Plastic or silicone utensil with a flat blunt and often rounded end for scraping recipients, mixing ingredients or folding together delicate preparations. Without a handle it is known as a pastry scraper.

The flexible scraping spatula can consist of a wooden or composite handle with a rubber scraping end, or it can be made entirely of silicone. With the one-piece silicone spatula, there is no risk of scratching or of any buildup of bacteria between the handle and the end.

To fold beaten egg whites into a mixture, make a gentle up and down motion with the a silicone spatula to prevent the egg whites from collapsing .

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