Over the decades, the ATK Reviews team has tested thousands of pieces of equipment. It takes a lot to convince us of any item’s worth.
But a handful of products have stood the test of time, coming out on top every time we review. The Wüsthof Gourmet 7" Slotted Fish Spatula is one such product. (Even better: It’s on sale now in the Shop for 20% off.)
Wüsthof Gourmet 7" Slotted Fish SpatulaOur former winner continues its reign: Its perfectly proportioned head supported foods of all shapes and sizes and maneuvered nimbly even in tight spaces. And because it's also moderately thin and flexible, it excelled at getting under food.
I can hear you now: How is it possible to be wowed by something as ordinary as a metal spatula?
This one might change your mind.
When we last reviewed it, every test cook we talked to chose it as their favorite. And more than one reader has called it a game-changer—for good reason.
Here’s why we like it.
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It’s Long and Narrow
Technically, our favorite metal spatula is a fish spatula—its long, narrow head is designed to lift and support delicate fish fillets with ease. But that big head makes it great for so much more than fish.
It’s Thin and Lightweight
The head of the spatula is ultrathin, so it slips really easily under food, without denting or gouging it. (If you’ve ever tried to flip pancakes with a thick spatula, you’ll know how annoying it can be!) It’s also lightweight, so it feels especially nimble and efficient in hand.
Foolproof FishFresh, modern flavors, 175+ recipes that accommodate multiple kinds of fish, and plenty of fish facts will inspire you to dive into seafood cookery with confidence.
It Has a Curved Edge
The edge of the spatula turns up slightly, so you get more leverage for prying roasted potatoes off of a sheet pan, scooping up casseroles, or peeking under a steak or piece of fish to see if it’s browned properly.
It Has a Comfortable Handle
The handle is a good length and thickness, even for larger hands, making its grip easy and comfortable. Just don’t leave it resting on a hot pan—it’ll melt.
This spatula costs a bit more than others we’ve tested, but we think it’s worth every penny. It’s a tool that many of us use every day, so why not invest in the best?