Ladles

Looking for a certain type of soup ladle or perhaps a soup dipper? How about cooking ladles or kitchen ladles? Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can choose from a large selection of ladles perfect for both serving and cooking, depending on what you require for your restaurant or food-service establishment. Our ladles are manufactured by some of the most-trusted brands in the food-service industry today, Browne, Focus, and Vollrath. 

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What Is a Soup Ladle?

A soup ladle is essentially a specially designed spoon that is used to serve broth, soups, stews, gravies, sauces, punches, and other soupy dishes or hot and cold liquids. Ladles are also often utilized for stirring and for food preparation. Although designs can vary, a regular soup ladle features a long handle ending in a deep bowl, with the bowl oriented at an angle in order to facilitate the lifting of the liquid from the vessel and transferring that liquid to another container. A cooking ladle or kitchen ladle is specifically used in the kitchen during the cooking process, while a serving ladle is designed to be used in the dining area of a restaurant or food-service establishment to serve soups, broths, stews, and other soupy dishes to customers. A serving ladle, basically, is just another term for a restaurant serving spoon.

Ladles can be constructed of various materials, which may include stainless steel, aluminum, plastic, melamine resin, wood, and even bamboo. However, stainless steel ladles are some of the most popular. This is because a stainless steel ladle is considered one of the most durable and heavy-duty.

A Closer Look at Ladles

Ladles are not only used simply to serve soups, stews, or chilies and transfer them to the customer’s bowl or to stir these foods while they are cooking; they can also help in portion control. Because ladles come in a variety of sizes, you can choose the appropriate portion you want to dish out to your customers.

Before going out to purchase your cooking ladle or kitchen ladle, however, you might want to consider a few things. One, consider that there is a huge variety of ladles, and one particular ladle might be better suited compared to another. Needless to say, you need to make sure that you are choosing the right ladles for your restaurant or food-service kitchen, in both the functional and aesthetical aspects.

Two, there are actually two types of ladles depending on their composition: one- and two-piece ladles. Ladles that are constructed of one continuous piece of plastic or metal from the handle down to the edge of the bowl are considered one-piece ladles. These types of ladles are typically considered of high quality, and they are somewhat easier to clean and are less likely to break; however, they also tend to be more expensive. On the other hand, two-piece ladles are constructed of the long handle and the bowl that are welded together. These types of ladles are more affordable but are more prone to breaking, especially at the joint where the two parts are welded.

Get Your Ideal Cooking Ladles and Kitchen Ladles at Rapids Wholesale

Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can choose from a wide selection of cooking ladles and kitchen ladles from some of the most reputable brands in the market today: Browne, Focus, and Vollrath.

Our ladles available here at Rapids Wholesale come in various sizes and all feature long handles so your diners or food-service crew, depending on the service style of your restaurant, can easily reach into the bottom of any soup pot.