A tool that a cook really cannot have too many of, the silicone spatula is essential for everything from mixing to scraping. Now you can also support a good cause with a spatula, via a new collection of spatulas from cookware and home retailer Williams-Sonoma. (That's a good cause other than preventing brownie batter from going to waste!)
For the seventh year, Williams Sonoma has joined forces with the nonprofit organization Share Our Strength and a host of celebrities to create a collection of unique spatulas. Each $13 spatula features an illustration by one of ten celebrities who got in on the design action. Thirty percent of the proceeds from evey spatula purchase will go towards No Kid Hungry, a campaign to end childhood hunger in America.
Among this year's collection, you'll find a "slow cooker" sloth spatula designed by Kristen Bell, a vegetable-laden spatula by Faith Hill, a cupcake-covered spatula by Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, and an afro pick spatula by Questlove.
And if the quirky assortment of illustrations has you thinking that these spatulas are all for show, think again. With features like a heat- and crack-resistant silicone head that doesn't absorb odors, and an ergonomically-shaped handle, you can be sure that these tools are as much about function as they are about having a little fun in the name of doing some good.
Watch our Kitchen Conundrums expert, Thomas Joseph, use a spatula as he makes the best buttercream frosting: