Silicone spatulas are great for stirring batters and scraping down bowls. Spatulas with dark-colored heads won't easily be stained by foods like berries or tomatoes. Washing by hand is recommended; don't put them in the dishwasher. Silicone spatulas are perfect for recipes that call for gently folding to combine ingredients; because they aren't rubber they won't crack or break apart. And, of course, you must have an icing spatula for baking.
Thin-edge spatulas look like any other spatula, but they are razor-thin at the lifting edge so they are perfect for lifting cookies -- especially thin ones -- from baking sheets.
For more information on the Macy's Martha Stewart Collection spatulas, visit macys.com. For more information on the "Martha Stewart's Cookies" book, visit the Martha Stewart Store. Both were given to the viewer mail participant.