Stir it right: Silcone Spatulas
Cake-makers and pastry lovers have had their prayers answered. Introducing the silicone spatula, a multi-purpose tool that will instantly minimise the number of kitchen gadgets you have to get dirty. Rochelle Pinto tells more...india Updated: Mar 10, 2009 20:26 IST
Cake-makers and pastry lovers have had their prayers answered. Introducing the silicone spatula, a multi-purpose tool that will instantly minimise the number of kitchen gadgets you have to get dirty.
The silicone spatula resembles the traditional rubber spatula but is made from high-quality silicone that has a superior heat resistant properties. That’s why the spatula can even be used when frying or roasting food with no fear of accidentally melting it. The hard plastic handle is usually made from Lexan, which is also resistant to high temperatures.
The spatula has a longer life than a metal spatula as it won’t warp or bend after repeated usage. Since the silicone is soft and flexible, it can be used safely on non-stick surfaces with no danger of scraping the coating.
The spatula is adept at spreading batter and allow the user to have more control of the movement. When trying to ice a cake, drop your old spoon and knife technique and try using a spatula instead. Its flexibility will help you smoothen the sides.. and even the shakiest hand will gain confidence.
Because the spatula is non-stick, it won’t transfer odours and tastes from one dish to another, so you can comfortably use it for a number of dishes after just a rinse.
Keep it clean
Wiping it dry is all you need to do to make sure it’s clean and bacteria-free. And if you’re lucky enough to have a dishwasher do all the heavy work for you, don’t fear. The absence of metal parts in the silicone spatula make it rust-free.
First Published: Mar 10, 2009 20:25 IST