I have a lot of spatulas — some fancy, some plain. They all do their jobs well (otherwise I wouldn't have them in my kitchen!) — but even so, there is one spatula I reach for over and over again.
The blade of this Rubbermaid Commercial Spatula is extra-big, and extra-stiff. It also is attached nearly seamlessly to the handle. So water and gunk can't get under the blade, and the blade will never pop off unexpectedly in a stiff batch of dough.
When I bought this spatula I bought it mostly for its size; I loved how oversized it was. But then I came to love it for nearly every job — not just the big ones. It's totally reliable, and one of the most handy things in my kitchen. I could write an ode to this spatula! After I scrape a bowl of cookie dough with it, I almost don't have to wash the bowl. It gets it that clean.
So, while I love my other spatulas (Chef'n's spoon spatulas are especially useful and fun) I really couldn't do without this one. For the price, it can't be beat. It's one of the cheapest, most affordable kitchen tools you can buy. For an avid baker or cook, look no more for a last-minute stocking stuffer!
• Find it: Rubbermaid Commercial Products Scraper, $4.99 at Amazon
Related: Good Product: Chef'n Switchit Dual Ended Long Spatula
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