Remember when I wrote about my 13 Essential Tools for the Paleo Kitchen? Well, that was just the tip of the iceberg. My house is filled with everything from spiral slicers and deli slicers to sous vide cookers and multiple pressure cookers. I have fancy gyuto knives, julienne peelers, and dishers of every conceivable size. My collection drives my neat freak husband bananas, but hey: all these doodads make cooking more fun, and puts food on the table. So there.
Still, I won’t buy just any old crappy gadget I spot on Pinterest or late night infomercials. I’m a discriminating broad, and always make sure to do my research on sites like ConsumerSearch and The Sweethome. I also pay heed to the advice of my favorite culinary gurus like Michael Ruhlman, who convinced me long ago that rounded wooden spoons are a big fail in the kitchen:
I have only one thing to add to Michael’s rant against wooden spoons: while I agree that wood remains a “great material” for cooking implements, I prefer kitchen tools that don’t warp, stain, or scorch over time. That’s why I switched to flat-edged, silicone-headed spatulas a few years ago. But they’re certainly not perfect, either: The silicone heads can be too floppy (which can make mixing a challenge), and I have to separate the heads from the handles every time I wash ’em (or risk mildew growth—yuck). Plus, they’re kind of blah-looking.
But a few months ago, the clouds parted.
Earlier this year, at the Food Blog Forum in Orlando, I fished a gorgeous blue GIR spatula out of my swag bag. GIR stands for “Get It Right”—and the creators certainly did just that. I was immediately struck by the spatula’s sleek design, super-comfortable grip, and well balanced heft. I couldn’t wait to try it out.
In the months since, I’ve used my GIR spatula for all manner of kitchen tasks, from folding and mixing…
…to sautéing and flipping.
GIR spatulas are truly fantastic, and as sturdy as they are beautiful. Unlike their wooden (or wood-and-silicone) counterparts, GIR spatulas won’t warp, stain, or burn. Also, the full-body silicone construction means I don’t have pull the head off the handle before tossing it in the dishwasher.
And did I mention that the design is a feast for the eyes?
Seriously: I love my GIR spatulas. Priced at $22.50 each, these babies aren’t cheap, but they’re well worth the price. Don’t believe me? Lucky for you, a few of my lucky readers will win three of their own GIR spatulas—for free!
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