I want to invest in a few good quality ladles. As I'm sure most do, I use them for more than serving -- also for pouring pancake batter and the like. I think probably two ladles of different sizes would be appropriate, but I'm not sure which sizes to get. Any thoughts on what sizes would be the most useful/versatile?
I have stainless steel ladles in 1, 2, 4 and 6 ounce sizes. All are commercial grade and were inexpensive. They all have uses that I like. Portion control, different sizes I find better for different applications. Pancakes all the same size, soup into mugs, soup into bowls, gravies. To some it may seem silly but the various sizes do aid in presentation and prevents the "okay, who took all the gravy". It also is helpful in future planning of recipes. It takes out the guesswork of "was that enough for everyone?". I would start with a 2 and 4 ounce, but the best thing to do would be to go to a restaurant supply house and see what the sizes look like.