Gadget name: Wüsthof Gourmet Slotted Turner/Spatula
Price: $44.95, available on Amazon
It looks like: A thin metal spatula with an open grate and a sturdy, comfortable handle.
How it’s supposed to work: It’s supposed to lift, flip, and hold whatever needs to be lifted, flipped, and held in the kitchen.
How we tested it: We fried eggs in an 8-inch skillet. We then lifted fresh-baked cookies, pieces of lasagna, fluffy pancakes, and oversize hamburgers. To gauge strength, we balanced bricks on it.
How it actually works: With its maneuverability, surgical precision, and crisp, high-end construction, this spatula could not be beat.
Good to know: It supported a 4-pound brick without the slightest slip.
My favorite part: The sharp, flexible, gently uplifted front edge of the high-carbon, stainless steel blade could slide under any piece of food.
Best for: Though it’s called a fish spatula, we use our Wüsthof anytime we need a spatula in the kitchen (unless we’re cooking in a nonstick skillet, in which case we recommend the Matfer Bourgeat Pelton Fish Spatula).
Overall: Whether you’re cooking on the stovetop, oven, or grill, this tool doesn’t disappoint.