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The best spatula i've ever owned!
on December 15, 2011
This silicone spatula has a million uses! It has a different shape than many spatulas, but for most uses it's perfect. it is long enough to reach the bottom of peanut butter and jelly jars, and the blade is long enough to scrape most of the jar in one swipe. The tip is flexible enough to bend 90 degrees and scrape the bottom, too. On the other hand, the blade is quite tough and elastic, which means you can use it for thick things. I used to have to use a spoon to get most of the peanut butter out of the jar, then use a spatula to scrape out the last bits. This spatula is strong enough to do both. Last night I used it on cookie dough.
The other awesome feature of this spatula is the heat-resistant silicone. This makes it PERFECT for stirring and scraping things on the stove. boiling water, even boiling oil doesn't phase it. I use this for making sauces and gravies; it lets me scrape the bottom of the pan CLEAN. If you use a wooden spoon like many people recommend, you are gonna miss bits of the bottom of the pan; if you're heating milk, or eggs, or custards, you want to prevent the bottom from burning while the ingredients heat; this spatula is perfect for this. I use it for making ghee (stirring boiling butter).
A few notes and tips:
The handle is NOT heat-resistant silicone, just plastic. Set this across the top of your kettle for a few minutes and it'll look like mine, with a nice melted notch.
While the silicone blade is tough and resilient, it is susceptible to cutting. Watch out scraping out tin cans! Mine developed 3 or 4 slices after a few years this way, and then little chunks began to break off from the wounds. Avoid sharp edges.