I bought this spoon because I needed a slotted spoon, and the promise that you could put it on the counter without a spoon rest sold me on this particular vendor/spoon!
The spoon itself works great. One of the best "slotted" spoons I've ever used. The spoon is "deep", so you can actually scoop out something instead of "cradling" something like I've had to do with other flatter spoons that seem so standard.
The thing about not needing a spoon rest? Whatever I use, there is still stuff on the spoon that drips on the counter anyway after I use the spoon. So what if the spoon itself doesn't touch the counter? It looks like it did anyway with the dripping. Also, to keep the spoon from resting on the counter, the handle is heavily weighted. Makes sense. However, it took some getting used to as "resting" the spoon even slightly in a pan can cause the spoon to flip overboard; it is designed too well -- the spoon doesn't want to rest on the spoon, even if you want it to inside the pot!
Overall, recommend because it is a great slotted spoon. However, forget the gimmick of it being elevated! Fun concept, but not really effective in keeping a counter clean. You still need a spoon rest to catch the drips.