It seems that securing pot-stirring utensils is a universal problem, and The Snug is a new product that's designed to solve that problem. Unlike the utensil clips that clip to the rim of a pot, The Snug ($9.99/3 or $14.99/6) slides onto the handle of the utensil.
Then, you can clip The Snug onto the side of the pot, or just use it to keep the utensil from sliding into the pot or bowl.
Since The Snug is made from silicone, it insulates the utensil from the heat of the pot (if you actually clip it to the pot rim) while keeping the stirring end perched over the pot. The idea is that you won't burn or melt the handle of your utensils from contact with the side of a hot pot, you won't be grabbing onto a hot handle when it's time to resume stirring, and you can keep that goopy, dripping spoon attached to the pot - no need for a spoon rest.
The Snug can be attached to serving utensils to keep them from sliding into the dish. I know I've had this issue before, with a serving spoon sliding elegantly down into an oval dish and sinking calmly under the surface of the baked beans, like the Titanic of spoonkind.
If guests would notice how The Snug can attach to the side of a bowl is debatable, but just having it attached to the handle of the serving spoon should be enough to keep it from sliding completely into the dish and drowning. Whether The Snug's colors would fit the scheme of your dishware is another story. The bright colors might not work with the fancy dishes, but they'd be fine for a more casual or colorful party.
The Snug comes in two sizes to fit a pretty wide range of utensil handles. The smaller one was able to hang onto a typical dinnerware fork and I managed to entice a wooden spoon to fit the small one as well, while the larger one gripped a more hefty handle. I had a few larger-handled spoons that were too large to fit, but the majority of my spoons and spatulas fit one of the two sizes.
While I expected that The Snug would grip onto my normal cookware, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it fit onto two stockpots that have a lip around the top edge. In fact, I couldn't find a single pot that they wouldn't hang onto.
I have a whole lot of spoons and spatulas with melt-marks or burns caused by me leaving them resting in a hot skillet. While that doesn't render them unusable, I grumble every time I have to scrape the melted plastic off of my cookware, and some of the handles look pretty awful. So I'm more than happy to try a product that will save me from myself.
The question, of course, is whether I'll actually dig these out of the black hole of a drawer to clip them onto utensils. The answer, since they grip so well, is simply to clip them onto my utensil crock where I'll remember to use them.
The Snug utensil holders are dishwasher safe.
Who's it for: Useful for pretty much anyone who cooks. They're not a necessary item, but they're useful.
Pros: They work the way they're supposed to - I've grabbed them a number of times, mostly to keep utensils from sliding into larger pots or bowls. Durable. Easy to clean.
Cons: There are a multitude of products that perform a similar function. Whether this is the best option is going to be a personal preference. The hardest part will be remembering to put these on the utensils. If you don't take them out of the drawer, they're not going to do you any good.
Source: I received these from the manufacturer.