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Old 06-30-2014, 04:41 PM
Steve J. Steve J. is offline
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Default Favorite Utensils?

Curious if the folks on this board have preferred utensils (spatulas, spoons, etc), to use with cast iron skillets and pots? I have read different views on the danger of metal spatulas on cast iron damaging the seasoning. Metal? Plastic? Wood? silicone? Any specific recommendations?
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:49 PM
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Default Re: Favorite Utensils?

I have heard that also and I have seen utensil marks on cooking surfaces. I use wooden spoons and spatulas but coated metal ones probably would be just as good.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:32 PM
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I have always used an old metal spatula on my skillets with no problems. I don't use a knife to cut anything in the pan. The spatula seems to smooth out the surface if anything.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:40 PM
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I second Steve's comment, I look for a sturdy metal spatula that is flat across the bottom not rounded.
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:50 PM
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We had one of these c.1950s-60s Ecko stainless steel spatulas in the late 50s. Best spatula ever made I think and I found two of them some years ago and treat them with care (no dishwasher which I don't have anyway) so they will last forever. These days they may be hard to find but garages sales might turn one up.
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:54 PM
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Default Re: Favorite Utensils?

I do actually look for these at flea markets,etc. The hard rubber bowling ball handle, the straight leading edge business end, and the rounded off corners make it perfect for cast iron.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:57 AM
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Two months ago or so I was in Creston Iowa on some business and spotted a second hand store and that's something this old junker can't pass up and while looking around for cast iron pans I noticed a set of Ecko wood handle spatulas the red handle ones with a white ring around them. One is a short handled one and the other is the longer handled one for 2.00 each in like new shape and I purchased them and they are the Bomb. Not the stainless steel ones but regular steel with the rounded corners. So as long as I hand wash them and dry good they should outlast this old Coot. John S.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: Favorite Utensils?

I have a couple Dexter-Russel spatulas, and they are awesome. The one I use most is the 4"x2.5" model. I have the 5" one also, but it's a little too big for regular sized skillets.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:41 AM
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I have a couple Dexter-Russel spatulas, and they are awesome. The one I use most is the 4"x2.5" model. I have the 5" one also, but it's a little too big for regular sized skillets.
I have this one too, it is wonderful.
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:31 PM
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Default Re: Favorite Utensils?

I use stainless steel spatula with rounded corners for use in all my cast iron skillets. Keeps the skillet bottom smooth. I also use wood spoons for stirring etc.
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