Best Spatulas: to suit whatever is on the menu

Whatever’s on the menu, a spatula can come in handy. It can scrape, flip, stir, and serve, which makes it easy to bake cookies, fry eggs, or mix sauce. So, we’ve compiled a helpful list to assist with your spatula search.

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Spatulas are a handy tool when it comes to mastering delectable dishes. These useful kitchen utensils are available in various incarnations featuring unique materials, styles, and even colors. We’ve removed some of the guesswork with our curated collection designed to flip pancakes, lift cookies, and scrape out that last bit of frosting.  Whether you want one spatula to handle most tasks or specific spatulas for each job, we've got you covered.

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StarPack Premium Silicone Spoonula

Reasons to buy
+Multitask master

Spoonulas are a cross between a spatula and a spoon. They're great for serving food out of nonstick cookware, stir-frying, flipping or scrambling eggs, stirring batter, or mixing sauces. They are the best of both worlds, which means it's hard to find a task in the kitchen that they can't handle with ease.

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Dexter-Russell Slotted Fish Turner

Reasons to buy
+Delicate dishes

The slotted turner is one of the most popular spatulas in the kitchen for flipping fish, but it can handle more than one trick. The slots let the steam escape when you slide the very thin edge under foods, like fried eggs, in your skillet. The bare steel finish on the blade means you don't have to worry about a coating chipping off, and you can use a scrubber on it when necessary.

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Get It Right Silicone Turner

Reasons to buy
+Trusty turner

The Get It Right Silicone Turner can handle flipping pancakes, eggs, or grilled cheese without issue. It's easy on your pans, and easy to clean, thanks to the silicone finish that runs from end to end. You're sure to find it in a color you love with all the options available, and a lifetime guarantee even backs it.

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Winco Stainless Turner

Reasons to buy
+Get it on the grill

The wide and stiff metal of this spatula allows you to quickly flip burgers on the grill without them falling apart on either side. The addition of a wood handle means it won't heat up too much like plastic or metal over the open flames, making it safer for your hands. Plus, this spatula isn't oversized and can be used with your cast iron or stainless steel pans.

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Get It Right Ultimate Spatula

Reasons to buy
+Mix it up

If you're mixing cookie dough or scraping the sides of a food processor, the Get It Right Ultimate Spatula is the tool you need. A sturdy fiberglass core gives this spatula strength without making it too heavy to hold. And with heat resistance up to 550F, you can leave this on the edge of your pots and pans without worry because the handle doesn't get as hot as metal or plastic utensils! 

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OXO Wooden Turner

Reasons to buy
+Best for braising 

Wooden spatulas are easy to hold and made of a natural material that looks better over time. They're the ideal tool for working fond off the bottom of your ceramic dutch oven or crockpot without causing damage. As an added benefit, a wood spatula works great for mixing salads or serving rice.

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Wilton Angled Spatula

Reasons to buy
+Frosting with finesse

Icing spatulas are obviously suitable for cakes, but they're also good at spreading fudge or brownies in a pan. The angled blade makes it comfortable to hold while keeping your hands from touching whatever you're spreading. You can also ditch your butter knife for this spatula when you're buttering an entire loaf of garlic bread, which will save time. 

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OXO Jar Spatula

Reasons to buy
+Small but mighty 

Why throw away the last bit of a delicious jelly or sauce stuck in the jar, when you could be eating it now? A slim spatula can reach the crevices of a jar that butter knives and spoons cannot. Plus, the size of this spatula makes it perfect for frosting small confections.

From the top

Don't flip out; the right spatula can make your meal prep that much easier. This essential tool is perfect for turning burgers or helping batter into a baking pan. Spatulas are made in a variety of materials and styles. For example, unlike metal or wood, silicone spatulas are both easy on your pans and even easier to clean. So if you only have room in your kitchen (and heart) for one spatula, then spring for the StarPack Premium Silicone Spoonula. This one spatula can do nearly all tasks covered by this collection, especially with heat resistance up to 600F. There are no separate handles fused to the utensil, only soft and easy-to-hold silicone, which means you won't get bits of food stuck in small crevices. It also has a few colors to choose from, along with full sets of utensils to match it should you want to expand your collection later.

If having two spatulas doesn't sound like too many, or you need something flatter, then we also suggest the Get It Right Turner. Like the Spoonula, you'll find silicone from end to end, and it's a tad more skilled at flipping foods like hamburgers. Pairing this one with our top pick means you'll be ready for any spatula job in the kitchen.