Dual-Ended Silicone Spatula
This is the silicone spatula that will replace all your silicone spatulas.
If you’ve already made the switch to silicone spatulas, you know that the silicone variety do a really wonderful job scraping bowls of cookie batter, getting the last bits of sauce out of a pan, and generally making the process of cooking cleaner and more efficient. In addition, silicone has a much higher melting temperature than the thermoplastic typically used–650?F v 230?F–so you can use these spatulas in the fry pan (usually ~375?F). The soft silicone is safe for coated pans, which is a definite plus.
This particular silicone spatula is made with the silicone cast around a steel core. This gives the handle the rigidity of other spatulas, without the awkward and ingredient-trapping transition from spatula to handle. The silicone over steel makes a very comfortable grip, and the whole thing can be cleaned in the dishwasher. This design also allows them to make the spatula dual-ended, with a useful narrower scraper that is great for getting the last peanut butter out of jars.
I’ve been using mine for over a year, and it shows no wear. It is easily my most used utensil in the kitchen, and has relegated many other tools to the Goodwill bin.12/19/17
(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2006 — editors)