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10 best spatulas for cooking, baking, flipping and scraping

The simple spatula is a kitchen utensil superhero, a multifunctional tool for all your baking and cooking needs. We’ve tracked down the best spatulas to add to your kitchen drawer.

By Mumsnet HQ | Last updated Sep 17, 2021

Best spatulas

Things can get hot in the kitchen, even for seasoned home cooks. So it’s helpful to have the best tools to hand when you’re knocking up mid-week meals or whipping up a toddler’s birthday cake.

The versatile spatula is a must-have item and can be used for flipping, stirring, spreading and scraping. The best ones are flexible and constructed with quality materials that can handle heat and won’t damage your precious pans. 

We’ve scoured the market, the Mumsnet forums and online review sites to round up the best spatulas to spend your money on. Whatever you’re rustling up in the kitchen, you’ll find the best spatula for you right here.

Here are the best spatulas to buy in 2021.

1. Best overall spatula: Di Oro Living Spatula

Di Oro spatula

Price: £13 | Buy now from Amazon

This silicone spatula is perfect for sliding under omelettes and eggs that need flipping. The silicon blade is ultra-thin so it won’t scrape your pan as you cook and the sturdy handle is made from stainless steel. As you’re cooking, you can get a good grip of the handle due to its clever matt texture. This spatula really is your superhero as it withstands heat up to 315°C and is happy being thrown into the dishwasher. It won’t let you down. And if it does, it has a ‘forever warranty’ so you can get a replacement or refund if things go wrong.

2. Best budget spatula: Tala Cooking Spatula

Tala spatula

Price: £4 | Buy now from Amazon

"Silicone spatulas get the last bits out of my mixing bowl" - TroysMammy

This is a great kitchen essential. The multifunctional design is a cross between a spoon and a spatula so you can use it for spooning liquids as well as a scraper or for folding. The wooden handle is made using 100% FSC Beechwood while the head is made using high quality, heat-resistant silicone. The spatula head is removable which is handy for ensuring thorough cleaning in the dishwasher. This durable spatula will promise to be your faithful friend in the kitchen for many years.

3. Best non-stick spatula: Moacc Spatula

Moacc spatula

Price: £10 | Buy now from Amazon

This nifty silicone spatula is super smooth and hygienic with no joins or cracks for food and bacteria to get trapped in. The silicone construction provides plenty of flexibility for you to scrape out the mixing bowl and it’s sturdy enough for heavy handed users as it’s made with a stainless steel core. The sleek design means it’s great for spreading too. Always wanted to perfect smooth frosting on your cake? Now’s your chance with this beauty.

4. Best nylon spatula: Brabantia Small Spatula

Brabantia spatula

Price: £4 | Buy now from Amazon 

Brabantia always comes up trumps when it comes to kitchenware and this spatula is no exception. It’s made from BPA-free heat-resistant nylon and will withstand heat up to 220°C. It’s ideal for frying an egg, and for cooking meat and fish as it has slots so any excess grease or fat can drain off. It’s sturdy rather than flexible so it’s not really one for bakers. Its great design and quality materials make this a trusty tool for your kitchen. 

5. Best silicone spatula: KitchenCraft Colourworks Silicone Multi Spatula

KitchenCraft Colourworks spatula

Price: £6 | Buy now from Amazon 

"I recommend a silicone spatula all-in-one piece so there’s no handle to fall off or wobble. It is stiff enough on one side for squishing up mince etc when cooking but flexible enough to scrape a bowl clean too" - Suddengeekgirl 

This is a sleek tool that won’t cause damage to your pans. The smooth and flexible silicone spatula slides easily under food, preventing scratches on the base of your pan. It also has a nifty design with a built-in bowl rest for mess-free cooking (don’t you just hate it when your spatula sticks to your kitchen surface in between scrapes?). The curved head is handy for scraping batter or food mix from whisks and mixers and the handle provides a comfortable grip. If you like your kitchen colour-coordinated, there are three cool shades to choose from.

6. Best heat-resistant spatula: U-Taste Spatula

U-Taste spatulas

Price: £16 | Buy now from Amazon

These spatulas from U-Taste will withstand temperatures up to 315°C while you’re cooking. The makers claim that even if you leave the spatula on the side of a pan on the stove, you won’t see any signs of burning or melting. The edges of the spatula are curved and soft, making it easy to glide around your pan to ensure nothing sticks to the sides. This spatula is also super easy to clean and dry as there are no joins or crevices for food to get stuck in. The handle has an ergonomic design so it sits easily in your hand but there is no ‘grip’ feature.

7. Best mini spatula: Mini Silicone Spatula

Mini silicone spatulas

Price: £7 | Buy now from Amazon

"Mini spatulas are so useful for getting the last bits out of jars" - CRbear

"So many uses, from getting the contents out of the bottom of the jar to quickly cleaning a roasting pan. And many things in-between. In use daily in my kitchen" - WhereYouLeftIt

Do you find that you struggle to get the last dregs out of the jam jar or the glass ketchup bottle? Then add these mini spatulas to your basket. They are great quality and very useful if you have budding chefs in the family! With a soft-touch handle and a flexible spoon, they reach places other utensils can’t reach. They’re heat-resistant too (up to 230°C) and come in a rainbow of colours.

8. Best spatula for pancakes: Horwood Stellar Premium Crepe Spatula

Horwood Stellar spatula

Price: £11 | Buy now from Amazon

Bag this spatula now and then you won’t be panicking come pancake day (when it’ll probably be sold out!) The long, super slim paddle is perfect for sliding under pancakes without scratching the pan. It has just the right ratio of flexibility and strength enabling you to confidently flip a pancake! The handle is lightweight and has indented finger moulds so you can get a comfy grip. This spatula can also be used for smoothing out cakes and bakes, and flipping delicate flaky fish in the pan. Bung it in the dishwasher when you’re done.

9. Best spatula for baking: Mason Cash Kitchen Spatula and Scraper

Mason Cash spatula

Price: £7 | Buy now from Amazon

Looking for that perfect spatula that can scrape the inside of your mixing bowl visibly clean? Then look no further. This double-ended wonder product is a baker’s secret weapon. The wooden handle has two different silicone-shaped spatulas at each end for different purposes. The large removable head is the one you want for mixing batters, and the smaller one is for scraping or poking in nooks and crannies. You can choose which end you prefer for smoothing frosting or mixing sauces. It’s not as resistant to heat as some others, which is why we recommend this spatula as the best for baking.

10. Best multipurpose spatula set: Ineibo Spatulas

iNeibo spatula

Price: £6 | Buy now from Amazon

Snap up this set of three spatulas and you’ll be one happy - and efficient - cook. Stir, fold and scrape away with these spatulas without having to worry about your precious pans getting scraped. The ergonomically-designed handle limits any slippy spatula disasters too. Pick your tool for your task as each spatula is a different size. They can cope with high temperatures too without flaking or releasing harmful chemicals into your food thanks to the BPA-free and FDA-approved silicone material. This is a well-priced set compared to others on the market.

What’s the best material for a spatula? 

Silicone spatulas are brilliant if you need flexibility for scraping and smoothing, particularly if you’re working with cake mixture and batter. Metal spatulas are best for grilling and flipping and heat-resistant nylon spatulas are handy if you want a sturdy tool for flipping.  

What can you use a spatula for? 

Spatulas are very handy kitchen tools. You can use them for baking; they’re great for folding, scraping and mixing and brilliant for decorating cakes with frosting. When frying fish or meat, you need a trusty spatula that will flip food without it falling to pieces in the process. A heat-resistant silicone spatula is ideal for making sure sauces don’t stick to the bottom of your pan. A mini spatula is a handy utensil for getting into nooks and crannies in jars, bowls, and bottles.

What is the best spatula to buy?

The Di Oro Living Spatula is a quality product with a great design but it’s the priciest spatula on our list. If you’re after something cheaper, the Ineibo Spatulas are great value.

How we chose our recommendations 

Because we know that there’s nothing like a real recommendation from a real parent, we first headed to the Mumsnet forums to find out which kitchen spatulas discerning Mumsnet users had bought for cooking and baking. We compiled a list of the best spatulas they recommended for being durable and effective.

We then did some research across the wider web, looking at which spatulas had won accolades or been featured in ‘best buy’ lists across websites and print media, and what customer reviews said about them. 

Having collated all that information, we picked the best spatulas we thought would make the best buys.

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