Food & Drink Why Spatulas Are The Greatest Kitchen Tools

19:36  14 may  2018
19:36  14 may  2018 Source:   delish.com

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“The term spatula is used for a broad category of tools , and every kitchen should be stocked with an equally broad array of spatulas .” When I first started working at Sur La Table, I quickly ran into a conundrum: Why did we use the word “turner” to describe spatulas ?

I have a lot of tools in my kitchen , but this fish spatula is the best thing I own. It has a sharp edge and super thin, flexible build that was developed for using with delicate fish filets. Another of my greatest joys is this fish spatula I got on Amazon.

I don't think it's a huge secret that spatulas are the most amazing kitchen tools around but there is one spatula in particular that deserves more of the spotlight. The offset.

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Working in a kitchen, I use my fair share of tools but I consistently reach for my offset spatula the most. I feel like it's my handy little side kick. My right hand man. My hype girl. It can do it all.

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Why we love it: "If I could only have one tool in my kitchen , it would be a Lodge cast iron skillet. Why we love it: "Fish spatulas are not just for fish. Why I love it: "One of life's greatest pleasures is chopping vegetables, but you need a good cutting board to do it.

Why the Mighty Fish Spatula Earned a Spot in My Kitchen . Favorite Kitchen Tool : Offset Spatula . Small versions are great for digging the last bit of peanut butter from the jar, and they're heat-proof, so you can use them when making stir-fries, too.

We already know it's good at frosting a cake, that's a given, and it really helps to get those nice swoops like on our Tres Leches Cake. I truly believe, though, it's uses are endless. I use it to help style food, roll asparagus around on a grill, test the doneness of potatoes and other veggies when roasting some for lunch, and help me mark straight lines before cutting into beautifully frosted brownies.

An offset is the only tool I needed to achieve the perfect drips of ganache on our Flourless Chocolate Cake. I also choose an offset over a knife to help release the sides of a cake or cheesecake before removing it from the pan because I get a better angle and it does less damage. I admit that I even used one to help get something stuck out of the drain once (don't try this at home, kids). I could rave about the offset spatula for days, but instead I'll leave you with the one that's usually hanging out in my apron pocket.

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Why should we use silicone kitchen tools ? Is it safe to use these products? Some people have complaints that silicone spatulas work great for smoothing out the cookie dough or batter from the bowl but they are not rigid enough for other cooking purposes.

Why we love it: "If I could only have one tool in my kitchen , it would be a Lodge cast iron skillet. Why we love it: "Fish spatulas are not just for fish. Why I love it: "One of life's greatest pleasures is chopping vegetables, but you need a good cutting board to do it.

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