If you cook or dabble in baking, then you've probably heard of silicone, a non-toxic, flexible material. Because of its molecular structure, silicone doesn't leach chemicals into food the way some plastics do. In addition, its rubber-like qualities provide the sturdiness and flexibility that most cooks need, especially when using a spatula.
Spatulas come in all shapes and sizes, but their primary function is the same: to act as an extension, allowing you to mix, spread, lift, flip and hold a variety of foods without burning yourself or coming into direct contact with them. If you haven't yet found the best silicone spatula for your kitchen, here's a list of silicone spatulas that offer durability without sacrificing style.
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These silicone spatulas are durable and easy to use. They have one thing in common: they can last in high-temperature conditions. While many of them are dishwasher safe, please note that silicone spatulas can sometimes have a white coating after washing. To keep your spatula in the best condition, it is recommended that you hand wash it regularly.
If you only buy one spatula in your lifetime, this large black spatula is made of food-grade, antibacterial, BPA-free silicone and is safe for use with nonstick and coated cookware. For added durability, the handle is reinforced with a stainless steel core to provide a firm grip without bending or breaking (if used properly).
This spatula is perfect for cooking a variety of dishes, from stirring soups to scraping out sauces and cupcake mixes. The one-piece design means this spatula can withstand daily use without cracking or breaking - a danger with softer materials like silicone. The silicone spatula is heat resistant up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, giving you maximum versatility without melting the surface.