These are well made but a little smaller than expected. I thought the bowl of the spoon would be large enough to get an olive and shake the brine out of the center - but with large or jumbo olives the olive is so large that it blocks the slots and the brine just pools in the spoon. It's especially annoying when you have olives that are preserved in oil and you want to get as much off as you can. I ended up using them to serve prepared olive appetizers for guests but for daily use they aren't as practical as I had hoped. I still recommend them because I have gotten more compliments on and questions about these than I have for expensive serveware.