View Full Version : Rediscover that spatula!
02-02-2007, 10:57 AM
For years I have only used a spatula for things like cake batters, scraping whatever.
I have discovered, after my wooden spoons did a disappearing act, how much better a spatula is!
I use it for everything now. Mine are heat resistant to 500 degrees. I have some that as soft tipped, movable, small, large, medium, and I have some that are studier, good for cooking hamburg, turkey, etc.
They do a wonderful job of not breaking ingredients up too much when you're mixing soft stuff and they are great for browning meat. Since I've really started using them a lot, I haven't found anything they're not useful for.
So, come on, work those spatulas!:)
02-02-2007, 11:11 AM
The big silicone "spoonula" ones really are the best. Just last night I was thinking it's the one tool I find I really a "must-have" in preparing every meal (good tongs come in 2nd place, followed by my microplane, but I digress...). Mine are from Pampered Chef: http://pamperedchef.com/our_products/catalog/product.jsp?productId=192&categoryCode=KW and are safe to 650 degrees and cost about $13. Is that expensive or will a cheaper one do the same work? I like the the handle doesn't really flex, so it can do some tough work!
02-02-2007, 11:19 AM
I agree! I use my PC spatulas all the time. I even left a white one in simmering spaghetti sauce and it was fine and did not stain. I think a lot of companies are making the really nice heat-resistant ones now. I'm a PC consultant and I am just waiting until May when I can order products at a bigger discount to get a few more of these :) I use them on the stovetop to stir gravies and berak up ground turkey and I use them to mix brownie batter and anything else cold. I have a W-S one that I use on the stovetop, but it had a wooden handle and the second W-S one I had broke when mixing spinach artichoke dip. But they are heat resistant too.
02-02-2007, 11:43 AM
I have a couple I've had for years and really love them. I just got the PC turquoise one and find it's so pretty, that I reach for that one first. :p
02-02-2007, 12:10 PM
I will second (or third!) the Pampered Chef "spoonulas". I love them! I have three or four and they don't wear at all...still look brand new. I use them for everything too :)
02-02-2007, 12:14 PM
The spoon ones are great for making scrambled eggs. I find that I can get all of the eggs scraped off the pan better than with a regular plastic spatula.
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