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This Metal Spatula Is a True Game-Changer 

We flip for our favorite metal spatula. Here’s why.
By Published Sept. 28, 2022

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. 

We are picky, we test products rigorously, and we are always (always!) looking for a better option.

As a result, the winning air fryer may change from year to year, or our favorite multicooker may be dethroned by a newer, better, more efficient model.

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.)

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 our go-to for flipping burgers or hash browns, portioning and serving lasagna or casseroles, and transferring cookies to a cooling rack. Basically, it’s the kitchen’s MVP for flipping, turning, and transferring most foods. 

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.

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? 

Better still, get it when it’s on sale—and buy three so that you can give two as gifts! We think you’ll love it just as much as we do.