Silicone pot holders, bakeware, etc. have been hitting the shelves of kitchen stores in a way that, I have to admit, makes me a bit nervous. Although I know somewhere in my head that the melting point of these products usually ranges in the low 500sF, every time I go to use one I find myself having visions of plastic melted onto my skin or my food tasting like old rubber. However, the silicone spatula is one transition that has been almost seamless to make (no giant leap of faith required). I can now “scrape” the bottom of my non-stick pan (not something I would ever recommend buying, but I’m also a big proponent of using what you have), without a care in the world AND get every drop mixed in with one fail swoop! Fantastic!

My Favorite? Le Creuset. It comes in a host of colors and sizes.