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Our Best Large Silicone Spatula's Smaller Companion

See what our testers have to say about our winning version

Whether we’re baking or cooking, scrambling or sautéing, flipping or folding, a heatproof silicone spatula is one of the busiest tools in our kitchen. We rounded up 10 spatulas priced from about $7 to about $19 from the dizzying array available and subjected each to a slew of recipe tests, as well as evaluations of cut resistance, stain and odor resistance, heat resistance, and durability to see which stood out from the pack.


Rubbermaid 13.5” High-Heat Scraper

CLEANUP ★★½
SCRAPING ★★★
DURABILITY ★★★
HANDLE DESIGN ★★
FOLDING ★★★
STIRRING ★★★
VERSATILITY ★★
Reviewed in March 2017

The large, flat blade makes quick work of folding whipped egg whites, which would suffer from too much agitation. You may not use it every day, but it can’t be beat for certain tasks. It lost points for staining, but it eventually did become clean.


MATERIALS: Silicone blade, ABS plastic handle, polypropelene core


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How we tested

We tested 10 silicone spatulas, rating them on their ability to stir, scrape, and fold a wide variety of foods. We also evaluated their compatibility with our favorite pots and pans, mixing bowls, food processor, and stand mixers. A panel of testers evaluated them on general comfort and ease of use. We also rated them on heat resistance and ease of cleanup.

THE TESTS

• Stir mix-ins into thick cookie dough in stand mixer bowl

• Stir scrambled eggs in 10-inch nonstick skillet

• Stir onions in 4-quart saucepan

• Stir risotto in 4-quart saucepan

• Stir chopped carrots in Dutch oven

• Scrape chopped carrots from food processor bowl with blade in place; check for cuts

• Fold whipped egg whites into cake batter in large mixing bowl

• Fold fruit puree into whipped cream in stand mixer bowl

• Scrape fond from 12-inch traditional skillet

• Scrape scrambled eggs from skillet without breaking up curds

• Scrape honey from 1-cup measuring cup and small mixing bowl

• Submerge in warm tomato sauce, minced garlic, and curry powder for 2 hours; wash

• Rest in 450-degree cast-iron skillet for 10 minutes

• Wash 35 times in dishwasher or 35 times by hand if not dishwasher-safe

• Wash an additional 12 times by hand throughout testing


WINNING TRAITS

Check-mark Blade is fairly thin

Check-mark Blade offers good balance between flexibility and rigidity

Check-mark Nimble enough to fit inside tight edges and corners

Check-mark Wide, grippy handle

Check-mark Handle allows multiple comfortable grips

Check-mark Made entirely of heat-resistant, dishwasher-safe silicone



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