Or as we like to call them: flatulas (giggle). We picked up one of these super useful spatulas at Williams-Sonoma a few months ago and it has become so widely used in the kitchen that we're thinking of heading back to buy a second one. This is a case of utensil-love, pure and simple.
This spatula is so thin and flexible that it can ease its way under just about anything without missing a beat: delicate fish, fried eggs, pancakes
, grilled cheese, bacon, you name it. And it's so wide that it fully supports whatever we're cooking, making it much easier to flip foods and transfer them to plates.
We grab this spatula when we need to move fresh cookies from baking sheet to cooling rack, and then from cooling rack to serving platter. It can also slip down the sides of pans and lift out that first brownie or piece of sheet cake.
This particular spatula (link below) is made with heat-resistant nylon, so we can use it in both our nonstick and stainless steel pans. The spatula part is injection-molded onto the handle, so there's no worry that it will eventually wiggle it's way loose. The spatula feels strong and sturdy while we're using it.
Do you have a favorite spatula like this?
• See this spatula in use in this video on frying an egg!
• Find one: Flexible Nylon Spatulas from Williams-Sonoma, $8-$9
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(Images: Williams-Sonoma and Emma Christensen)