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.

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.

This product won’t damage Teflon-coated surfaces. U-Taste

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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.

The heads on this set pop off for easy cleaning. M KITCHEN WORLD

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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.

These utensils have a stainless-steel core. Unicook

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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.