In some cases people may hurt their non-stick pan with,..
…a stainless steel spatula. You have to know what’s the…
…best spatula for your nonstick pan.
Today, we are going to talk about it, since there are many options,
…materials you can find on the internet.
Kayla is a cook that would like to share her story with you..
Let’s hear them out!
I and my husband used to cook in a Chinese restaurant.
Everybody use a stainless steel wok there to stir fry foods.
After several years we are able to buy our own house nearby…
…the restaurant that we work for. Living in a house felt so much…
…different than living in an apartment. It gives us more choices,
…but on the other hand, too many choices are confusing.
When we’re choosing a new kitchen set for us,
…we tried a new thing. Which is a nonstick pan.
I didn’t know that it needs a special mate until…
…It took me several new nonstick pans after I “damaged” the previous ones.
I thought the person has been giving us a fake nonstick pan.
After a while when I was choosing my 5th nonstick pan,
an elder woman comes to me and explain that she saw me several times at..
…the market to keep buying new nonstick pan.
She knew that I might’ve used the wrong match for the pan,
…and gave me a silicone spatula.
She’s truly is my pan savior!
For those who didn’t know that a non-stick pan…
…need a soft surface material, would experience…
…the same thing with Kayla.
So what’s the best material and what should we know…
…before buying the best spatula for our nonstick pan?
Let’s check it out!
Quality of A Good Spatula For Non Stick Pan
During my study, I discovered that spatulas are made of nylon.
…or any other sort of plastic just does not hold up to high…
…or even moderately high temperatures as well as silicone.
After seeing photos of twisted, melted nylon spatulas…
…in one Amazon review after another, I made the decision.
and after reading the findings of Cook’s Illustrated’s study,
…which revealed that every non-silicone spatula tested…
…melted at about 350°F (177°C). There are already…
…so many silicone spatulas on the market that..
…it didn’t seem necessary to try anymore.
However, silicone is not unbreakable,
…and it can shatter or wear out when wrapped around…
…thin metal components. So I sought the best spatulas with thick,
…if not seamless, coverings and tested them by bending them back and forth.
Thinness Versus Strength
Although nonstick spatulas will never be as thin as the greatest metal spatulas,
…they should still provide some accuracy and mobility.
It should have a narrow tapered edge that can glide under…
…delicate items like crepes or fish fillets without harming…
…them or slamming them about the pan. It should also be bendable…
…enough to slip beneath an egg frying in a crowded pan…
…without upsetting the other eggs in the vicinity.
To see how simple or difficult it was to move the spatula…
…beneath the egg and flip it without shattering the yolk,
I used each spatula to cook over-easy eggs.
When lifting heavy meals or scraping the bottom of a pan,
however, a silicone spatula that is too thin or has strong enough…
…core to support it becomes floppy and worthless.
So I cooked a half-pound burger with each spatula,
…turning it repeatedly to check if…
…it could handle a big patty without slipping off.
Keep on going…
Ease Of Cleaning
Last but not least, a silicone spatula should be simple to clean.
It should have few gaps for food pieces to hide in,
…and it shouldn’t retain stains or aromas.
To check for residual odors or yellow stains,
…I soaked each spatula in a pan of simmering yellow curry
heavy on the garlic, cleaned it, and checked it for any.
Although the Vollrath (52010) 10-Inch High-Temperature Silicone Spatula…
…worked nearly identically to the Rubbermaid High-Heat Scraper,
…its guarantee is invalid if not utilized in a commercial kitchen.
The internal reinforcements on the smaller spatulas don’t stretch…
…the entire length of the handle and provide very little support,
…thus the StarPack Premium Silicone Spatula Set…
…looks to give more bang for your buck.
It is recommended to use…
…the Due Buoi Wide Spatula for burger-smashing because….
..of its size and weight. We decided not to test it because…
…of the broadhead on this pricey model,
…which makes it a specialist item that wouldn’t be as effective…
…for minor jobs like cutting bar cookies.
We really liked the OXO Good Grips Sauté Paddle, however,
…after only a few usages, the edges of the blade started to break in many spots.
Open Kitchen by Williams-Sonoma Beechwood Although…
…the edges of the Angled Spatula are slightly rounded,
…they are not sufficiently rounded to fit into the sloping sides…
…of some cookware. It also has a smaller blade than our top selection,
…which covers less surface area.
Because of its prominent upward curve and tip angle,
…the Eddingtons Italian Olive Wood Spatula is less suitable…
…for left-handed chefs (or righties switching arms).
The finish appears to be a little more porous and fragile.
The spatula appeared to be a little dry even after oiling.
Recommended Spatula For You!
Hotec Food Grade Silicone
- the color is eyecatching and pleasing to the eye
- It’s not hard to clean and to take care
- Dishwasher safe
- Come’s with several shapes
- It’s not as sturdy as a wooden or stainless spatula
- It becomes slippery to some of foods
Unicook Silicone Spatula
- The edges and size are adequate to flip eggs, pancakes
- The handles are a mixture of stainless steel and plastic
- Good durability
- It’s not colorful, monotone, not as beautiful like the silicone you can find on the market.
OXO Wooden Spatula
- it’s sturdy, suitable to make fried rice
- Bio-degradable cookware
- The durability of the spatula is not so long
- The shape quite easy to get distorted since it’s made of wood.
There are several types of spatula you can choose for your nonstick pan
Some made out of woods, and same made out of silicone
and maybe there’s a combination made out of silicone and plastic
or silicone with stainless steel.
Choose the spatula that suits you the most,
has a long durability, and if you choose a silicone-made spatula,
as the best spatula for your nonstick pan,
choose the one with a food grade label! Have a good day!
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