Kitchen spatulas – An easier way to handle your food
What is a kitchen spatula?
A kitchen spatula is a tool used for lifting, flipping, or spreading food. It typically features a handle and a flat, thin, rectangular, or oval-shaped blade. Kitchen spatulas are available in various sizes and shapes, depending on their desired use.
For instance, a bigger spatula may be used to flip pancakes, while a smaller one could be used to frost a cake. Additionally, some spatulas include a blade with slots that permit extra liquids or oils to drain away from the meal being lifted.
In general, a kitchen spatula is a multipurpose tool that can be applied to a number of baking and culinary tasks.
At Kulina, we offer kitchen spatulas from well-known manufacturers such as de Buyer and Zwilling. We also have a variety of other spatulas available for more specialised uses, like kitchen turners and icing and decorating spatulas.
What is the difference between a cooking spatula and a baking spatula?
Cooking and baking spatulas differ primarily in their construction and primary uses.
Typically, the blade of a cooking spatula is wider, longer, and more flexible. This blade can easily slip underneath the food without causing any damage, making it perfect for flipping and rotating items in a skillet or on a griddle. Additionally, cooking spatulas can be used to scrape away any food particles that could have gotten stuck to the pan.
Baking spatulas, on the other hand, are made to be more precise and delicate. They often feature a blade that is narrower, firmer, and straighter, which enhances control while handling delicate baked items like cakes, pastries, and cookies. To give better leverage and avoid the hand from getting in the way, the blade is often offset from the handle. They are also more flexible to allow for spreading creams or scraping any remaining dough from the sides of the bowl
What can I use a kitchen spatula for?
Kitchen spatulas are versatile utensils that can be used for a wide range of kitchen chores, such as flipping and turning food, lifting baked foods, scraping bowls and jars, spreading condiments, stirring and mixing, removing food from pans, grilling, etc. As you can see there are many possible uses of a kitchen spatula and they are only limited by your needs, creativity and imagination in the kitchen.