I can't begin to tell you how excited folks get when they see the melamine utensils in our shop. From what they all say, these cooking and serving pieces are very hard to find. We have carried them since we opened the store and love how many folks buy handfuls of them. Some folks match the colors and others mix it up and choose a colorful bouquet of spoons and forks. This spoon is 11 3/4" long. You can't kill these things. Dishwasher safe.