There are many types of silicone cooking utensils, and you should always choose the one that makes sense for your kitchen, whether that’s a spoon, whisk, spatula, tongs, or a utensil set. While food-grade silicone generally handles high temperatures better than nylon or plastic, some types can have a higher heat resistance than others — manufacturers often give a specific temperature rating for the cooking end of a utensil, if not the handle (though the temperature rating should be the same for a one-piece design). You’ll definitely want to make sure the handle is designed to handle high temperatures if you plan to leave the utensil in the pan while your food is cooking.
A One-Piece Silicone Turner Spatula
With an overall rating of 4.6 stars from more than 1,300 Amazon reviewers, the StarPack premium silicone turner is a popular choice thanks to its simple one-piece design. While some one-piece designs can be too soft and thick for scraping pans or getting under food, the StarPack turner has a sturdy, steel-reinforced core and a tapered edge that make it incredibly functional.
This spatula is resistant to temperatures up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning it shouldn’t melt where it’s touching a hot pan, and the handle shouldn’t get too hot to the touch. When you’re done cooking, you can just throw it in the dishwasher. But if you prefer to hand wash, the one-piece design means there are no crevices or joints where food can get trapped, making the task a little easier.
This silicone turner comes in three different colors to better coordinate with your other kitchenware.
A Fan-Favorite One-Piece Silicone Scraper Spatula
With more than 2,600 (and growing!) reviews on Amazon and an overall rating of 4.8 stars on the site, it’s clear that this di Oro spatula is a joy to cook with. The moderately flexible blade is supported by a steel-reinforced handle, which makes the spatula sturdy enough to use for stirring batters or folding in ingredients. The one-piece design means there’s no detachable head that can accidentally come off, even when you’re mixing extra-thick dough.
The dishwasher-safe, stain-resistant silicone can handle temperatures as high as 600 degrees Fahrenheit without melting. It has a convenient hanging loop at the end of the handle for easy storage and comes in eight different colors.
A Silicone-Coated Whisk
Metal wires coated in silicone give you a nice balance of structure and flexibility in this balloon whisk from OXO Good Grips. The rounded handle is comfortable to hold and offers a textured surface that won’t get slippery, even after you’ve been whisking over a hot pot for what feels like hours. The silicone’s 600-degree Fahrenheit heat resistance means you can whisk sauces on the stove for as long as you need without worrying about melting.
While silicone whisks aren’t the best choice for whipping cream or eggs, this medium flexibility whisk is a great tool to have for whisking a roux, stirring sauces, or blending dressings, especially considering that the silicone-coated wires won’t scratch your nonstick cookware or damage your ceramic or metal bowls. It’s also dishwasher safe, and the well-spaced wires ensure food won’t get trapped in the top.
A One-Piece Silicone Mixing Spoon
This mixing spoon from StarPack has a firm spoon head for stirring and scooping and a textured, ergonomic handle with a strong steel core so no matter what you need to mix, this spoon has got you covered — even if you’re stirring thick batter or polenta. The spoon’s durable, all-purpose design has earned it a 4.7-star overall Amazon rating after more than 1,800 reviews.
The silicone mixing spoon is heat resistant up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit (even the handle) and has a solid, one-piece design. While the spoon is dishwasher safe, the one piece design means there’s nowhere for bits of food to get caught, making cleaning easier.
Choose from any of these four silicone utensils or buy all of them.