and keep everything where it should be even while you work. Take a look below and see what works for you!

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Tomorrow's Kitchen Silicone Utensil Rest

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First, take a look at the Tomorrow's Kitchen utensil rest. It's made of non-slip, heat-safe silicone, with enough notches to hold up four utensils at once - including spring tongs!

Modern Silicone Spoon Rest

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Here's a plastic rest mean't specifically for your cooking spoons. It's a large enough spoon rest (9.1" x 4.7") to hold big, small, and in-between spoons, and it comes in a pack of three: black, dark grey, and light grey.

Yummy Sam Lid and Spoon Rest

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Maybe you're thinking, "A utensil rest sounds great, but what am I going to do with my pot lids?" In that case, here's a stainless steel utensil rest with a place specifically for pot lids, along with space for spoons (or any other utensil that'll fit there).

Silicone Kitchen Spoon Rest and 2 Silicone Sponges

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Here's another notched utensil rest, this one also with four notches that can hold your spoon, ladle, spatula, basting brush, and other essential tools. It also comes with two silicone sponges, which - all in all - is a pretty great value for just $8!

Black Silicone Spoon Rest for Stove Top

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Then again, if you're thinking that four notches aren't enough (or you'd just like a backup) then this utensil rest comes as a two-pack. You'll be able to maximize your counter space and minimize mess with a pair of these in your kitchen!

Zulay Acacia Wood Spoon Rest

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If silicone isn't really your style, then check out this nice wooden spoon rest! It's made from well-crafted beautiful dark wood with a gorgeous curve designed to hold any sort of cooking utensils perfectly.

iNeibo Kitchen Silicone Spoon Rest

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If you need more than one spoon rest, either for more complex recipes or to rotate in and out, this set comes with four different-colored spoon rests. You can get them in a large or small size, and they can all withstand high temperatures of up to 500° F!

Silicone Utensil Rest with Drip Pad

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The sauces, juices, and anything else you cook with can be so messy, but not with one of these! Plus, this brand of utensil rest comes in a multitude of different colors - so you can pick whichever one strikes your fancy.

Kitchen Utensil Rest, Big Size

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If you need your utensil rest to have a little more space (and a few more notches), then this single utensil rest should be perfect; it's 100% food-grade silicone and totally heat resistant. The only difference is that it's simply an extra-large size!

Silicone Utensil Rest with Drip Pad Set

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Want the best of both worlds? Then check out this utensil rest set. It comes with a four-notch utensil rest, plus four colored spoon rests. With this handy set around the kitchen, you'll never run out of space to rest the utensils you're currently using!