For use while cooking or serving a meal, the OXO Steel slotted spoon can be used in hot or cold applications. It can easily, and gently, remove a poached egg from the water without puncturing the yolk. It also works perfectly for removing steaming vegetables from the water as well as noodles, hard boiled eggs and stock bones for soups. This is an ideal serving utensil to have available when served food items are kept in their liquids to maintain a juicy texture of flavorful item. When blanching vegetables this spoon will quickly drain hot liquid off of them for a quick transfer to an ice bath. With several of this type of spoon on hand, matching serving utensils help a gathering to appear more uniform.