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Good, but has an annoying 'flex'
on 21 January 2013
I quite liked this turner all the way up to the point of actually cooking something with it. First, the good bits:
* Nice colour scheme to brighten up the utensil pot
* Silicone and therefore heat proof and non-scratch
* Grips well in the hand
* Evenly weighted so when resting it in a pan, it doesn't inadvertently see-saw and splodge a load of food everywhere
* Easy to clean (non-stick)
* Good sized 'head' for most applications (fried eggs, smallish pancakes, omelettes, burgers etc.
And now the deal breaker:
* As others have mentioned, the main flaw of this turner is that it has the most annoying 'flex' right in the middle of the head. What this means is that occasionally, when you're trying to prod or turn food, the head flexes and then releases, flicking your food or the sauce it's in. The flexing is not gradual - it's on and then off. It doesn't sound that bad on paper, but in practical terms, it really is very frustrating and also means you can't use the turner for such things as breaking up fresh minced beef/pork/lamb in a pan because it's just too bendy. I find myself reaching for that good old wooden turner more often than not - it's not as wide, but it doesn't annoy the hell out of me!
Consider this flexing before buying. It's not solid metal under all that silicone. I would not buy this turner again.