spatula

Don’t even think about making pancakes if you don’t have a spatula. What else would you flip them with?

There are two main types of spatulas, both of which are kitchen utensils. One has a wide, flat surface attached to the end of a handle and is ideal for picking up, flipping, or serving hot foods like pancakes and hamburgers. The other has a more flexible end, usually made of rubber or plastic, and is used for mixing batter or spreading icing. Painters also use a type of spatula to mix or spread paint.

Definitions of spatula
  1. noun
    a hand tool with a thin flexible blade used to mix or spread soft substances
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    types:
    palette knife
    a spatula used by artists for mixing or applying or scraping off oil paints
    putty knife
    a spatula used to mix or apply putty
    slice
    a spatula for spreading paint or ink
    type of:
    hand tool
    a tool used with workers' hands
  2. noun
    a turner with a narrow flexible blade
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    type of:
    food turner, turner
    cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handle; used for turning or serving food
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