What if I told you I had a spatula made of a space age alloy that wouldn’t rust, corrode, or stain unless you soaked it in the ocean for a few years? And what if I told you it also wouldn’t react with foods, no matter how acidic, that it wouldn’t warp, and that it would maintain its luxurious shine for the seeable future? Would you suspect that I was from the future? Would you think me a charlatan? Or perhaps you’d believe me, but think such a device would only be for the super rich? Well, my friends, let me tell you about my stainless steel spatula.
Why Stainless Steel Makes A Good Spatula
- Doesn’t react negatively to food or water
- Less likely to burn you or your countertops
- Will stay shiny and new looking for a long time
Regular steel rusts when it gets wet, which means it’s pretty much a crap material when it comes to cookware. Stainless steel, on the other hand, is actually an alloy that’s at least one tenth chromium, which prevents those annoying chemical reactions from taking place. It’s actually impervious not only to water, but even acidic foods which are the bane of certain types of cookware.
Just because it’s not 100% steel doesn’t mean it isn’t some seriously badass shit, though. Stainless steel is tough, incredibly durable yet with just the right amount of flex to it. If I had to fight a dude with a sword, I’d probably want a sword made of stainless steel, and if I had to make some french toast, I know I’d want a spatula made of the same.
Surprisingly, it’s also a relatively poor conductor, which is why any decent stainless steel pots and pans have copper or aluminum cores. With stainless steel spatulas, however, it’s a nice feature because it means the heat isn’t going to travel up to your hand and burn you, and you’re going to be a lot less likely to burn the countertop when you set it down.
And let’s face it, the powers that be in the world of spatula manufacturing are all about the bottom line. I’ve been trying to get the companies to experiment with more expensive materials, but so far I’ve been met with resistance and at least one restraining order. Anyway, one of the big reasons they use stainless steel is that it’s cheap for them, but it also means it’s cheap for you. Stainless steel spatulas are hella affordable!!
Take This Bad Boy, For Example
This, IMHO, is the best stainless steel spatula on the market. This particular beauty, made by OXO, has literally hundreds of 5-star reviews on Amazon!
This sucker is over a foot long, with a 3 and a quarter inch wide slotted head suitable to cooking just about anything your heart can imagine. It’s got a comfortable non-slip yet soft grip and a hole in the end so you can hang it up on the wall when you’re not cooking with it, because this beautiful machine is a real work of art!
Care And Feeding Of The Stainless Steel Spatula
You may think that anything made of such an incredible miracle metal would require a phone book-sized manual on how to take care of it. Hell, I once bought a table with a 40 page manual. But no, all you have to do is throw the thing in the dishwasher. Honestly, you can treat it like a total jerk, barely take care of it, it doesn’t matter because it’s stainless steel.
If anybody ever tries to sell you a stainless steel spatula for some outrageous price, call the police! Those people are trying to scam you! Even though they’re light years ahead of spatulas made of inferior metals, they’re still affordable enough for absolutely everybody. If you’re looking for a space age way to cook your dinner, consider using a stainless steel spatula.