A practical spatula or spoon holder to keep your counters clean while cooking. This holder elevates the utensil to help cool it quickly while catching the drips in a small dished area. The holder was especially designed such that it minimally warps during annealing of HTPLA; which makes this easy to print and use. Annealing the HTPLA (or printing in PETG) even makes this dishwasher safe!
I found out that 3 top/bottom layers, and shells is not sufficient to keep it water tight. 5 layers and perimeter shells seemed to work better.
for best results print with PETG or a high temp PLA (HTPLA, Raptor PLA, etc.).
If using HTPLA / Raptor PLA - be sure to anneal to provide the best heat resistance. I also found that if the part wasn't annealed the colors become non-uniform after cleaning in a dishwasher, but it still actually worked fine.
- Preheat oven to 100C/212F
- Bake for 5-10 minutes (as far away from the heating coils)
- Cool very slowly to minimize warping (just turn off the oven and let it cool).
I designed this to hold wooden spatulas I made on a lathe. But it works just as well for spoons and other kitchen utensils.