The spatula is the best invention ever if you have the right one. How many of you have a bowl of cookie dough ready to be eaten raw or made into cookies and took the spatula to scrape the bowl only to have the top of your spatula relieve itself of duty?
There are 4 styles of spatulas I have owned through the years. Three aren’t worth a hooie! The metal handled spatulas with the silicone blade are the spatulas that fail when you need them most.
And then there are these failures with the same problem, when you need them to grab and scrape they fall apart because they are made the same way. Plus they get gunk in them and do not come clean in the dishwasher.These look so lovely but they pull apart. I have a kitchen aid one that is manufactured like these and it just cannot be used for heavy duty baking.
So then I decided to try a spatula that is all one molded piece. A novel idea, right? Wrong. These tools do not come apart but are so inflexible just cleaning off the spatula on the edge of the mixing bowl is a fail as they are too thick and bulky and inflexible with an oddly rounded body.If you study these you can see they are rounded and would make your job impossible. The green one may just work, but it kinda small for a big job.
I have found the perfect spatula. For years I thought it was my pampered chef version. I also had one that was a rubbermaid version that was just like my pampered chef. Those worked well for years but I don’t think they make them anymore. I think mine was taken to a get together and it never returned home or it could have ended up at Mom’s.
The perfect spatula. It is all one piece. The mechanism inside goes almost all the way to the tip. The inside is steel for durability. The outside is silicone for flexibility. These are so strong they can mix up separated organic peanut butter in the jar. That is the real test of a good spatula. No fails when dealing with peanut butter! Plus they are a pretty good alternative to the wooden spoon when it comes to disciplining your children ;). They come in many different colors. They come in different sizes. I have a small one and a large one and they are true work horses whatever batch your are concocting. They are relatively inexpensive comparing to the failure spatulas above. Here are links to research these tools for yourself. Small, Large, and I have never tried this one but I am putting it in here so I can reference back to it, if the need arises Spoon.