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Learn About Scraping & Spreading Spatulas
Icing spatula, scraper spatula, offset spatula, spoon spatula - all are scraping and spreading spatulas, but each have different uses. They’re vital tools in your commercial or home kitchen.
An offset spatula can spread icing, peanut butter and hummus in a smooth and even layer. It keeps your hand farther away from the spread to prevent hands from touching the food.
Because of their small shape and flexible and thin blade, teardrop shape spatulas, paddle shape spatulas and diamond shape spatulas are great for detailed work like fondant.
Rubber spatula, scraper spatula, spoon spatula (also known as spoonula), are meant for mixing and scraping bowls. They can be heat resistant for added versatility. The rubber material is soft and flexible, making sure it won’t scratch fry pans.
We have a wide selection of spatulas from Ateco, Browne, Cuisipro, Rabco, Rubbermaid and Zwilling. Options include rubber blades, metal blades, wood handles and plastic handles. Our Types of Spatulas and Their Uses Guide goes into more detail on what spatula material, size and types are right for you.
Scraping & Spreading Spatulas FAQ
What is a spreading spatula?
A spreading spatula is a type of spatula specifically designed for spreading or smoothing substances like frosting, butter, or spreads onto various food items.
What kind of spatula is used for icing cakes?
An icing spatula or offset spatula is commonly used for icing cakes. Its angled and narrow blade allows for precise and even spreading of icing on cakes and pastries. Icing spatulas can have either a straight blade or offset blade.
What are wide spatulas used for?
Wide spatulas, also called turners, are typically used for tasks that require lifting or flipping larger food items, such as pancakes, burgers, or cookies. Their broad and sturdy blades provide support and ease in handling.
What are the best types of spatulas?
The best types of spatulas vary depending on the specific task or material. Rubber spatulas are versatile for mixing and scraping bowls, while offset spatulas excel at spreading icing. Ultimately, the best spatula choice depends on the intended use and personal preference.