But its most important use is for scraping.
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And I really do mean every last bit. Peanut butter jars are notorious for having little ridges that are hard to get clean. Not with a jar spatula.
Jar SpatulasWe tested nine models to see how well they could scrape out jars of marinara sauce, molasses, mayonnaise, honey, and Nutella.
But a jar spatula (or a larger silicone spatula, for that matter) is great for scraping so much more than just jars. When I make that aforementioned morning oatmeal, a silicone spatula does a much better job than a spoon to ensure there’s nothing left in the saucepan.
After whipping up a peanut sauce to serve with dinner, I scrape every last drop into a reusable container to save for leftovers. And its small stature makes it perfect for cleaning out my food processor once I'm finished.
In other words, when you have a good silicone spatula, jar or full size, no food gets left behind.