To conclude the recent spatula
, a few words about plastic spatula
s are in order. They are:
"Don't Bother". Buy metal spatula
s instead. Plastic spatulas are flimsy
easily, and, worst of all, they
into the scrambled eggs
if left unattended for a single moment. They absorb grease
like a cheap hamburger bun
, leaving permanent stain
s, and poor-quality models will smell rancid
if you don't clean the ham
residue off immediately
The only advantage of plastic spatulas is that they are cheap, and that means they are expendable.
A plastic spatula is the implement of choice when dealing with something disgusting, like advanced mold
or other clinging filth. We used to have one, but it broke in half when my brother tried to cut stale cornbread
with it. My friend has one that is so nicked and bent from repeated meltings and chippings that it's hardly
worth using. It's an eyesore, a blight upon an otherwise well-maintained complement of kitchenware.
Don't buy plastic spatulas. Buy a few good metal spatulas (square, round, and rectangular), some rubber
spatulas for the liquids, and skip the plastics altogether.