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One spatula to rule them all!
on December 20, 2014
After owning this spatula for about a year, I can easily say that it is one of my most cherished and frequently used kitchen tools. It is one of those things that made me think: "Why didn't I buy this sooner?!"
I use spatulas exclusively while doing all of my stove-top tasks: sauteing veggies, making scrambled eggs, and stirring sauces. (This is of course in addition to more conventional spatula uses like scraping bowls, blenders, food processors etc.) Because I do so much with heat and spatulas, I know that a silicone spatula is the best option for me.
In the past I used to have a silicone spatula with a silicone end and a plastic handle. This was bad because: 1) I would accidentally rest the spatula against the pan edge for too long and it would start to melt. 2) I would try to stir with it but it was hard to grip because the handle was flat on both sides. 3) The handle broke when I was stirring a thick batter by hand. 4) It was always prone to getting mold/mildew inside the rubber end where it slid on to the handle, so I would have to remove this and make sure it was dry while doing dishes.
This Trudeau spatula solves all of those problems!
1) The entire spatula is silicone - you can rest it in the hot pan between stirs, and the handle stays cool to the touch and doesn't melt.
2) The handle is rounded, so it feels comfy to grip while you mix stuff.
3) The spatula is very strong and sturdy - fine for any mixing task.
4) The spatula is all one piece with no seams, i.e. annoying places to clean.
I bought this alone with the Trudeau Silicone 12-Inch (Orange), and the 10-inch Spatula ( Red). Both of those have a pointed design on the top.
I have to say that out of all of them, I use this one almost 10x as much because it is a nice size for usability when I'm using the stove-top, and I also think the design is better for scooping stuff out of the food processor, or a bowl. I also think that it might be slightly less rigid than the other two, although it is important to keep in mind that all of the spatulas from this brand are quite sturdy compared to "your grandmother's rubber spatula."
Go for it; you won't regret it!