Miye Bromberg, Associate Editor, Tastings and Testings
Metal Spatula. Over the years, I’ve reviewed a whole bunch of spatulas. But the one I will go to bat for is our metal spatula Best Buy, the MIU France Flexible Fish Turner. If you’ve never used a fish spatula before, prepare to have your life changed. It’s thin but sturdy, flexible, nimble, and can pick up pretty much any food, large or small–not just fish. It’s nearly identical to our winning metal spatula, the Wüsthof Gourmet 12” Fish Spatula, but the head is flat where the Wüsthof’s curves up at the edge; as a result, the test cooks say it provides a little less leverage for getting under foods. Frankly, I have never missed that leverage, and I am certainly not willing to pay $30 more for it. I use this spat more than any other tool besides my chopsticks. In fact, I own three, because I can’t bear to be far from one at any given time. I take it on vacations. I buy it as a gift for friends with new homes/kitchens/babies/iguanas. It’s my favorite.