Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Silicone Spatula Set

A good set of spatulas can help you do more in your kitchen than just flip foods.

Silicone spatula set, cookbook,
Food-grade silicone spatulas are easy on pots and pans and easy to clean.Becca Tapert

Few kitchen utensils will make your cooking life go easier than a great silicone spatula set. They are easy to clean, easy to store, and you’ll reach for one while preparing just about any meal, hot or cold. Most folks think of a spatula as purely a flipping device but own a full set of these kitchen tools and they’ll soon be your go-to utensil. They’ll even get the last teaspoon of mayonnaise out of the bottom of the jar. Here are three things to consider before buying a silicone spatula set.

U-Taste 600ºF High Heat-Resistant Premium Silicone Spatula Set, BPA-Free One Piece Seamless Design, Non-Stick Rubber with 18/8 Stainless Steel Core, Cooking/Baking Utensil Set of 4(Teal/Aqua Sky)
This product won’t damage Teflon-coated surfaces.U-Taste

Silicone spatulas are BPA-free and can have non-stick coatings that are perfect for spreading sticky icing on cakes. Just make sure you’re buying a silicone spatula rated for high heat. Some can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees, but the best ones are suited to handle 600 degrees or higher.

M KITCHEN WORLD Heat Resistant Silicone Spatulas Set - Rubber Spatula Kitchen Utensils Non-Stick for Cooking, Baking and Mixing - Ergonomic, Dishwasher Safe Bakeware Set of 4, Orange
The heads on this set pop off for easy cleaning.M KITCHEN WORLD

You might think of a spatula mostly as an egg and bacon flipper, but when you purchase a set of spatulas, you’ll have utensils that make baking and cooking chores a breeze. Jar spatulas are narrow enough to reach the bottom of the smallest jelly jars. Spoon spatulas have cupped designs that are great for scooping out sauces and stews. A good spatula should have a core that’s strong enough to flip any food, but also hold its shape if you’re pressing down to sear something like a hamburger.

Unicook 2 Pack Flexible Silicone Spatula, Turner, 600F Heat Resistant, Ideal for Flipping Eggs, Burgers, Crepes and More, Black
These utensils have a stainless-steel core.Unicook

One of the advantages of silicone utensils is they’re easy to clean. Most are dishwasher safe, and their super smooth surfaces prevent the buildup of crud and mold. Just be sure the utensils are all one-piece to reduce the number of cracks and crevices food could fill, or that you can take apart the utensils and wash the heads and handles separately.

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