The 10 Best Spatulas
This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in May of 2018. Though it's long been synonymous with burger-flipping, the spatula's usefulness as a kitchen tool extends far beyond the griddle. From soft and flexible rubber models used in mixing and baking to the hard plastic paddles best suited to coaxing eggs out of a pan, our selection includes the best of all types. And, yes, that means a few metal ones for all you grillmasters. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
April 14, 2020:
Spatulas come in myriad shapes and sizes, with designs tailored to specific cooking and baking needs. For this list, we focused on sourcing the best of the bunch for a variety of tasks, rather than multiple iterations of the same style. So if you're looking to decorate a cake, for example, consider the Ateco Offset, a budget-friendly model that works best when the cake in question is elevated on a stand. This selection is also suitable for leveling flour, spreading condiments, butter, and cream cheese, scoring baked goods, and more.
Other metal options include the Kuhn Rikon SoftEdge and Victorinox Fish Turner, two units ideal for delicate fillets, and the Oxo Good Grips Restaurant Turner and Winco Medium, which are useful for flipping burger patties, eggs, and pancakes.
If you're worried about scratching your nonstick cookware, then rubber or silicone items like in the Di Oro Living Set are the way to go. You can also consider wooden options like the Eddingtons Italian Olive Wood, which has the added benefit of being aesthetically pleasing.
Today we said goodbye to the Sportula Classic Series, which although a nice idea for sports fans, doesn't quite stand out in any other way. In fact, its large, laser-cut logo actually make this style a pain to clean. We decided to replace it with the multipurpose FlipFork 5-in-1. Known as the "Swiss Army Knife" of spatulas, this handy utensil can help grillmasters accomplish a plethora of tasks with just one hand. It does not easily rust and has an acacia handle that is moisture resistant, so it can safely be used outside.
We also decided to replace the KitchenAid Spoon with the Rubbermaid Commercial. The latter boasts a smarter and more hardwearing design, with its notched blade, clean rest tab, and extreme heat resistance. It too sports a hole in the handle for hanging storage, and it comes in a spoon or flat version for the best of both worlds.
Bugatti Italy BBQ Crafted from high-quality 18/10 stainless steel with a long pakkawood handle, this offering from Bugatti Italy is attractive and functional. Made for barbecuing, it's strong enough to scrape leftover charred and caramelized bits from the grill, sports a beveled front to easily get under food, and has serrated sides to cut meat to check for doneness. It is hand or dishwasher safe up to 131 degrees F. horchow.com
Novica Handmade Guatemalan Fry Up Novica is a company that sources handmade, unique items from artisans working all over the world. This set of two slotted spatulas is ideal for flipping eggs, pancakes, or vegetables in a pan. They are hand-carved from manchiche wood, a Guatemalan hardwood that is burnished red by nature and won't scratch pans. They are dishwasher safe, free of lead and toxins, and sustainable. Every item comes from a certified clean packing environment, is quality tested and verified, fair trade, and backed by a 100% happiness guarantee. novica.com