Having a sturdy ladle in the home is ideal for scooping bowls of hearty soups, chili and stews. The OXO Good Grips Nylon Handle is also ideal for use at parties in bowls of punch and for serving cold soups. With this utensil being heat resistant, it can be left on the stove top without worrying about it melting. It can be left in a simmering pot or in the pot once it is turned off for serving guests for an extended period of time. This is also a great item for scooping starchy pasta water into sauces to thin them just slightly for serving. Having several of this utensil is also a good idea. When multiple scoopable dishes, soups or punches are being served, having matching ladles is a good idea.